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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (67 reviews)
“surf and turf” (19 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you come to Jamaica, this is a must . I cant tell you how good my food was. It was not good, it was excellent. If you are at a resort, get out of the resort and come here. The pictures online do not...More

Thank Hal T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit at dinner time. Sea food would be the best to order but their pastas are also good. The price point is expensive compare to fine dining within the area. Waiting time is a bit too long but you’ll get use to...More

Thank Mark Alexandre A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were traveling in Montego Bay & our driver/friend Raymond from Travel Together Tours Jamaica suggested we go there. We were happy with everything and the beautiful scenery at night! We loved it. Thanks until next time:)!

Thank Ayemah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting and the service are the most memorable components. I honestly don't remember what I had - it was good, not great. But it was a very nice evening.

Thank Laughs2Loud
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a surprise is this little gem. When you arrive you are on a little shuttle that is pulled from the wharf to the restaurant (boat). It’s a charming start to the night. The menu is comprehensive and offers the chance to pick your...More

Thank 2802shaza
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Atmosphere and service was good. Food was excellent too. Husband and I have been here a few times for dinner and we have always enjoyed our visits. We were lucky enough to visit when it was not to busy, which made the dining experience even...More

Thank HeatherWG
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

PROS Quality of food, quality of service, place, position, price (honest and it 100% deserves, especially if compared to many other places in Jamaica -expansive and bad) Food is awesome: I picked my lobster, it was alive (see pic) CONS Actually nothing No much to...More

Thank Departure534386
Reviewed 7 August 2018

They came across very selective in terms of who they were serving. More attention was paid to the regulars, it seemed.

Thank charlesanthonyspence
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic view and love short boat ride to the restaurant I wish it’s more long...had a lobster we can choose our lobster, catch and touch! My son loved it. Great experience! Friendly staffs! Want to go back

Thank mommy111
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Unique location, exceptional food and service. A must do if you appreciate experiences and tastey food. Get seating on the top deck for an amazing view. We had the surf & turf, Grilled Octopus, stuffed jalapeño, Shrimp skewers. All BURSTING with flavor. Super friendly and...More

Thank MrsMarchie
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San G
7 August 2018|
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Response from DodieFrReginaSK | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is not defined, so go as you are! Food is great and there’s enough of a variety to please anyone. And the engaging service makes it a definite special occasion venue. Not too formal in any capacity & the location... More
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!
6 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.
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Restaurant Details

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