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“Very nice place”

The Houseboat Grill
Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Lake Forest, California
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Local friends recommended this place and we made dinner reservations. However it was a touristy place and we did not really see any locals. We sat outside on the top deck. It was very nice. Just missed the sunset. Service was friendly but could have been a bit more sophisticated for a restaurant of this price range. The food was very good and we really enjoyed our evening there. It's unique and worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Vicki B
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredible Location - Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

A tremendous dining experience, the food was fantastic, the location was something very special, the stars, the lights from the hills bouncing off the water and the jelly fish and other fish swimming around the sides of the Houseboat made this a truly one of a kind dining experience.
Service for us was not slow per se but the wait staff did not come back often enough in our opinion but this had no negative impact on our overall experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Carolynne J
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New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went to the Houseboat Grill last week while in Montego Bay. The food was very good, however the service was extremely slow. It took almost an hour for our food to arrive, and we had to eat quickly as our taxi was waiting. Do not eat here if you're in a rush, as they definitely take their time. That being said, the atmosphere was nice and the scenery was pretty as well. It was a different experience, and if you have time it's worth the wait.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank MaryAnn R
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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Something different. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

A very nice restaurant, different setting from everything else and very nice food.. Our waiter, Alex, was also very nice.
The only thing we didn't like was when the ferry operator hit on us, and said he wanted to eat with us. Very unprofessional. But I guess he was only a kid so...
A very nice place and we had a lovely evening!

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Thank Tonje V
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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The most important thing for a restaurant is consistently and this place if i eat once a year once a month or once a week its the same ,food ,service, everything always excellent they have maintained over the years and they make dining a pleasure

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Donna W
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