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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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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I am a recent resident of Montego Bay, (3 years) and having dined at most of its fine restaurants, Houseboat is my favourite for seafood and ambiance FULL STOP!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have been here several times now and have had the shrimp app, pick your own Spiney Lobster and the food has been excellent. I would like to see a few more choices on the botteled wine menu and the service could be a little quicker but I love it here and would recommend anyone in that area to give... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Our group of 8 had a very good dinner at the Houseboat Grill. The staff was very attentive and we all enjoyed our meals. There is a 10 second ferry ride across to the restaurant, which is quite unique and cute. We ate upstairs on the very large deck, but there is also accommodation inside. Very enjoyable!

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Thank Denise C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We visited Montego Bay in February this year and had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant and it is amazing, the ambiance, the food and the service are brilliant and to top it all off I met Lenox Lewis who is sooooooo handsome and a very nice guy.

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Thank Wendy S
Sovere, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband and had dinner in late March. The food as usual was very good. The ambiance sitting next to the side of the boat looking at the fish in the water was very romantic. Service not bad, may be a little slow. Recommend the Calamary appetizer and the molten chocolate cake for dessert. The entrees are all good.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The food here was amazing. Service was a little slow but I still have to give it 5 stars. If you get a chance, look on the side of the boat in the water and look at the huge fish that are swimming around. omgoodness. you will also see some jellyfish as well. They make for amazing conversation and amazing... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

The view here is awesome with food staff. But damn the food is awful . The ceaser salad was just stomach aching . Food cold and we had was to wait for a long time to be served . I would not recommend this place for a evening out . More like a breakfast cafeteria.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stayed at the Secrets St James resort, so the Houseboat Grill was very close. They sent a taxi for us and drove us there. The service, food and atmosphere were all great. They do not skimp on the portions of food. While our resort had very good food, my family and I all agree that it was the best... More 

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Oakville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

During our stay in Montego Bay....we went for a meal at the Houseboat Grill. The food was excellent. Service a little slow but considering that they also had a big group at the same time.....it was ok. It is not only a good dinner but an experience......in Montego Bay!

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing, brilliant food, fantastic setting. Please go 😃 credit to trip advisor else wouldn't have found it without you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?