Though barbecue sauce can be used to power tractors or grease slip 'n' slides, it’s best for making beans sing and chickens dance. Start a party on the tongue's floor with today’s Groupon to Montgomery Inn in Dublin. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of ribs and more for dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of ribs and more for lunch.
Montgomery Inn serves slow-cooked meats, complemented lovingly with barbecue sauce straight from cherished family recipes. Perched upon a bluff that oversees gushing fountains, the restaurant is tucked into a charming colonial Williamsburg-inspired structure that plays host to Montgomery Inn's Zagat-lauded menu of barbecue specialties.
Oil rusty jaw hinges with starters like the saratoga chips ($4.95)—thick-cut potato slices armed with a side of Montgomery Inn's signature sauce for dipping or facepainting. Montgomery Inn prides itself on its specialty barbecued choice pork-loin-back ribs, which anoint slow-cooked racks with their signature sauce ($19.95–$24.95). The Smoke House Trio knocks out hunger pangs with a mighty triumvirate of house pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket, each tucked into its own mini bun ($8.95). The Ribs King wrap, meanwhile, marries sautéed, sauce-addled rib meat with chipotle mayo and pepper-jack cheese before its reception in a warm flour-tortilla blanket and honeymoon in Branson ($7.95).
Diners can enjoy lunch from Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner Monday through Saturday 3 p.m. to close and Sunday 12 p.m. to close.
Montgomery Inn has seen a lot of famous faces over the years: Johnny Cash, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, countless professional athletes, and every U.S. president since Gerald Ford. 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 Saratoga 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, CNBC, and Fox News. The restaurant even has its own grocery line, so customers can enjoy their ribs and sauces at home.