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Ma Ruby's Restaurant

Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
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Cuisines: Caribbean
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English first
Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Yum! higly recommended. A converted house but great food. We sat on the aptio and the cat came to visit and beg bits of hamburger from us. He as very polite just sat and watched us

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South Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Arguably one of the better burgers in the Bahamas. However, since you will never see a cow in the Bahamas that isn't saying a whole lot. They claim to be the inspiration to Jimmy Buffet's "Cheeseburger in Paradise". It may or may not be true, even Jimmy Buffet has different answers to that question. Of you are in the Bahamas... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal here. I think we may have arrived between the lunch and dinner times. When we came in, we asked if they were serving and the husband asked the wife to check. It started a nice, informal time. Ma Ruby was holding court in the bar area. Seated in the open area, we ordered cheeseburgers and... More

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Sharon, Vermont
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138 reviews 138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Their claim to have been the source of the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" song seems patently false(not that it matters much, but check Buffet's books etc. for the actual source). More fundamentally, their cheeseburger is more like a meatloaf on white toast than a cheeseburger, served with fries that would remind one of an American junior high school cafeteria. It is... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stumbled across Ma Ruby's restaurant and stopped in for food on a whim. What a treat! The food was very good and one item stood out as superb - the conch fritters. The prices were reasonable (especially compared to other restaurants on the island) relative to what we've come to expect with food at resorts on an island (i.e.... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A family run restaurant that just welcomes you from the minute you walk in. Food was good but we only had the Cheeseburger in Paradise the two times we went cos we liked it that much.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

I am a big Jimmy Buffet fan, so I had to have a cheeseburger here....it was good...but not outstanding! It was early, and we were the only guests....service was slow for being the only ones there! A big turnoff was the dirty ladies room!

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Eleuthera, Bahamas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

They say Jimmy Buffet wrote his Cheeseburger in Paradise song after eating at Ma Ruby's. Make sure and stop for one on your visit to Harbour Island.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Not only do you get the famous cheeseburger in paradise named in Jimmy Buffets song but the famous Ma Ruby is there to tell you some island stories. Yes..the hamburger is really living up to it's famous song!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The conch fritters are the best ones that I have eaten, that is probably the only positive thing I have to say about this place. I also had a cheeseburger that was ok, not great. The atmosphere was not that great, there seemed to be dust or dirt on everything, which you can sometimes excuse for terrific food or service,... More

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