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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
876-979-8845
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Ranked #6 of 93 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great service, had a romantic dinner with my wife here on our honeymoon. Had the peel & share pepper shrimp for starters (Very Hot) and chose a live lobster for the main. The food was nice , the restaurant was peaceful and the view of the sea was lovely!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, you get to pick your own lobster. Awesome atmosphere , very different. A must go to if staying at Secrets!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great time we had. Our group was 8 adults, and we all just couldn't stop talking about it days later. You take a little raft like thing over the to the entrance of the boat, so cute! Starts off the experience with a great smile. Great wine, and the atmosphere couldn't be beat. A lot of us ordered... More 

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Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As a Montegonian, this was my first time at the restaurant and I was pleased with the service as well as the food......i went with a party of four, inclusive of myself and a toddler....we were seated upstairs where we had a good view of the cove and sufficient space for the little run to run around (with our constant... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

All of the food at the Houseboat was fantastic as was the service. The setting cannot be beat floating over the water while looking out to the mountains dotted with lit up homes at night. Houseboat will come pick up from Secrets free of charge and drop you back off when dinner is over. Highly recommend.

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Oakville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Aside from the restaurant being on a docked boat, there wasn't really anything special about this place. They took the scalloped potatoes off the menu (which the group I was with had not stopped talking about and the sole reason we made a stop here) which was definitely disappointed. My meat was dry and lacked flavour. Also sampled a lava... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you want 5 star food and a great wine list and a very unique ambiance, you must eat here!!!!!! An old houseboat with a warm and rustic feeling inside as well and a rooftop patio, with tremendous views of Montego Bay, romantic, or a good time with friends, this is the place. The food was excellent, and top shelf... More 

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Apopka, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just something different...a restaurant experience to break away from the all-inclusive scene..would be good for romantic or other business dinner

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is so cute. I don't know if it was the adorable and inquire atmosphere (literally on a houseboat), they wonderful and friendly service, or the delicious and authentic (with a modern twist) flavors, but this place was a great way to end our trip to Montego Bay.

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Darien, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a fab dinner tonight! Mostly seafood, except for the excellent Molten Cake with homemade whipped cream for dessert. I had superb sautéed shrimps, served in a garlicky (but mild) accompanied by grilled cauliflower. My wife had gnocchi in a creamy and rich Gorgonzola sauce. My daughter picked her own lobster from tanks that are in the restaurant/boat's floor. Then... More 

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

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