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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (63 reviews)
“molten cake” (6 reviews)
“surf and turf” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must dine. It's very romantic. Low lighting, candles everywhere and the soft movement of the boat is intoxicating. Menu items are very pricey, however the food was amazing. Bring lots of $$. I loved being on the water, with the night...More

Thank maicazenave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit before leaving as this restaurant was highly recommended by a few people. We arrived after it was dark so couldn't see the views but the ambiance certainly felt good. The ride over on the raft set the tone. We went on...More

Thank mexicoPa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Houseboat Grill for our last evening in Montego Bay because it was recommended by another visitor. It was so beautiful, all lit up on the water. We sat overlooking the bay with the lights on the hillside beyond. The food was amazing: lobster...More

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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...More

Thank Atex_09
Reviewed 14 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...More

3  Thank Lina1986
Reviewed 14 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
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
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.

1  Thank mly11599
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Even though there isn't a view being on the wrong side of the water. Totally dark outside. I enjoy the difference in dining on a boat

1  Thank mrsforro
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

One of the most best alfredo sauce I've had in a restaurant. Keep in mind it's rich in flavor. The red snapper tasted quite decedent but the texture was a bit chewy, maybe due to over cooking or a old fish.

Thank baebaefoody
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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!
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.
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, 有泊車位, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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