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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
876-979-8845
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Ranked #4 of 90 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
DC
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is the cutest restaurant ever! As you walk up to the restaurant you will notice it is actually a floating houseboat! You must step onto the "people ferry" and a man will pull on a rope that moves you to the "front door" of the restaurant. Great service, excellent food (LOVE the swordfish pate!!!)... so good we went twice!!!!... More

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

From the moment you get out your car and start heading to the entrance you know your in for a real treat and believe me it was. The ambiance is set perfectly for any occasion young or old. They have this scotch bonnet burblanc, which for a sauce is just perfect with all there dishes. Overall i was very satisfied... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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463 reviews 463 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You take a boat out to the houseboat. Nice soft lighting and ambience. Nice selection of food - seafood for us. It was ok - service was a bit hit and miss. Nice relaxing place. I had caught the sun that day so was drinking bottled water and it didn't taste right. I like to see the bottle seal intact... More

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new jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nice Restaurant on (in) the water. Take a small ferry to the Restaurant. The food was great, the staff very attentive. The best experience of our Jamaica vacation.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good Food,2 courses for 2 with beer and wine £70 ish,it can't be romantic with views when its pitch black.Eat at secrets save your money

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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Houseboat is a must if you're around Montego Bay. The restaurant is a wooden houseboat that sits anchored in the bay and you even take a little "ferry" out to it. The menu has something for everyone and the drinks are delicious. Low lighting creates a cozy ambiance and the outdoor deck around the boat is great for watching the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited this restaurant on July 19, 2014. We were a medium size group. Our reservations was at 7pm. We were seated upstairs. So far so good. The waitress asked if we would like tap water or bottle water. The majority of us said bottle water. Moving right along. Some of the guys went to go catch their lobster to eat.... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we had dinner here and it was very good. I had surf and turf and my wife had lobster and it she thought it was wonderful. the service was typical of our experience in Jamaica.

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Weston, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Every time I go to this restaurant I am pleased. The food and service is always great. I recommend to have a meal there.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You take a ferry (very short ride) to the boat. That set the tone. Once on the boat we were promptly seated. The boat overlooks the sea. It was evening so as we dined we admired the view of the beautifully lit town across the water. Fish swam up and leapt out of the water competing for our attention. The... More

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