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deSha's American Tavern

4.4
4.4
1243 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Montgomery, deSha's is known for savory American entrees and warm hospitality. Our specialty entrees are prime rib, salmon, steaks, burgers and entree salads. We have an extensive offering of beer, wine, scotch, craft cocktails and specialize in top-barrel bourbons that can be enjoyed in our dining room or in the bar. It’s a great place to dine, drink and gather. We have 2 patios, one includes a gas firepit. Happy Hour is 3pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Live music Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 247-9933

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thom Milliken

  • Catering

    We offer a catering menu for carry out.

  • Private party facilities

    deSha’s has a variety of private and semi-private rooms to accommodate your every need. Our rooms hold 5 to 140 guests. Our staff will competently handle every aspect and detail of your event allowing you to just enjoy your celebration with your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Tina Morris: (513) 505-6212

  • Neighborhood

    Montgomery

  • Parking details

    Large suburban complimentary parking lot. Covered pull up area to drop off guests.

  • Public transit

    Yes, on the bus line.

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the Grille every Friday and Saturday beginning at 8pm until 11pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MD

    MasonDad

    Cincinnati

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went for my birthday! We were seated right away, and the server was very attentive and polite from the start. Drinks and a great mushroom-crap appetizer were very good. My Pretzel Prime Rib sandwich was very good as was my son's salmon. My wife and father-in-law both got mashed red skinned potatoes that were cold at arrival to the table. The server was very good and brought a fresh hot serving back once my wife mentioned it. Desserts were great, enjoyed a free breakfast brownie and they comped my wife's creme brulee due to the earlier issues with our food. We like deSha's and always find it a pleasant experience, and have had top quality hot food in the past, so we will be back and continue to recommend it for others!
  2. TH

    THECORNERBOOTH

    Cincinnati

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner. Extensive menu choices. Reasonable prices. Great food. And attentive service. Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience! It's getting hard to find these days...
  3. LA

    LeAnneM

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, as always, is very good. We went specifically to hear the duo that was playing in the bar area. Through Open Table, I requested a table located so we could hear the music. deSha's came through with the perfect table location.
  4. M

    Markus

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the quiche
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  6. RB

    Reds2Bengals

    Cincinnati

    76 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food) was very overcooked. Mashed potatoes were dry and tasted like they had been around for “couple of days”.
  7. PB

    PatB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gary was amazing server, food was excellent. Wood deck patio needs some sprucing up.
  8. MJ

    MarJune

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    While we appreciated the wide menu, outdoor seating and service, I found my salmon to be quite dry. My husband enjoyed his meal.
  9. SP

    SandraP

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We came here after my daughter’s graduation ceremony. The restaurant was mostly quiet inside, although it was more busy outside. I’m sorry to say the food was just mediocre. Overall our experience was disappointing. Overpriced, mediocre food with slow service. Left disappointed.
  10. HF

    HappyFoodie

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food!
  11. JB

    JudithB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and service was great. There was someone playing in the bar area that was way too loud. It was hard to even talk to the couple across the table. I would love to go back but will not if it is that loud next time.
  12. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We tried the chicken, quiche, spinach salad and French onion soup and we cleaned our plates! Good service by Gary too.
  13. SS

    StevenS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable lunch with a friend on a Friday afternoon.
  14. MH

    MarkH

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just a really consistent and even level of service. The food and menu offers something for everyone including different dietary wishes. They never disappoint. The staff is pleasant and efficient. A nice, comfortable place to go.
  15. D

    Diner1

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Took forever to get our food - not the fault of our server
  16. R

    Rosemary

    Cincinnati

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Since we were meeting friends we did not want to be rushed. Yvonne was fabulous. She ran around covering almost every table nearb.y. We were four at our table and several other tables were the same but there was a table for six and one for 10 nearby too. She did her best and it was great. The food was delicious and she never wavered
  17. m

    mthealthymom

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the brunch menu
  18. TT

    TamaleTek

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Dined here with my wife, my meal was good (Jambalaya), my wife's was not (Chicken rotini). Our main issue was the service, we were there for about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The waitress did acknowledge she made an error in inputting our food order which caused most of the delay and was apologetic, but even before we felt it was slow to get served, slow to get drinks, etc.
  19. S

    Samnbill

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music made conversation a bit problematic at times. We were seated not too far from him. Enjoyed his music, tho
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s 96th birthday
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meeting friends. The party upstairs was real loud
  22. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food. I had the southern fried chicken and my wife had the braised short ribs with truffle macaroni. Both were outstanding along with their Guinness beef stew which we both had. Matt, our waiter, was very personable and attentive. Overall, another outstanding dinner.
  23. LD

    LoisD

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The receptionist didn’t have my reservation even though I had confirmed it the day before. Finally said to go down the steps and our guests were already there? Really? The waiter didn’t bring our guests salmon with her spinach salad. After reminder said he didn’t hear it but was on the bill which he at the end deducted. My husband said fish and chips wasn’t as good as used to be because was a different type of fish. I would say it was an off night.
  24. LR

    LindaR

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    deSha's is a gem from start to finish. A menu with something for everyone. Affordable fabulous happy hour pricing on drinks & appetizers. Friendly effcient wait staff. The kitchen delivers consistency and quality 100% of the time. Weather permitting many outdoor dining options but a spacious restaurant with options for booths, high tops in the bar, on the deck overlooking the lake. Comfortable with character. A friendly lively bar if that's your choice to private rooms, spacious booths and more. deSha's is one of our favorites!
  25. DM

    DaveM

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was poor. Fries were cold.
  26. f

    foodie

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service has wonderful dessert was fabulous
  27. L

    Ladykaren

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated my seating request, fantastic server, delicious and reasonably priced ‘not your average’ lunch menu. Quiet and able to have conversation. All around GREAT experience! Friends birthday celebration. We are from the west side of town, introduced them to the restaurant and they can’t wait to return.
  28. d

    dmdenz00

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and plentiful. Always love the corn bread!
  29. P

    Peggy

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Curtis, was great. Excellent service and great food.
  30. RM

    RustyM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We really like the atmosphere at deShas but the food is just so-so. My pulled pork sandwich was super dry and my husband's pot roast was just Luke warm.
  31. SM

    StephanieM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not as good as I remember from past visits but still very good.
  32. P

    Pame

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet friends to eat lunch and "catch up" with each other.
  33. m

    mike

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Thought the soup of the day was a little salty and soupy than it should of been. But that is just my opinion.
  34. CW

    CarolynW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ate in the bar area from our anniversary. The bar tender waited on quite a few tables plus the bar. She did an excellent job!!! Very personable and very attentive!!! We really enjoyed our food and the great service.
  35. K

    Kathy

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent!
  36. MM

    MicM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu is not overwhelming with options. That’s a pro and con. Food has always been good. Request for table near pond overlooked due to one of us is elderly. Request granted after making it in person. Quite a few elderly seated in the area. Appreciate concern due to stairs. The drop off area is blocked with seating. Not ideal in inclement weather or if have someone that needs a bit closer to the entrance. Very few handicapped parking places.
  37. M

    Markus

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting brunch and an attentive waiter
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out for my birthday brunch and everything about our experience was great! We love eating at deShas!
  39. BF

    BrianF

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet a friend from the had a great meal and great service A+
  40. JN

    JenniferN

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We waited 15 minutes until anyone came to our table. Once our waitress did everything was excellent.

FAQs

deSha's American Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 1243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for deSha's American Tavern

11320 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45249

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Montgomery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large suburban complimentary parking lot. Covered pull up area to drop off guests.

  • Public transit

    Yes, on the bus line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thom Milliken

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the Grille every Friday and Saturday beginning at 8pm until 11pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 247-9933

  • Catering

    We offer a catering menu for carry out.

  • Private party facilities

    deSha’s has a variety of private and semi-private rooms to accommodate your every need. Our rooms hold 5 to 140 guests. Our staff will competently handle every aspect and detail of your event allowing you to just enjoy your celebration with your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Tina Morris: (513) 505-6212

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