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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (64 reviews)
“molten cake” (6 reviews)
“surf and turf” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very lovely meal...$170 US incl tip for two apps, two mains, 2 pops, 4 drinks and a desert...atmosphere on deck was romantic...very happy with the experience.

Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shipment of live lobsters arrived while we were having cocktails. Wonderful meal. Not inexpensive. Great setting.

Thank casualtraveler002017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made this our last dinner while visiting Montego Bay. The restaurant provided a complimentary return trip shuttle from our resort, thanks to the knowledgeable front desk staff person. The staff at Houseboat Grille are very accommodating and friendly. My daughter got the pasta Alfredo...More

Thank MTM21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful venue is a must! A short (25mins) drive away from Montego Bay and accessible via the cutest little boat (you'll see what I mean!). Food is faultless! Service is incredible and we honestly can't recommend it enough! Prices aren't cheap but you won't...More

Thank linziloo1234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a must dine. It's very romantic. Low lighting, candles everywhere and the soft movement of the boat is intoxicating. Menu items are very pricey, however the food was amazing. Bring lots of $$. I loved being on the water, with the night...More

Thank maicazenave
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We wanted to visit before leaving as this restaurant was highly recommended by a few people. We arrived after it was dark so couldn't see the views but the ambiance certainly felt good. The ride over on the raft set the tone. We went on...More

Thank mexicoPa
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We chose Houseboat Grill for our last evening in Montego Bay because it was recommended by another visitor. It was so beautiful, all lit up on the water. We sat overlooking the bay with the lights on the hillside beyond. The food was amazing: lobster...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We heard about this restaurant from a number of visitors and staff at the hotel we were at, so we decided to give it a go. Previous reviews on tripadvisor mentioned making a reservation if we wanted a seat on the upper deck, so that's...More

Thank Atex_09
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Overpriced. Shrimps were served with the shell and head, size of the quater. They call it shrimp cocktail. Lobster was overcooked. Steak was ok. Service was extremely slow, and the place was not even busy. The location and the view from the second level is...More

3  Thank Lina1986
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We love to eat here. The food is delicious (they cook pasta properly! ), staff very professional, and the wine list is very good. Nothing nicer than dinner on the deck. We always make a reservation.

2  Thank Patricia M
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Questions & Answers
Margot M
24 October 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!
6 April 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.
8 December 2016|
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Response from myjewlz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid with USA dollars.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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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