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Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse

925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631 (Mount Adams)
(513) 721-7427
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Ranked #109 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mount Adams
Cross street: Eggleston Avenue
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Centerville, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I made "reservations" the day of our visit and noticed while making the reservation that it only gets you priority seating. We did end up waiting 15 minutes for a table, which really wasn't too bad. We were 3 rows from the windows. The view is amazing, right on the ohio river. I think no matter where you are seated,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I've been to the original Montgomery Inn a couple of times and enjoyed it, we were going to go thru Cincinnati so I told my spouse about it and decided to check tripadvisor. I read many negative comments ,told my wife we better forget it as it had gone down hill since I was last there. While we were in... More

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Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had an enjoyable weeknight evening here. We ate ribs and brisket which were both good. Nothing outstanding. Great river views and good service all around. It's a very large facility on two levels and a large outdoor patio. Valet parking.

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Atlanta
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The worst BBQ ever might not be accurate. What the Montgomery Inn calls BBQ is nothing more than boiled meat with sugared ketchup. Seeing a half dozen patrons around me with pork ribs in front of them, I ordered a slab for myself. The ribs brought to me mushy and devoid of any flavor - not smoked but obviously deep... More

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Mason, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took the family. Nice views. A cinci tradition. Everything is all a carte. The cheese cake was a disappointment. Just bucause I don't like fluffy cheesecake. I had fish. It was good and a bit healthier than the ribs. The rest of the family had the yummy ribs.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Haven't been here in years, but nothing's changed. Food is still top notch, service is efficient and view is awesome. Do go close to opening time or have a reservation; otherwise expect a substantial wait.

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midwest
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were celebrating a family birthday, so we went early in the evening to beat the crowd. Yes, it still attracts many people, probably due to its location and former reputation for good ribs. But, it just doesn't hold up to the way it was when deceased owner was still around. Food was decent enough, but when you have already... More

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Newport, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having moved to the Cincinnati area last year, we have been experiencing dining in the area one establishment at a time. We walk by the Boathouse every morning and decided to give it a try for our wedding anniversary. I booked a reservation online and in the comment box told them that we were first time diners celebrating our 39th... More

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Florence
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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So we took our son back to college, but before he would go we celebrated at Montgomery inn. The food and atmosphere were so awesome… I mean beautiful KY and the ribs- OMG. Our service was very good. A few big tables delayed the food a little while but our server was very good and kept our glasses full. Will... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I were in town for a Reds game and he wanted to try the ribs because this place is suppose to be so good. We weren't impressed at all. I originally was going to try the pulled pork until I found out the sauce was mixed in it, not my idea of a good pulled pork, I... More

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