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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
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For those who like Pigeon peas and rice and fried conch. Reasonable. native fare in an open setting.

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Maryland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped in for burgers, we were the only ones there! The gentleman that served us was incredibly sweet. The burgers were good, a little different, almost a meatloaf type burger on sliced of homemade bread. It was very good, just a little different for the normal burger. I can't say enough nice things about this family, so genuine.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Wisconsin
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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
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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
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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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Victoria,TX
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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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Address: Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Harbour Island  >  Dunmore Town
Cuisine: Caribbean

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