Water views, great food and a multi-level restaurant can all be found at The Boathouse at Montgomery Inn. Though it sounds like it came straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, this Cincinnati restaurant will give guests nothing to cry about as it is open seven days a week. Specialty offerings from The Boathouse include Saratoga Chips, the Blackened Scallop Salad, Barbecued Spring Chicken and the Hall of Fame Western BBQ Burger. Bring the kids along to order from a menu just for them. No matter which day you visit, be sure to ask about the daily specials, which may include Shrimp Cocktail, Dean’s Beef Brisket or Seafood Chowder. Full nutritional information is available on the restaurant’s website. Visit The Boathouse at Montgomery Inn today for good food and a great view.
The first Funny Bone location opened in 1982 and has spread infectious laughter ever since. Established stars such as Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld have graced the stage, as well as up-and-coming talents with fresh faces, fresh routines, and that fresh pine scent. The venue also plays host to a full-service bar, where patrons may steep their sorrows in calming brews, then ingest them triumphantly.
At Local's Sports Bar & Grill, the food options are numerous and appealing, but it might be the party room that's most appetizing. In that private space, guests who reserve it can lounge back in leather recliners and watch one of five flat-screen TVs. They can even enjoy it catered, as servers can tote in plates of New York strip steak or shallot-encrusted salmon, quite exquisite options at a bar scene. Local ingredients make up a significant amount of the restaurant's culinary roster, and when they're not busy making burgers, the staff celebrates sports by airing NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN Full Court, and MLB Extra Innings.
Setting up shop in a formerly run-down launderette, Lavomatic Cafe provides an opportunity to dine on hearty fare without attracting uncomfortable leers from surrounding shirt-folders. Charming exposed pipes and soft tones accentuate Lavomatic’s décor, which creates a perfect setting for sampling the establishment’s well-stocked wine bar. The menu offers a modest yet satisfying selection of comforting classics with a twist, like when grandma gets tipsy and mixes acids with bases. Start with small bites such as chicken lollipops with honey mustard, bourbon barbecue sauce, and spicy garlic sauce ($8.95) or tater tots with truffle, chive, bacon, and cheddar ($7.49). Warm up with tomato bisque and grilled cheese ($7.49) or a fish sandwich with fennel apple straw on rye ($11.49). Refresh the palate with a fusion of flavors thanks to the meatloaf cupcake with country green beans and mashed potatoes ($12.95) or a pork chop with mushroom hash and red-wine caramel ($18.95). Sharable sides such as cornbread ($3.25) and mac 'n' cheese ($6.95) are also available.
A familiar sight around Cincinnati, the Basecamp1 Burgers & Fries food truck has been supplying the city with gourmet burgers and hot, steak-cut fries for years. Their popularity and enduring success has allowed the company to go brick-and-mortar, attached to Dive Bar. Now, your favorite menu items (and some newcomers) are available in a fixed location. Their burgers and fries are available until 2 a.m. on weekends.
Mainstay Rock Bar is located in downtown Cincinnati and offers a wide selection of drinks at good prices, great wings, American food, and sometimes live music. If you are interested in the live music, you can see the stage from anywhere in the building. The staff is personable, and the laid-back atmosphere stays pretty busy. On game days you can join the Mug Club; after you order a ten-dollar beer in a mug, refills are only two bucks! Their wings are among the most popular items, along with their double fried fries. Mainstay Rockbar is a great place to go watch sports, listen to some rock and roll, and have a good time!