Like its name, the Rock House is one of the bed-rock establishments on Harbor Island, figuratively and literally-it is built on top of, and into, a limestone cliff on the edge of the harbor. We love this place - the food, the location overlooking the harbor, the ambience, the people, the décor, the service.
Wallace, the owner and manager, is a true southern gentleman and it shows in the operation of his establishment. We have some mutual acquaintances because of his former life in the area around Birmingham, AL, and we enjoy visiting with him and his establishment.
If you have dinner here on Bahamas Independence Day, July 10th, you can watch the beautiful sunset over the water, and then enjoy the fireworks over the harbor! A truly unique dining experience, and one you can't get in many places.
Our dinner was excellent as always. The West Indies style crab salad was pure shredded crab with some spices and a vinaigrette dressing- an unbelievable dish! The carpaccio of beets was unusual and really good-I had to taste even though I don't like beets. The lobster tail with sweet potato puree and the herb crusted grouper were both outstanding in flavor and presentation, as well as fresh. If you can handle desert, the honeycomb swirl is wonderful with fresh coffee!
A great dining experience again, and one we will repeat again, probably more than just once. IF the Rock House was on the Atlantic beach side of the island, we would stay here, as well as eat here.
(If you are on Harbor Island, and want another truly great dining experience - check out Runaway Hill on the Atlantic coast side of the island, but they close for the season July 26th.)
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