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The Houseboat Grill

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Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a get away date night with someone I wouldn't be seeing for a while and I enjoyed watching the fishes more than the food. Food wasn't bad but it wasn't exactly great. Food took a bit longer than I expected and the chocolate dessert, don't quite remember what the name was but my boyfriend had to eat... More 

Thank brown b
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just fab. We always come here when in Jamaica. Love the black bean soup and peel and eat shrimp. This time we also tried the pork satay. It was divine. Great setting too.

Thank Graeme_UK_9
Howell, Michigan
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It starts with a short manual ferry ride to the Houseboat. We were seated upstairs with a great view of the water and opposite shoreline. We did pick our own lobsters. I was able to help handle the lobster and put it in the bucket. Cool little touch. Wait staff was very gracious and accommodating. Don't forget to ask to... More 

Thank Gary P
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sat on the top level and bellied up to the bar since we arrived rather early. The view was spectacular and changed as the night grew darker. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Suespace
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the secrets down the road and came over 1 evening, so glad we did. Great place and not to be missed. Very nice dinner with incredible view.

Thank Frank L
Niles, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Choose your own lobser out of the live well in the bottom of the boat - cooked to perfection. Service is relaxed but good - view is very relaxing. The food was great. Not jerk or curry, but the best alternative (in case you want one).

Thank Bob N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Food was very good, atmosphere nice, cool place to dine. A little on pricey side. You can see fish off side of boat at night, as there is illumination and the kids loved that.

Thank SunshineAV
Reading, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Each year we make a point of eating here. This is one of the coolest restaurants we have ever been to. It's a real houseboat and you ride a small "Water Shuttle" 15 feet to the houseboat. My wife had the Lobster fettuccine carbonara special and I had the Beef Tenderloins. All wonderful.

Thank Markb1
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The place looks kind of quirky at first, but the concept is very nice. I cannot describe how nice the food was; and the staff were very friendly and quick with everything. The Char-grilled Octopus was a success and the Chili Garlic Sautéed Shrimp my friend had were also amazing. I would definitely go back! Food: 10 Service: 9 Atmosphere:... More 

Thank travellingeats
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was a fantastic experience. The hours were messed up on the facebook page but we arrived early. We sat and ate on the upper deck with Patricia. She was a delight. We would eat every night here if we were to return. Drinks good. Food great. Service perfect. One entree was the grilled lobster we selected from the live... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?