925 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH | Directions 4520239.120737 -84.477273
Neighborhoods: East End
going bad – just had carryout ribs meals...salads not included is a bad move....bread went from slices of bread to a hunk of tough dough ..very bad....the ribs were dry not enough sause....first time i have been dissappointed with your resturant,,,dont know what happnd to quality but the changes are not good for me...larry b
Best Restaurant I've Ever Been To – I have been to Montgomery Inn hundreds if not Thousands of times. I love to go for the ribs, but other great choices are the Duck, steaks and chicken. I have tried everything on the menu at least once, and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal there once. The service is very nice, quick, and efficient, but while they do have to move between multiple tables, they are willing to stop and chat for just long enough to make you feel at home. On top of the great service and food, the atmosphere is incredible, with an exceptional view of the river, and tons of memorabilia, it is a great place to go and take it all in. The Montgomery Inn is by far my favorite restaurant, from the Ribs, to the Service, to the atmosphere, you cant go wrong with this Cincinnati Classic
Not even close to authentic ribs – Ignorance is bliss. That's how I characterize the loyalty that Cincinnatians have to M/I ribs. Most have grown up on M/I ribs, and therefore when they try real ribs, the ones that are smoked, have a dry rub, etc., they cringe, because the "other" ribs aren't swimming in ketchup-like sauce and don't fall apart when you pick them up.
If you are looking for authentic wood-smoked ribs, you won't find them here. Try something authentic like just about any ribs place in Memphis TN, North or South Carolina, or even south of Lexington KY. In Cincinnati try Burbanks, Boston Butts, or City Barbecue, to name a few. M/I doesn't taste like a wood-smoked rib, it tastes like a boiled and microwaved rib soup.-A Cincinnatian that didn't grow up in Cincinnati and knew how barbecue was supposed to be before coming here. ( :
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse – This place has everything you would ever need in a restaurant. Top flight food, romantic setting, scenic views of the rivers. The ribs and the brisket are the main attractions here. The calamari is very good too. Service is top notch, while it does get loud at prime hours it is still romantic. I love coming here, it is a must when you visit the city. Anything with the famous sauce will be excellent.
Great Food, Great View, Exceptional Hospitality – The Gregory's sure know how to do it right, I've been coming to the Montgomery Inn since I was a child and in my late 20's really started frequenting the boathouse alot. Where can you go wrong? the food is consistently good, the view at night is incredible (makes u feel like ur in a different city almost!) and I've yet to have any inkling of bad service. The last time I was there they had the sweetest front desk girl who did her best to secure us a great view and a very attentive and outgoing server ...there was flawless service from beginning to end. If my vote matters, its montgomery inn for me!!! a big thanks to the gregory family for many years of great memories!!
Good Food but pricey and loud – I ate here 8/13/06. We got in pretty fast wihtout reservations on a sunday evening. We ate outside on the patio and it was kinda loud. Food was very good, not exceptional, but very good. Service was good, not fantastic. I however feel that its not worth the $$ as I've had equally tasty ribs for much less cost. For the price i would expect a better etiquet restauraunt with sligtly better service. On a good note it is trendy with alot of nice celeb photos and Cincy history.
Awesome Restaurant – I love this place, sauce is the best try it on just about everything. Was just there Wednesday night. Tried something different, Chicken Galatoire. It was a great opportuntity to try something other than barbecued ribs. My guest had Tournedos Margaux and can't wait to go back, give it a try you won't be disappointed.
Whats the big deal? – I moved here from Chicago and this was one of the first places I tried. I think the only reason this place is famous is because Bob Hope came here a couple of times. The ribs were below average the 2 times I went to the Boathouse, they were not good at all. The sauce isn't that good either.
WOW – I hadn't been to the Boathouse for a while. They have just finished redecorating and the place looks gorgeous! Great view, fantastic food and excellent service. What's not to love?
I give this place a 10+
The Ribs are excellent, but – The rest of the menu is delicious and a great value. The bone-in ribeye is the best steak in town at any price. Also, I highly reccomend the duck.
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