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“Beautiful Ambiance and Setting”

The Houseboat Grill
Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We heard about this restaurant from a number of visitors and staff at the hotel we were at, so we decided to give it a go.

Previous reviews on tripadvisor mentioned making a reservation if we wanted a seat on the upper deck, so that's what we did. It was strange though that to make a reservation you just left a voicemail and assume your reservations were confirmed and that you would be seated where you requested.

The pontoon/raft over was quirky and a fun experience which lasted about 30 seconds. There was no table set / laid out, so after some confused looks we were asked to wait at the bar. We got there a little after sunset so the views were pretty. The houseboat is on a lagoon, so we saw a lot of tarpin and a jellyfish swimming around the boat.

There is no cocktail/drink menu, but they have a wide selection of alcohol.

The wait staff were friendly. We were a party of five and we each ordered an appetizer and a main. The sea food is fresh(as expected) and the main course portions decent, the appetizers were not worth their price. The prices were steep, but we chalked it out to being an off the resort excursion.

Lots of things can be improved upon for example, if you are going to charge fancy restaurant prices (US/CAD standard), don't have flimsy plastic tables and chairs. A wine/ cocktail list with prices might make patrons more aware of what's available. Set up tables and chairs before your guests get there.



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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Overpriced. Shrimps were served with the shell and head, size of the quater. They call it shrimp cocktail. Lobster was overcooked. Steak was ok. Service was extremely slow, and the place was not even busy. The location and the view from the second level is beautiful. For this kind of money we paid we would have a feast and better food at Red Lobster in Toronto.

3  Thank Lina1986
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We love to eat here. The food is delicious (they cook pasta properly! ), staff very professional, and the wine list is very good. Nothing nicer than dinner on the deck. We always make a reservation.

2  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Amazing location and dining experience. I visited here several times over an extended stay in Montego Bay. The service and food are excellent. The staff are so friendly and professional.

2  Thank Gillian Q
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Food was good but prices a bit steep. Good wine list.
Would recommend booking at least a couple of days beforehand to get a table upstairs. Restaurant offered free taxi service from our local hotel.
Great location with lovely view.

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1  Thank mly11599
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