Harbour Island

Restaurants in Harbour Island

Ma Ruby's simple eatery on Harbour Island in the Bahamas claims to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and the 70-something year-old legend is proud of it.

Order the conch chili at this bistro on the bluff above the Atlantic surf. Sip Sip is open during lunch, and available for private parties during dinner hours.

At the foot of Government dock, a bright pink-painted shack in Dunmore Town is the first seafood stand visitors encounter as they arrive on the Harbour Island ferry from Eleuthera.

The best backyard barbecue.

This Bay Street roadside stand serves the most authentic conch salad in the Bahamas. In fact, the ceviche-style entrée is the only item they serve and it's made while customers watch.

Occupying the ground floor of an elegant, seven-room, India Hicks-designed guesthouse, this dining room with its red-painted walls, softly glowing candlelight, and charmingly uneven wood floors (they date, like the rest of the inn, to 1800), is the place to have dinner on Harbour Island.