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The Houseboat Grill

Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-979-8845
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (67 reviews)
“surf and turf” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed today

They have two excellent very atmospheric bars. Dinner is OK, nothing special. Surprisingly bland. Friendly service.

Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So my friend and I visited the houseboat in restaurant week. I must say the food was amazing it’s way better that most of the other restaurants in the area...our waitress Loraine was awesome she always smiling “literally” Dwight was our photographer he did an...More

Thank kayannw2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, a classy place, located on a real boat in the lagoon...The food is good, the service is excellent! And no mosquitoes! So one can try as a once time experience.

Thank aleksandargeorgievg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We choose the place to celebrate out 9th wedding anniversary and, it was perfect. The atmosphere, the food, the staff, even the moon... everything was great. Ricardo was our server. Very polite and he talked to us in Spanish (sometving that it is not so...More

Thank Edgar A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the House Boat Grill on our recent holiday to Jamaica. We turned up with out a reservation but luckily they had room for us. The staff are lovely and the food is amazing. Errol the downstairs bar man is a star and...More

Thank Racheal E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an exceptional culinary experience. Eating delicious food under the tropical stars. Does life get any better? Lasting memories are made of things like this. The food was fabulous. My wife ate vegetarian and I had medallions of pork. The service was attentive but...More

Thank jonward098765
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

If you come to Jamaica, this is a must . I cant tell you how good my food was. It was not good, it was excellent. If you are at a resort, get out of the resort and come here. The pictures online do not...More

Thank 436halt
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lovely place to visit at dinner time. Sea food would be the best to order but their pastas are also good. The price point is expensive compare to fine dining within the area. Waiting time is a bit too long but you’ll get use to...More

Thank Mark Alexandre A
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were traveling in Montego Bay & our driver/friend Raymond from Travel Together Tours Jamaica suggested we go there. We were happy with everything and the beautiful scenery at night! We loved it. Thanks until next time:)!

Thank Ayemah W
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The setting and the service are the most memorable components. I honestly don't remember what I had - it was good, not great. But it was a very nice evening.

Thank Laughs2Loud
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San G
August 7, 2018|
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Response from DodieFrReginaSK | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is not defined, so go as you are! Food is great and there’s enough of a variety to please anyone. And the engaging service makes it a definite special occasion venue. Not too formal in any capacity & the location... More
Margot M
October 23, 2017|
Response from LynnJewell | Reviewed this property |
I’m not certain:) but I can promise you it’s worth the walk or ride!! I hope to return one day!
April 5, 2017|
Response from EGB201 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on traffic it could be up to a 45 minute drive. Prices are not super expensive but it is not an inexpensive place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
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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