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“Beautiful Setting”

Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse
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Ranked #53 of 2,048 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eggleston Avenue
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had been given a gift certificate for a Montgomery Inn- we had been to the one on North I 71 years ago and decided to try the Boat House. We were going to The Taft Theater for a 8 pm performance. We arrive at the Boathouse at 5:30 and had to do the valet parking. When we walked in there was a long line- party's waiting for their reservations. We were seated in just moments. We were back away from the windows but our view was nice looking across the river into Kentucky( if we had been 30 minutes later we would have had a 45 min. to 1 hr. wait for seating).
I found the menu was over priced for what you ordered. We both had ribs because we did not won't to pay what the steaks were priced- this is not a Morton's or Malone's where you know you are going to get a good steak for your money. The ribs came with 1 side. Kathie ordered a spinach salad and steamed broccoli and I ordered steamed green beans and cold slaw- the sides were good.
The ribs were good and filling but not the quality for the price. The bread they served when you sat down was very good- would have liked to eatten more but we are on the Atkin's Diet and bread is a no no.
We found you need to know where you are going to find the location. The trip plan we had pulled off was a little confusing. The problem I have in driving in downtown Cincy is all the one way streets.
All and all we enjoyed our dinner- I was celebrating my 70th. So with the dinner and seeing Dennis Miller and Bill OReilly at the Taft was a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 50 there for dinner. We heard about their reputation but most of us were underwhelmed. We were placed in a separate room with no windows. Staff was great but zero ambiance. Ribs were average but pork chop got raves. Big kudos on raspberry chocolate chip ice cream. Food was overall average or a little better but big groups should look elsewhere.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 2nd year anniversy here due to all the hype about how great it is. First, you have to valet your car or you'll be walking a very long distance in heels. Second, everyone was in jeans while we were in our Sunday best. Thirdly, the menu selection was slim and expensive for the portion size and we thought the food was rather bland. Wonderful view if you got a window seat other than that felt like a sardine stuffed in a box.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Noteworthy for its barbecue, the Boathouse did not disappoint. Four of us had ribs and all enjoyed it so very much. The sides of steamed broccoli and baked potatoes, also done to perfection. The lava cake dessert finished off a great meal. All made the better for the view of the Ohio River. Will go again when I next visit Cincinnati.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

For first rate BBQ ribs, this is the place to go in Cincinnati. The food is great and the service is
outstanding. Sit by the windows and have a good view of the Ohio River

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