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Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse
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Ranked #49 of 2,063 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eggleston Avenue
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Googled "barbeque in cincincatti" and Montgomery Inn was the first hit returned. We hoped for the best, and they blew our socks off. Ribs were fabulous! Portions were generous. Server was top notch!

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Montgomery Inn is a must for Cincinnati visitors. Expect the place to be crowded but it does have a large seating capacity.

Food was made well and the barbecue items are very good! My only disappointment is in the sides. With them making them in mass it seems they are at times not really hot. My baked potato was room temperature and when I sent it back I got one that had been placed in a microwave.

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Thank Bob A
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

these folks have been serving good ribs and chicken for decades. i have eaten there many, many times over the years. however, they seem to think they are serving manna from heaven the way the customer is treated. not badly, mind you, but with great indifference. the food is good, but not great. the lines will prevent me from eating in, but i will continue to carry out every now and then.

Thank dominicandandy35805
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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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Thank Kevin H
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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.

Thank ReviewerDave
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