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The Houseboat Grill

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Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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Avon, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we were staying at an all inclusive we had to try this restaurant and were not disappointed. From the Huck Finn ride to the houseboat to dessert, everything was great. The drinks were fantastic. My wife had the gnocchi and loved it. I had the chicken and couldn't get enough. Service was top notch. This place is not... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when you're in Montego Bay. It's absolutely special, first of all, by being a real honest to goodness boathouse. You cross the water (a small gap) on the "ferry" and step on board a moored boat. You make your way into the bar area and, for me, I felt transported back decades. Dinner was fabulous. We... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ventured out from our all inclusive resort to the Houseboat Grill. The good reviews were one of the reasons we went. We had a lovely time. The food was great and our hostess and server were awesome. We sat right on the deck at a table for two. We had the shrimp linguini and grilled chicken with wild rice.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a tasty dinner at the Houseboat Grill, on 2nd floor. Very good food, Had surf & turf, and my steak was the most tender and tasty I have ever had! No a/c, and very dark, difficult to read the meny, but with a flashlight on the phone, we managed. Staff nice.

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Thank Moyamor
Jamaica
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant evening, great location & nice menu, slightly overpriced, but then montego bay is not a cheap place to eat.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday... I must say it was my first time... the food was well presented and absolutely delicious..we had a great time... the service was ok. It was a wonderful experience overall.

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Thank Kt2modo
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Romantic, Chic setting with gorgeous views of the Lagoon.. Excellent tasty meals and efficient staff. Meals for two can run you upwards of 150 dollars... worth every penny

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Thank Shaka C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the bad reviews. The drinks were topshelf brands and the bartender was attentive and professional. Please try the spinach and bacon tartlet with side salad it was delicious. The best part of the evening was the ambiance. Try to arrive at 530pm for sunset and cocktails. You get the true sense of how beautiful Jamaica is! With... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a fun place to eat! YOu take a little float over to the Houseboat. Huge fish circle boat. They have live lobsters in tanks you can pick and eat. Very beautiful dinner, food was awesome and staff super nice. Loved it. Had kids with us, they were very entertained by lobster and lizards!!!

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Thank linda s
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Montego Bay. The food is nothing special, it is not terrible though. You can eat a decent snappper or lobster dish. This is not a five star restaurant by any stretch of the imagination. It is a five star experience. You don't go there for the food, you go there to enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint James Parish  >  Montego Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 876-979-8845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?