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Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not For The Glitz

Ma Ruby passed a way recently and I trust that her children Juanita and Lee will continue the tradition. This is a small restaurant that caters largely to their hotel guests. As such they don't always have everything available. It is best to check with them ahead of time, especially if you have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Will2sail
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ma Ruby passed a way recently and I trust that her children Juanita and Lee will continue the tradition. This is a small restaurant that caters largely to their hotel guests. As such they don't always have everything available. It is best to check with them ahead of time, especially if you have a large group. Often they are only... More 

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Thank Will2sail
Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone told us we had to stop by Ma Ruby's and have the cheeseburger. I did. It was enjoyable, but I can't say it lived up to the hype. In my opinion, the "secret sauce/seasoning" is simply a pile of mayo, mustard, onions and other stuff. A lot going on there, and it crowds out the meat flavor. That said,... More 

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Thank Worldtraveler68
Miramar, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great authentic Bahamian spot with great burgers and some of the best conch fritters I have had in my travels thru the Bahamian islands , crunchy with lots of conch . With a friendly staff led by Juanita Percentie and chef mikey . If you looking for nice island ambiance and amazing tropical grounds where you can have a bite... More 

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Blue Ash, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just enjoyed a terrific burger with ma ruby and family. But the best part was the key lime pie. Let me tell you it was right out of oven and the best I have ever, ever had. It's worth the trip just for the dessert! My next trip here, I'll be bringing family and friends here.

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Thank Hoelks4
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's a local spot with really friendly people. It's nothing like Pink Sands or Coral Sands but that's kind of what makes it perfect. It is a nice glimpse into reality on Harbour Island.

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Thank Katelyn L
Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were told the burgers were world famous... They are good,definetely... Not sure if world famous would describe them. Still... A great value and good vibe

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Thank Juan C
Georgia Coast, Georgia
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The only problem was the food was not good. I ordered a cheeseburger, since Ma Ruby's is touted as the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet's

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Thank ACM1993
Eastman, Georgia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our group had reservations for a group of 20 apx. We had a choice between Chicken or Hamburger. It was not your typical hamburger. They asked how we wanted it cooked if we picked Hamburger. Food took a LONG time to come out. They ran out of fries and no one got the Hamburger the way we ordered it (ex:... More 

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Thank tia7217
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We tried the cheeseburgers. All of HI's burgers are beef mashed up with spices etc. Good burger, good fries nice people. On the whole a good alternative to the typical HI high end restaurant.

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Thank jdr1210
Edinburgh
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We spent two nights on Harbour Island and picked Ma Ruby's for our first evening. We were the only guests there and full menu wasn't actually available. We both at the burgers which were tasty and good sized portion. Unfortunately, service was a bit out of sorts. Main courses came while my partner was still eating his starter so no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Harbour Island  >  Dunmore Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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