Montgomery Inn---cold food. I have never been to a restaurant that lives off its laurels like this place does. The last two times I've been there it was horrible. The first time e placed our order and never saw our waitress again--I had to ask the reservations desk for the bill. The food was barely warm. This last time I had a cold baked potato with my meal---by the time I got it back everyone at out table was finished eating.
rude employees. Management and employees. I complained to management about the complaints listed in this paragrah. He told me I was rude nasty person. And I have a reputation of being a pest.I demanded a refund after I paid for a meal and his response. I got a refund for the meal. And not want to come back. Below what I told him. Employees are continually rude to female customers. Not volunteer to wait on customers,give menu,food,bill,drinking glasses,silverware,napkin,not want to write down menu(did it anyway). Talk back rude,try to start fights,interrupt,talk back rude,rush to get rid of. Gave bill,food,drink and try to run away. Gave bill and not come back. Employees walk away from females while talking to them. Employees have to ask them to come back and do job. Give orders know wrong,not volunteer to correct it. Not come back volunteer to see if need anything. Give rude looks to customers and expect a tip.
Horrible service at two locations - January and Februrary 2009. Shocking level of service twice this year! At both the Boathouse and original locaitons, servers were rude and condescending. During two occasions, items were forgotten, tables were not checked on, but both waitresses were so pleasant when they brought over the check at the end of the meal! Both dining experiences were reported to management, but overall I don't think they are too concerned. The food is good, but not GREAT. Way too expensive and too long of a wait to put up with sub-standard service! The arrogance of this place amazes me. They would never get away with this if the restaurants were located in a bigger city! Don't even bother unless you are eager for some real frustration or if you like to pay a lot of $$$ for poor treatment! I live in Cincinnati and I won't be back!
BEST RESTAURANT WE HAVE BEEN TO IN YEARS. I was at the Montgomery Inn and everything we ordered made our taste buds dance with exceitment. Our server met every need and was very informative about the menu. We come into Cincy about 8 times a year and now will always make a point to have dinner there. Also we were able to pick up some info about their banquet rooms. BEAUTIFUL.
Try Burbanks for the real deal. disgusting! Reheated, precooked food, sauce so sweet it could be a dessert, but it sure don't belong on ribs. Expensive and pretentious to boot. Come on, Cincinnati, what are you thinking!?
Great ribs and service - perfect for a gathering..
The traditional BBQ aficionado may find the ribs at Montgomery Inn a little different that either the Kansas City or Memphis style. Their ribs have a sweet sauce, spicy but not fiery hot. So, if you like the hotter BBQ, you may not be so excited about Montgomery Inn. With that out of the way, I have to say that their ribs are a phenomenal eating experience. Crispy on the outside, fall off the bone tender on the inside, dripping with their special sweet sauce; I have these at least twice a year (wish I could have them more often). My only ding for them is that they no longer serve the nice warm dinner rolls with their salads - where did those go?
The setting at the original MI on Montgomery or at the Boathouse is perfect for a family or small gathering. Service is friendly and supportive without being formal or oppressive.
I understand they are opening a new restaurant in Dublin near Columbus, it's good to see them expanding their business.
Just plain terrible and overpriced. Growing up in Kansas City, I gained experience with a wide variety of Bar-B-Q. The first time I ate here, the waiter said, "This won't be like anything you've ever had in KC." He was right about that. I tried ribs and shrimp on the first experience, and the ribs had the worst flavor of any ribs I have ever eaten. The shrimp was deep fried and obviously freezer burned and overcooked. The second time I ate there, chicken was served. Again the flavor proved awful and was only saved by an overabundance of sauce to drown the taste of the meal. If only the other half who was raised in Cincinnati would recognize how awful this experience is, I would be saved. Now when she insists on going, I try to arrange her to eat with a misguided friend or relative. The restaurant also requires valet parking, for Bar-B-Q! Ridiculous. Remember, Bar-B-Q is NOT a delicacy and not expensive to prepare, so how does the Montgomery Inn fool many people into believing it provides an elegant experience? An average meal here, without alcoholic beverages or appetizers will cost approximately $35 a person (plus valet and tip), in KC it would be approximately $11 a person for a much better meal, you do the math.
Best ribs anywhere. Montgomery Inn's ribs are the best I have eaten anywhere, hands down. They are definitely really saucy, but the sauce is fantastic so I can't complain. I've moved out of the area to Texas, and I really, really miss this place and haven't yet found a place in Houston that even compares.
Ribs are great ,try the steaks, chops and special salads, too..
Try any of these restaurants on a week night, service as well as food are excellent. If you are not in the mood for ribs, give the chops or steaks a try. I always order my steaks with their special seaoning. I'll take the rib-eye any day. Reading other reviews, I have to wonder what restaurant you really went to. I have never had a problem, eat there or carry out at least once a week.
We eat out several times a week and I think the prices are comparable to most of the chains in the area.
The "Ribs King" has served up great barbecue since 1951 at this Cincinnati mainstay..
Patrons of this beloved local chain are best served sticking with the specialty: barbecued choice pork loin back ribs with famous Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce. Those looking for more can mix things up with ribs and chicken or ribs and shrimp combinations. All entrees include a tossed salad and your choice of french fries, baked potato, baked sweet potato or homemade Saratoga chips. Large, filling portions are to be expected.
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