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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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happyvicky1
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our concierge had arranged a pick up that the Houseboat Grill supposedly provides for guests at 6 PM. We had our two small children with us and waited until 7PM and eventually ended up going to the Montego Bay Yacht Club which was excellent. I would return to the Yacht Club again for sure. Houseboat Grill did not live up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We enjoyed a dinner at this restaurant. It was a nice change from the resort food. We enjoyed great service and the food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Had a family reunion dinner in January. The Houseboat Grill was recommended by locals and it did not disappoint. The little ferry boat that took you to the actual "houseboat" restaurant was a nice surprise. The food was good as was the service. Would recommend and would frequent again on a next visit.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We never expected when coming to sunny Jamaica on our holiday that we would actually be facing daily rainstorms and these were proper open up the heavens pour down drenching rains!! In this instance though it was actually a blessing in disguise, for us anyway! We kept hearing about, The Houseboat Grill, locals were telling us that we must try... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had our first nights dinner in Montego Bay to celebrate our friends 60th birthday at the Houseboat. It was so nice the atmosphere was wonderful from the moment we stepped on the little moveable dock to enter the restaurant. We had fish and it was cooked to perfection and flavorful. The vegetables were very good also. The waite staff... More 

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We had dinner here with friends who live in Montego Bay. We used our credit card for the dinner. It was the only place we used our card as we were going to stay at Sandals on inclusive the next day. Our credit card was compromised and $4,000 American dollars were charged to our account from a jewelry store we... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It’s a really nice restaurant, good location, novelty of the lagoon is really fun too, the food is quite European and “safe” if you want a change from the Jamaican flavours. Good choice of wine, pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank PaulParamount
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Super neat idea! Great atmosphere, food, and service. Sat at table, nice breeze, glass of wine, and watched the sun set. Food was very good.

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Thank AbauerIndiana
Brownwood, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting. The restaurant is on a house boat with two decks. We were on the top deck. There are bars on both decks. The view is amazing. We got there about 6pm and no one was really there. By 8pm it was packed. It's very expensive. The most expensive thing was the taxi drive out to the restaurant. I... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a very cool spot to grab dinner away from your resort... Pricing is a little high, but seems to be par with the tourist areas. Service was "OK", but once again seemed about average for M Bay areas. Get the surf and turf... worth the trip. Call for a reservation and they will send a taxi no charge.

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?