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“Good Ribs with great sauce!”

Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse
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Ranked #19 of 2,001 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eggleston Avenue
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Obviously this place is known for its ribs and they don't disappoint. The ribs are always tender and the sauce is what makes it. Tip: if you don't call for reservations in advance you can go upstairs to the bar area for lunch and dinner. Service at the bar is very good. The view from the balcony overlooking the river is awesome.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The views from the Montgomery Inn Boathouse are nice and there is a sports bar feel to this restaurant. Several famous athletes have eaten here over the years and have left an autographed jersey behind. The ribs are the best item on the menu, but are not the best ribs that I have ever eaten. They are very good, but they defiantly need to be eaten with the famous Montgomery Inn sauce since there isn't any flavor that comes from a dry rub. The sauce is good and it has a sweet flavor to it. It certainly is in a category of its own because there is no Texas, Memphis, Kansas City, Carolina or southern style to it. The rest of the menu items are just mediocre. Montgomery Inn has a big following from its loyal Cincinnati customers and is likely why it does very well without much change to its menu. Locals come here for the ribs and the atmosphere which is exactly what you get. I come to this restaurant out of nostalgia since I grew up in Cincinnati and with the boathouse. However, I have eaten much better ribs elsewhere.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Was kind of surprised how average this place was. Ribs we great but everything was average. For 3 dinners it was way too expensive. All the jerseys on the walls was way cool, but food was average. Glad we tried it, but would never go again.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have eaten ribs in many places have to say these were the BEST ever - quality was amazing had heard about the first Montgomery Inn in North Cincinnati and before we left town had to go there just to see it all started - and also had the great ribs - if you are a rib lover this is a must.

River Boat house was a good place to see the river and look across too Kentucky.

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Thank Bonnie L
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The best ribs anywhere meat just fell off the bone high quality meat and sauce was out of this world, service was top notch, nice river view great location to downtown and so many things to do in this city, with lots more across the river in Newport

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