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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” (66 reviews)
“surf and turf” (19 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank charlesanthonyspence
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there with a group of friends and WHAT A great find:) this is a house boat and you get there by a smaller boat that the greeter actually pulls you over by smaller boat to the restaurant. Once seated you get to look...More

Thank denisefE7832CB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! Food was delicious and portions were large. My Bob Marley from the bar was perfect...

Thank klw11996
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Location, atmosphere, food and service were all great. We were going to another spot but our taxi driver recommended this place for the best seafood on the island. From start to finish he was correct. We shared some grilled octopus and muscles for a starter....More

Thank yorosey
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We visited The Houseboat Grill twice during our two week stay in Jamaica and both visits did not disappoint. It was so relaxed and the food was great. The little ferry raft taking you across adds to th e experience and the staff are very...More

Thank mamaj612016
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Fun location - have to take a little raft to access the House Boat. Lovely views. Make sure to request a table on the top deck. Lovely food and nice staff.

Thank katenewsom
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The food and service were fantastic. This was worth the trip from the resort, best food I had all week. The Warm Banana Cake was as good as desert gets.

Thank cbrenth
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San G
August 7, 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
October 23, 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!
April 5, 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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