dining in Harbour Island Bahamas Briland Eleuthera

Pink Sands garden restaurant

Most of the hotels have high-end restaurants that vie for the title of best dining depending on who has the best chef at any given time. Here’s a quick list that we’ll look forward to fleshing out with your reviews.

Classy and expensive on the ocean

Pink Sands: “Caribbean fusion” cuisine in a chic, terraced garden setting

The Dunmore: Four-course gourmet dinners in a semi-formal atmosphere directly on the beach. 242-333-2200

Runaway Hill: A formal, fixed-price meal in a sleek, tropics-meets-New York setting. Reserve ahead. 242-333-2150

Coral Sands: Respected cuisine in a friendly, comfortable setting 242-333-2350


Classy and expensive on the bay

The Landing: Romantic colonial style and streetside tables for people watching. Also recommended for Sunday breakfast.

Romora Bay’s La Cantina: Churascos style meals overlooking the bay, 242-333-2325

Rock House: 242-333-2053


Mostly for Lunch, Classy Beach Bars

Sip-Sip: (lunch only) Home of the famous lobster quesadilla

Coral Sand’s Terrace: Recommending the shrimp po’ boy

Pink Sand’s Blue Bar: Queen of views

Blue Bar Harbour Island


Less formal and moderately priced

Acquapazza at Harbour Island Marina: Italian cuisine with a flair of Bahamian flavors, and a great $15 hamburger.  Great view of the Harbour  on the south end of the island. 242-333-3240

Valentine’s Bar and Grill: Food and setting most likely to make you feel back at home in the States. At Valentine’s Marina on the south end of Bay Street.

Ma Ruby’s at Tingum Village: Good simple food in an informal vine-covered courtyard. At Tingum Village just south of town on Colebrook Street.

Tingum Village restaurant

Avery’s: Like having dinner at the home of a local with patio seating. Try Lobster-on- a-stick. Colebrook Street across from Seagrapes, near the library.

Avery's restaurant Harbour Island


Casual Meals and Take-away

Sea-view Takeaway: Best sloppy conch burger, now with shaded seating. At the foot of Government dock.


Wade Higgs Seaside takeaway: Fresh fried fish up by the fishermen’s dock on Bay Street

Broadway Takeaway: Mark Arthur’s favorite cracked conch. On Dunmore by Johnson’s Grocery.

Queen conch at Harbour Island BahamasQueen Conch: Conch salad fresh before your eyes. Up by the fishermen’s dock.

Sibyl’s bakery: Baked goods and sandwiches. North end of Dunmore street.

The Deli: Gourmet Sandwiches and breakfast one block up King Street from Pigly Wigly

Sweet Spot: on Bay Street across from the fishermen’s dock. Homemade ice cream, breakfast, lunch.

Arthur’s Bakery: Lobster sandwich and grilled Cuban sandwich used to be the favorites. But that was before we introduced our jerk chicken ceasar. Right in the heart of town.

Ayais Candy Shop: Ice cream for $1 on Pitt Street

Sugar Rush: Bakery on Pitt Street serving pastries, breakfast, and lunch

Brian’s BBQ: open only Fridays and Saturdays. BBQ ribs, chicken, and pork with all the Bahamian sides. Teri Murphy’s favorite.

Three Sisters Lounge: Limited menu of local food in a tiny kitchen nook. Around from Cash’s liquor on Love Lane.

Marty’s Conch Salad: on Bay Street behind the straw market

Dunmore Street Takeaway: Bahamian and Haitian food

Sammy’s Sports Bar: The new kid on the block across from the Fishermen’s dock, where locals watch games and play dominoes.

Harry O’s: Local dishes and daily specials can be eaten on their patio over the bay near Fishermen’s dock which can be rented for parties. Call for delivery: 333 3478.


Open on Sundays

Tropic Hut: Pizza, Hamburgers, and ice cream.  Across from Arthurs Bakery.

Angela’s Starfish Restaurant: Non-resort prices for simple local dishes at formica tables or in the courtyard. North end of Dunmore Street.



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