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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (63 reviews)
“molten cake” (6 reviews)
“surf and turf” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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21 - 30 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went here for the first time in 6 visits to Montego Bay and I have to say this restaurant has surpassed Marguerites as the go to "special night out" restaurant" in MoBay. They even provide cans of insect repellent to diners given their waterfront location!...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Food was very good but atmosphere was outstanding. Dean our waiter answered all of our questions about Jamaica and then the owner Ewan dribble is back to Secrets!

Thank TDHarvard
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on a get away date night with someone I wouldn't be seeing for a while and I enjoyed watching the fishes more than the food. Food wasn't bad but it wasn't exactly great. Food took a bit longer than I expected and the...More

Thank brown b
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Just fab. We always come here when in Jamaica. Love the black bean soup and peel and eat shrimp. This time we also tried the pork satay. It was divine. Great setting too.

Thank Graeme_UK_9
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It starts with a short manual ferry ride to the Houseboat. We were seated upstairs with a great view of the water and opposite shoreline. We did pick our own lobsters. I was able to help handle the lobster and put it in the bucket....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We sat on the top level and bellied up to the bar since we arrived rather early. The view was spectacular and changed as the night grew darker. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Suespace
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the secrets down the road and came over 1 evening, so glad we did. Great place and not to be missed. Very nice dinner with incredible view.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Choose your own lobser out of the live well in the bottom of the boat - cooked to perfection. Service is relaxed but good - view is very relaxing. The food was great. Not jerk or curry, but the best alternative (in case you want...More

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Food was very good, atmosphere nice, cool place to dine. A little on pricey side. You can see fish off side of boat at night, as there is illumination and the kids loved that.

Thank SunshineAV
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Each year we make a point of eating here. This is one of the coolest restaurants we have ever been to. It's a real houseboat and you ride a small "Water Shuttle" 15 feet to the houseboat. My wife had the Lobster fettuccine carbonara special...More

Thank Markb1
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Margot M
24 October 2017|
Response from LynnJewell | Reviewed this property |
I’m not certain:) but I can promise you it’s worth the walk or ride!! I hope to return one day!
5 April 2017|
Response from EGB201 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on traffic it could be up to a 45 minute drive. Prices are not super expensive but it is not an inexpensive place.
8 December 2016|
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Response from myjewlz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid with USA dollars.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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