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The Houseboat Grill

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was good and the drink was delicious but it would have been nice to know that the sparkling water came with a charge, we only knew that there was a charge when we got the bill.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Crista C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great concept for a restaurant and it was very cute how you enter the restaurant itself..but I shall let you discover that for yourselves! We were warmly greeted and the staff were friendly. However, the few vegetarian options were only on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dorettj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have two excellent very atmospheric bars. Dinner is OK, nothing special. Surprisingly bland. Friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So my friend and I visited the houseboat in restaurant week. I must say the food was amazing it’s way better that most of the other restaurants in the area...our waitress Loraine was awesome she always smiling “literally” Dwight was our photographer he did an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kayannw2018
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well, a classy place, located on a real boat in the lagoon...The food is good, the service is excellent! And no mosquitoes! So one can try as a once time experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank aleksandargeorgievg
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We choose the place to celebrate out 9th wedding anniversary and, it was perfect. The atmosphere, the food, the staff, even the moon... everything was great. Ricardo was our server. Very polite and he talked to us in Spanish (sometving that it is not so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Edgar A
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We went to the House Boat Grill on our recent holiday to Jamaica. We turned up with out a reservation but luckily they had room for us. The staff are lovely and the food is amazing. Errol the downstairs bar man is a star and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Racheal E
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is an exceptional culinary experience. Eating delicious food under the tropical stars. Does life get any better? Lasting memories are made of things like this. The food was fabulous. My wife ate vegetarian and I had medallions of pork. The service was attentive but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jonward098765
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 436halt
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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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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