We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ma Ruby's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Bahamian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Tingum Village Hotel | Colebrook Street,Dunmore Town, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
+1 242-333-2161
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ma Ruby, just love it. Visited there actually on another trip but truly an awesome place to stop in. I love the gumbo smash and the laugher from the boys. Harbor Island is a great place and Ma's is a good place to stop in.

Thank skyhighflyer2017
Puno, Peru
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Island charm at its best!!! A slice of paradise! I highly recommend you stay at Tingum Village and eat at Ma Ruby's for a cultural and relaxing island experience. Beautiful, clean, comfortable spacious villas with privacy and patios. Island culture!!! You will feel like you are at home and Ma Ruby's family will welcome you like you are family! I... More 

Thank Janis S
Level Contributor
138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went in this place because suggested by the lonely planet guide and as usually the lonely planet suggests correctly. We had two cheese burger and French fries. Kalik and fruit punch were the right beverages for our dinner. The place is comfortable and the owner was very nice with suggestions for our travel. No words for the burger. It... More 

Thank dilanste
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Back on Harbour Island and always stay with Juanita at Tingum Village. Today had a deliciious breakfast prepared by my favorite chef Mike. We love this place, thus the reason we keep coming back. The folks are so friendly, very low key hotel, wonderful island flare, bar is on the 'honor system' so no one watching over your back. They... More 

Thank Juanita H
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife and I went there two times while on vacation. There are very friendly and the food is always good. I felt it was a bit overpriced but we enjoy going there. We have been to the island a couple of times and always make a point to go to ma's at least once or twice. Go for it.... More 

Thank outwestguy
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

So this place is so unique and special. Family owned and run, real local charm. I came with my parents and boyfriend seeking refuge in a power outage and we were so well taken care of! Burgers were on point, served with local Kalik beer. We ended up staying a while to learn about some island history from Dr. Lee!... More 

Thank Tashacaroline
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Must stop! Very affordable food served by a wonderful Harbour Island family! Best breakfast on the island for the price!

Thank LisaGordon2016
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2016

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 

Thank Will2sail
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

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 

Thank Worldtraveler68
Miramar, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 

1 Thank Edilio D

Travellers who viewed Ma Ruby's Restaurant also viewed

Harbour Island, Out Islands
Harbour Island, Out Islands
Harbour Island, Out Islands
Harbour Island, Out Islands

Been to Ma Ruby's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Caribbean, Bahamian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
  • Phone Number: +1 242-333-2161

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ma Ruby's Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ma Ruby's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?