Beware-- Hidden charge-$1.00 up charge for on the rocks cocktails. My family and friends have enjoyed going to Montgomery Inn for years. I was so disappointed this past Valentines Day with the up-charge on my cocktail. Mind you the charge was only a dollar but it is the principle of the matter. You are asked up or on the rocks. I was charged an additional dollar for my cocktail because is was on the rocks. The profit is at least 900% on a drink--why charge more? This is the only restaurant that charges more for ice. The manager said they pour 1/2 oz more. I don't think so--my drink was weak. He also said my waitress or bartender should have informed me at the time. This is sneaky and one more way to make a profit off most consumers who don't bother to look at their bill or for those who won't bother to ask. I hesitated at first but felt it is wrong(a hidden charge) what they are charging for a cocktail. I love your ribs and will continue to come but a cocktail I will pass on.
Be preparred to wait....
I can honestly say that I have never had a more disappointing restaurant experience. Be preparred to wait and wait and wait... if you want to try the food at The Montgomery Inn.
My family and I were on vacation in Cincinnati and we were told that the food was very good at the Montgomery Inn. What we weren't told was the "hoops" that we would jump through to get a table in this restaurant.
We called anhead and were told that the wait was 30 to 40 minutes and that they were not accepting call ahead seating. After arriving at the restaurant about 20 minutes later, we were told the wait would be 1 hour to 1hour and 15 minutes. After an hour and a half of waiting and watching several other patrons who had arrived after us get seated, I inquired about the delay. I was told it would be about another 15 to 30 minutes.
After slamming my restaurant pager on their counter in disgust, my family and I left the restaurant without tasting their over priced fare.
Be preparred to spend a lot not only for your meal...but also to get seated.
FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR. Thought I would try something different for Friday happy hour with my brother who was in from out of town. I heard Montgomery Inn had a great happy hour so we met there. We got there @ 4:30 pm the bar wasn't real crowded so we got a seat @ the bar right away. Apps were 1/2 off and ALL drinks were $1.00 off . The service was great the Bartender was super and made us feel right at home. I will be going back again soon !
Still THE BEST.
All three Montgomery Inn restaurants continue to provide the best food, service and atmosphere for a night out to eat. The ribs are still my #1 favorite on the menu but try the porkchops, they're tender and juicy, as well as the steaks. You can't go wrong with the menu they provide. I'd suggest calling for a reservation, it cant hurt, especially on the weekends. Might I add that the Montgomery Inn looks great after their new renovation project. There isn't a bad seat in the house!
Service has always been great and very helpful. Away from the food standpoint, what separates the Inn from other places is that it caters to all types of groups and ages.....everyone should get a chance to enjoy the World's Greatest Ribs!!!
Phenominal, Time After Time!!!!. After several years and a few locations here and there, the Montgomery Inn is still the BEST!!!! The Original is my favorite, most of all for the familiar and friendly wait staff. Every time we go we can expect the "World's Greatest Ribs" and the "World's Greatest Service". We will continue to visit and will always recommend this "Cincinnati Tradition".
This restaurant was listed as one of the signature places in Cincinnati, so our expectations were high and disappointment even higher!!!
We went there for lunch on Monday, expecting less people and prompt service. Indeed, we were seated immediately, but then we had to wait for the waitress for a LONG time and throughout the whole stay she showed up really seldom, didn't mention our signs and fulfilled requests (for extra napkins, for example) only after we repeated them several times! In general the waitress was unkind and even arrogant. The fact that she was not young, made us feel sorry for her, but also sorry for us as customers.
The food was OK, nothing fascinating though, the ribs were soft, but a bit too saucy to my taste. And in general, it is not worth the price and I don't have a desire to go back!
Still the one!.
You will not find better ribs north of the Ohio River. I won't claim these are the world's best ribs, though. What you will get at Montgomery in are very most and delicious pork ribs, rubbed in fantastic seasonings and then covered in Montgomery Inn's signature BBQ sauce (sweet, not tangy).
Service is so/so, I'll agree. I never feel pampered, but I also never feel put off. I will say my drink is never empty.
The wait can be insane so make reservations.
Montgomery Inn is a great Cincinnati experience. It has a lot of history and is generally a source of pride for the city. If you're in town, don't hesitate to stop by. You'll enjoy it!
Yup, disappointing.... We drove to Cinci from Columbus specifically to go to the Montgomery Inn (it was recommended to us). Sorry, but I have to agree with the previous reviewers when I say I was disappointed with the very mediocre food. Personally, I liked the BBQ sauce (I bought some from the giftshop) but the meat was sloppy, greasy and just generally not good. My baked potato side was as hard as a rock. We had a short wait for the place to open, so we seated immediately, and our server was very sweet and friendly. I wouldn't go back though - there are places much better much closer to home.
Gone down hill. hate to say it but Mont. Inn has gone down hill. The ribs taste precooked and then kept in a warmer or something and are becoming dry, sauce is still good. Service is more like what you get at skyline--herd them in and herd them out. Ribs tast and looked flat and not tasty.
Great, but overrated. Without a doubt, Montgomery's is one of the best Rib Places in the country, but it's over rated and over priced. There are a lot of other excellent Ribs places that are of better value.
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