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The Houseboat Grill

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Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
876-979-8845
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 115
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Paying for the ambiance, but worth it

The food was very good, don't get me wrong, and I ate every bit of it. However, the real show stopper is the restaurant yourself, and I would submit that about $5 is added to each entree just for the value of that. It is adorable and scenic. I recommend calling ahead to make a reservation on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Caitlin S
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, don't get me wrong, and I ate every bit of it. However, the real show stopper is the restaurant yourself, and I would submit that about $5 is added to each entree just for the value of that. It is adorable and scenic. I recommend calling ahead to make a reservation on the top of... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Surf n Turf is great as well as the Marlin Dip as a starter.Beautiful atmosphere,good service..a truly unique dining experience.As a resident here in Jamaica,I can say this is the best place to eat.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this place. Charming houseboat. Fantastic grilled lobster.Many locals doing here as well as tourists. Very friendly service.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Houseboat Restaurant is fun. Food is good. Service is good. A fairly expensive treat ... try it!!.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very Cute Restraunt concept. Located on a quite fish preserve this small Restraunt presents a fantastic menu in a romantic setting. Cozy bar on first level. Get a table on the top floor for the view and the breeze. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Very eclectic menu if on the small side. Looks like the menu change often but... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food and service were exceptional. it was a great treat to get off the resort. Our butler made our reservations and the restuarant sends someone to pick you up.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

excellent food and drink all served in a lovely novelty setting, a little pricey but a nice change. Restaurant will send a car to pick you up from your hotel and take you back again at no extra cost.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We passed by this restaurant arriving at Secrets St James and heard it was very very good with relaxing atmosphere. They have a free shuttle from the resort - not even 5 minute drive. Neat little pull-raft from shore to budge the 10-15 foot gap from shore. Had a brief mixup with reservations (recommend to ensure seating on top with... More 

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Enville DY7 5HA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

we were told about this restaurant so decided to visit what a find superb food good prices and service wii certainly visit them again,call them and they will send a taxi for you and take you back to your destination afterwards and its free great

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Food was great, My son enjoyed picking of lobsters under the boat. Only negative, I would request a second floor seat. Did not like siting near bar on first floor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint James Parish  >  Montego Bay
  • Phone Number: 876-979-8845

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?