Some things should be done slowly, such as waving in a beauty pageant and rolling over speed bumps in a human-size hamster ball. Taste the wares of well-executed slowness with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of ribs, steak, chicken, and more at Montgomery Inn located in Dublin.
Montgomery Inn's fare has been tantalizing taste buds since the original restaurant opened in 1951, and at the newest Dublin location, diners can peruse a pair of soul-soothing menus available for lunch and dinner. The barbecued Choice pork-loin back ribs, complemented lovingly with Montgomery Inn's signature barbecue sauce ($19.99 order, $24.99 slab), lay a groundwork for hunger busting as solid as a Great Pyramid constructed from bouillon cubes, while two grilled, extra-thick cut pork chops come with barbecue sauce and accompanied by an entourage of onion straws ($20.99). Patrons can spoil their palates with other house specialties including the saratoga chips, extra-thick potato chips served with barbecue sauce ($5.99), and the combination platter of ribs and chicken ($23.99).
The newest of Montgomery Inn's four finger-licking venues, the Dublin location brandishes hints of colonial Williamsburg in its design, architectural accents, and musket-toting waiters. As diners inhale the rich aroma of barbecuing tradition, they can enjoy views of misting fountains from the restaurant's perch atop a bluff.
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.
4565 W Dublin Granville Rd.
Dublin, Ohio 43017