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Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
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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
Most recent review
Local and likable

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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Edinburgh
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 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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Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 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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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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