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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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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
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This is a MUST SEE. If you can, request a table on the top deck. Ladies, wear flip flops but dress nicely. The food was amazing. I had the shrimp scampi which was a special and it was out of this world. we were a party of 4 and all left in a food coma. I highly recommend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Lisa I
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Freehold, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We booked to have a meal off resort and this looked great. It is a unique experience boarding and the setting is wonderful. The food was good but not great. The service was very poor. We had hired a driver for the evening and they confirmed the service is known to be poor and a number of other locals confirmed... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a MUST SEE. If you can, request a table on the top deck. Ladies, wear flip flops but dress nicely. The food was amazing. I had the shrimp scampi which was a special and it was out of this world. we were a party of 4 and all left in a food coma. I highly recommend this place!

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England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Maybe we were expecting too much but found ourselves slightly disappointed with our visit. The food, in particular the lobster, was just ‘average’ and unfortunately we didn’t get to pick it ourselves which we were looking forward to. On a positive note, it was nice to have a meal off resort and the boat itself is a unique setting and... More 

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We loved the food. We had the pleasure of meeting the executive chef after dinner. He was LOVELY. We highly recommend this restaurant for the food and service. Only negative was that it was a very HOT night so in hindsight we should have dined upstairs with the breeze.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great location, atmosphere, service and food. What more can you want from a restaurant? The staff were charming and on the ball and very efficient and friendly. The food was wonderful - from fresh fish and shrimp to steaks, we could have eaten everything on the menu. The wine was good quality and not too expensive and we had a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Quiet, romantic- beautiful views, the food and service were great- it was a quick ride (which the restaurant provides for free- we just tipped our driver). After dinner, we had drinks up on the top deck and enjoyed the peace and quiet. We both had seafood for dinner and we both thought it was probably the best meal we had... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We decided to venture here from our hotel in LUCEA a 45 min drive we were tired of the resort food and wanted something special !Actually we were craving lobster ...sadly we missed the season by about 2-3 weeks . We started off with a lovely bottle of a Red French quite enjoyable. My daughter her boyfriend and I started... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We left the resort for a meal and discover this Gem!! The service was amazing!! They sent a taxi to the resort and dropped us off..free! The food was wonderful! The ambiance was very nice, and I will say again that the service and food were amazing!

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Clinton, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was an incredible find. Bored with the horrid food at Secrets St James, we decided to look for a good meal somewhere. We didn't find good, but we found great. This houseboat has free taxi delivery/return from the resorts. You cross from the parking area on a small float boat over to the houseboat. We ate on the first... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had an unbelievable meal here-the surf and turf was exquisite, as was a lobster/shrimp scampi special. As fantastic as the food and ambiance were though, the service was even better. The staff was so friendly, and even went to the trouble to drive us to our nearby resort after dinner, which was totally above and beyond anything we could have... More 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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