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Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse

925 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631
+1 513-721-7427
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“saratoga chips” (104 reviews)
“ribs” (632 reviews)
“onion straws” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
925 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unbelievable great food, service and view of river. The ribs were bone licking good, get the mac and cheese as a side(yummy). Well worth the 30 minute wait.

Thank family0f5stl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by locals for the ribs that did not disappoint. My son and I split a full rack and there was not a morsel left of it as the entire table enjoyed. The dry rub had great seasoning and flavor, they...More

Thank AimeeT5
Reviewed yesterday

Great location right on the river. Parking lot next to restaurant but don't expect to find a spot. You'll likely need to use the Valet service. Food is overall good. Ribs are the most popular and the sauce makes them. Don't expect smoked flavor on...More

Thank GolfCookDad
Reviewed yesterday

I was as impressed by the logistics involved in serving upwards of 300 plus diners in an efficient and friendly manner as I was by their signature spare ribs and duck dishes. They've got it right, no question. The wine by the glass was fairly...More

Thank michael662014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ribs are the must try at this restaurant. They even have a rib wrap. Very nice view of the Ohio River if you go on the outside top deck.

Thank Art I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate our anniversary in April. We like to go to more upscale restaurants around the city for this celebration, and thought we would give this a try. While it wasn't terrible, by any means, it was not what we expected. I always...More

Thank Savannah K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are senior citizens and had been going to the Inn for 40 years. In the good old days the prices were lower. A relish tray was placed on each table. Also a side salad came with your entree. Then Ted died and the kids...More

Thank Utsie
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want an great meal and enjoyable dining experience while in Cincinnati this is your place. Plenty of parking, easy to find great food at a moderate price. I recommend the combination ribs and chicken with their own BBQ sauce. The Saratoga chips are...More

Thank glenn f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food, awesome service and one of a kind atmosphere! The Boat House never disappoints. No matter what the occasion you can't go wrong here. I've been to birthday, wedding and retirement celebrations and all were great. Actually proposed to my wife in the Arnold...More

Thank pduke11
MontgomeryInn1, Guest Relations Manager at Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pduke11, We would like to thank you for your years of loyalty to the Boathouse. We strive to provide each and every one of our guests with an excellent experience and we are glad yours were great. Looking forward to seeing you again at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs in the city. Great view of the Ohio River. We ate lunch there on a sunny afternoon, seated on the 2nd floor balcony. Very enjoyable.More

Thank Michael O
MontgomeryInn1, Guest Relations Manager at Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael, We are glad you enjoy our world famous ribs. We are very proud of our ribs and we are glad you feel they are the best ribs in the city. Looking forward to seeing you again at the Boathouse. Best Regards, Ryan Chait...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is a reservation recommend for Thurs/Fri lunch - table by a window?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Quinnfuzzymom | Reviewed this property |
We had reservations ourselves for Saturday night supper and while Montgomery Inn said they would do their best, we were in the next row of tables away from the window. Still good table to see the Ohio River and boats. Not... More
Dara C
Do they have a kids menu?
19 February 2017|
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Response from MontgomeryInn1 | Property representative |
Yes we have a kids Menu. Please visit our website for details.
Charles H
I made a reservation for two on May 19th to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and forgot to request a table at the window. How do I arrange for a window table?
9 May 2016|
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Response from DAVID R | Reviewed this property |
Just call them. Most of the tables you can see outside, but they will accommodate this if you call now
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1631
    (Eggleston Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-7427
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