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Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse

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American, Californian, Barbecue
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925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631 (Eggleston Avenue)
(513) 721-7427
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 116
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
long time go to place for a great view and good food

For business or just a dinner out this a consistently good place to go. Stick with the rib items - they are their best. The sauce is very sweet so taste before you slather it on!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
FredDengler
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite restaurant... I miss the days when most folks dressed up to go to the boathouse... anymore it's come as you are, but the food is still fantastic, and the service is wonderful 99% of the time. If you've never been, try the Tournedos Margaux. Heaven on a plate--they'll make it for you even if it's not on the... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place has everything. Location. View. Service that should be a standard for any restaurant to live up to. Now the food... THEIR BRISKET IS BETTER THAT TEXAN BRISKET! Ribs, grilled brussel sprouts, everything was great. You can't go wrong coming here by yourself, with a date or with a large group. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location and views. Amazing barbecue, especially the pulled pork. The special thick cut potato chips were scrumptious. We came for lunch and had to return for dinner the next night. It was packed with prom- goers but the wait was worth it and the staff and services were still extremely efficient. The key-lime pie was the best I've had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was here for a large group work dinner-- the setting was perfect, spacious with great views. We tried most of the apps and I ordered ribs for an entree-- really found the food to be mediocre, including the ribs. They were too sweet for my palate. The take home sauce has high fructose corn syrup in it too. Everything... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wonderful evening, Sunday night 6:30 pm. Walked in without reservation and the patio was brilliant, great view and cool breeze. That's where the goodness ended. 8 tables on the patio served by one waitress. Waited 10+ minutes after waitress noticed I was sitting unserved. Finally went in to inquire if I needed to order at the bar. Waitress said "a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been to Montgomery Inn many times over the years and was always the place I had to go for birthday year after year and any other special event. I think they have the best damn ribs anywhere I have ever found. I have been going to this place for 25 years and absolutely love them, love the ribs... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For business or just a dinner out this a consistently good place to go. Stick with the rib items - they are their best. The sauce is very sweet so taste before you slather it on!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lots of sports memorabilia. The ribs are excellent with their special sauce. The service is top notch. Most of the waiters and waitress have been with them for many years.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was good, the service was great and everyone had a good time. Ribs and pork chops were fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great Bar B Q and view. Right on the Ohio River adjacent to a giant strolling park. Bob Hope used to order his Bar B Q from here. It has a giant hometown following with several locations, but this location is the best because of the view. The boat house is a training center under the restaurant for rowers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631
    (Eggleston Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 721-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?