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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” (64 reviews)
“molten cake” (6 reviews)
“surf and turf” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove by this restaurant when we were lost and thought it looked interesting. The next night we went back for dinner but discovered that they were full and couldn't accommodate us because we did not have a reservation. We stayed for Happy Hour. Dwight...More

Thank Allilluu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the trip off property for a delicious dinner in a very unique atmosphere...starting w/ the 8’ ferry ride from the pier to the boat! A bit pricey w/ a bit of patience required for service, but a very memorable outing that I would...More

Thank Bo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place great for upscale dining as it can be expensive.. At times the wait was a bit long but worth it in the long run. Great service as well. Recommend this place highly for special dining. Make reservations though as can get...More

Thank silentwaters1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The House Boat restaurant simply oozes charm. I LOVED the pulley bridge to get from the shore to the restaurant and on a nice evening, sitting on the upper deck or around the exterior balcony makes for a perfect evening. Good selection of food, local...More

Thank glashead
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We had a very lovely meal...$170 US incl tip for two apps, two mains, 2 pops, 4 drinks and a desert...atmosphere on deck was romantic...very happy with the experience.

Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The shipment of live lobsters arrived while we were having cocktails. Wonderful meal. Not inexpensive. Great setting.

Thank casualtraveler002017
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We made this our last dinner while visiting Montego Bay. The restaurant provided a complimentary return trip shuttle from our resort, thanks to the knowledgeable front desk staff person. The staff at Houseboat Grille are very accommodating and friendly. My daughter got the pasta Alfredo...More

Thank MTM21
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This beautiful venue is a must! A short (25mins) drive away from Montego Bay and accessible via the cutest little boat (you'll see what I mean!). Food is faultless! Service is incredible and we honestly can't recommend it enough! Prices aren't cheap but you won't...More

Thank linziloo1234
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 1 November 2017

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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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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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