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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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Jamaica
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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Thank Chel1304
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 15 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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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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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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After suffering through 4 terrible dinner experiences at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica, we decided to eat offsite for our last meal of the trip. The Houseboat Grill was recommended to us so we decided to try it The place reminded me of a 1940's Bogart and Bacall movie. It's literally a floating restaurant with dark wood walls,... 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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?