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Ma Ruby's Restaurant

Colebrooke St. , Tingum Village Hotel
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island , Bahamas
242-333-2161

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. The walls of the Tinghum Village restaurant are hung with awards and photos of Ma and friends (including one with Queen Elizabeth). She serves fresh, local Bahamian fare and American favorites such as grilled meatloaf-like burgers on toasted Bahamian bread—with or without cheese. After a meal and a few rum drinks, diners at the beachfront restaurant stroll the three-mile long pink sand beach, the stuff that made the Bahamas famous. 

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