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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
Long wait time, Ran out of food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
tia7217
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Eastman, Georgia
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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Eastman, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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105 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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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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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