Montgomery Inn has seen a lot of famous faces over the years; Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, Henny Youngman, and the ghost of Christmas past have all eaten here. The real stars, though, are the restaurant's award-winning ribs. Founders Ted and Matula Gregory started serving them in the late 1950s using Matula's homemade barbecue sauce. The ribs were an instant hit with diners and earned their first official accolades from the Cincinnati Post in 1968.
Years later, Montgomery Inn has expanded both its menu—specialties now include housemade potato chips and barbecued spring chicken—and locations, but the ribs still steal the show. In recent years, they've been lauded by The Today Show, Fox News, and Speaker of the House John Boehner. The restaurant has even their own grocery line, so customers can enjoy their ribs and sauces at home.