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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (65 reviews)
“surf and turf” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

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...More

Thank gjgavon
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...More

2  Thank RachelEllyn
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...More

1  Thank SamanthaandDavid2015
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...More

Thank Moyamor
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank Chel1304
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.

Thank Kt2modo
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

Thank Shaka C
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...More

Thank Aarika C
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...More

Thank linda s
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...More

Thank EGB201
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, 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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