The Boathouse near downtown is one of the nicest restaurants in Cincinnati in terms of atmosphere, and the food is fine as far as that goes. Sports nuts will love the sports memorabilia found at all locations. But BBQ purists will find the ribs highly disappointing- boiled until they're gummable, then finished under the broiler with a sticky sweet sauce then more dumped on after. No trace of smoke, no bite in the sauce, and very little trace of meat flavor. The saratoga chips that come with the ribs are greasy. Go with the shrimp; it's excellent if you can stomach paying close to $20 for 7 or 8 medium sized pieces of shrimp.