We really struggled to narrow down this list of best restaurants in Montgomery, but for the love of food and supporting local, here they are–in no particular order!
Silver Spring House
The Silver Spring House in Montgomery is a local “chicken joint” you won’t want to miss out on.
Although they are known for their delicious chicken, I personally always get their Holzman
Burger (from Holzman Meats in Montgomery). Restaurant is kid friendly and has an awesome
indoor/outdoor dining area with tons of televisions and beer on tap! (Catch our full Foodie Friday! episode here.)
If you like Mexican food and margs, check out El Jinete. Not only are their dinner plates
beautifully put together, but their margaritas are as large as they are delicious (watch out)! My last
time I went, I got the Mexican Ribeye – and I can’t recommend it enough. The restaurant is
hidden behind McDonalds off of Montgomery Road –making it a hidden gem but clearly one of the best restaurants near Montgomery! Don’t worry if the word gets out, there
is ample amount of seating throughout the restaurant.
As a huge fan of Indian food, ordering from Kanak India is a staple in our household. If you’re
looking for a homerun, I highly recommend the Lamb Saag, Chicken Tikka-Masala and Paneer
Naan. Do yourself a favor and get an extra side of the Masala sauce because there is nothing like
dipping the Naan in it. It doesn’t get much better than that…oh wait, they deliver too!
Sleepy Bee Café
I recently was taking my son to his doctor’s appointment in Kenwood and passed by The Sleepy
Bee Café in Blue Ash. We were about an hour early, so I thought I’d treat him to a little
breakfast. Boy, we weren’t disappointed. Although they have a Children’s Menu, my 4 year old
son has the appetite of a grown man and ordered off the adult menu – eggs, bacon, toast.
Devoured it. I ordered some Avo-Toast (planning on only eating half) – and cleared my plate too.
Coffee was fresh and service was even better. Highly recommend!
From breakfast, to burgers, to soups & salads – this place is amazing. All local, all homemade, all
fresh. Located next to another one of our favorites, El Jinete, Fond is another hidden gem full of
yummy goodness. Don’t feel like cooking dinner that evening? They also have an amazing
selection of take-home products as well. The menu is ever changing, so check out their website
for the most recent selections!
One of our favorites and without a doubt one of the best restaurants near Montgomery, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner sitting on the Loveland Bike Trail and enjoying a nice glass of wine with a five star meal. The owner’s of Ramsey’s Trailside also own Paxton’s next door – which also sits on the Loveland Bike Trail and is an excellent place! I’m a “starters for my meal” kind of gal – so I recommend the Fried Zucchini, Bavarian Pretzel (think Oktoberfest-sized), and the Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus – oh and red wine. Can’t forget the
If you haven’t been here yet, you’re welcome. Best place to brunch up these days, if you ask me.
Maplewood (in Mason and OTR) takes pride in their West Coast-style cuisine. They knock it out of the park. As a woman who enjoys brunching (not on a basic level), I recommend ordering the pitcher of breakfast cocktails (Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas) and a Maplewood Benedict (more goat cheese, please).
Before even talking about the Senate in Blue Ash – have you been to Summit Park? If you like
exercise, entertaining your kids (for free), live entertainment, and yummy food – Senate is for
you. Not only do they offer gourmet hotdogs – and yes, they are definitely gourmet – but their
offerings include: burgers, salads, steaks and DUCK FAT FRIES. Yes, all caps, and if you had been
in front of my face, I would have yelled it that loud as well, because they are one of the BEST RESTAURANTS IN MONTGOMERY.
Blue Ash Chili
It’s hard for me to imagine that any Cincinnatian hasn’t been to Blue Ash Chili over the course of
their lifetime, however, have you been to the NEW location? So cute. Set up diner style, lots of
memorabilia, and an upgraded (yet traditional) menu. I am always looking for a cool, delicious,
unique spot that welcomes my children – and boom – insert Blue Ash Chili. They aren’t limited
to just their name either – enjoy a custom double decker sandwich, their famous chili, burgers,
salads – and a wonderful beverage from their bar. Did you really think we’d recommend a place that didn’t have bar options?
If you know us, you know that we LOVE Ferrari’s. Both Stacy and I worked there (not at the same
time). Wonderful Italian food and setting – takes you back to little Italy…I hear. They also offer
carryout (used to be a staple growing up) and a bakery with many options for desserts, pasta,
and bread. I’d scream this in your face too, it’s that good – get the OLIVE BREAD!
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-Stacy & Maggie