Food is an important part of any journey. It’s not the thing that everyone plans for before, but have to look for during the trip. So we decided to find the best restaurants in Harbour Island and found 5 such restaurants.

Going to Harbour Island can be more than just fun, but also a culinary expedition. Briland has a wide array of foodie hotspots to explore and dive into.

Here are the best places to dine in Harbour Island

1.Rock House

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Rock House tops our list of restaurants in Harbour island. This hotel dining area stays true to the entire vibrancy of the island with a colonial-style interior, designed by J. Wallace Tutt. You can sit down on the alfresco poolside dining area overlooking the ocean, under the towering palm trees. And for the important part, ideal order: be sure to dive into the famous Bahamian Lobster Tail and down it all with the signature Goombay Smash.

2.the landing harbour island

Next on our list of restaurants which leaves you wanting more is the landing harbour island.  Adorned with red walls and uneven wood flooring dating back to the 1800s, this guesthouse restaurant is a must see.

Chef Ken‘s menu is ever changing, so you may be in for some surprises, but be sure to try the Goat Cheese Ravioli.

3.Sip Sip

Contrary to the name, there is more to this foodie spot than just gossip, (in Briland “Sip Sip” denotes to gossip), though they operate from 11AM to 5PM, one menu pick from Chef Julie’s integrate menu and you will be eating lunch here every day. One ideal pick that you cannot miss is Boil Fish served with grits and some Johnny cakes.

4.Queen Conch

You cannot go the Bahamas and not try the famed conch. And there is no better place to try the conch than Queen Conch. This place is an island hotspot, so you might want to arrive a bit early. Once you get there, sit back and enjoy a perfect sunset snack.

5.Ma Ruby’s Restaurant

Last but not least on our list of restaurants in Harbour island is Ma Ruby’s. Ma Ruby’s is the perfect dining spot for American flavors with an island twist.

Of course not missing out on the cheeseburgers. Her famous cheeseburgers have even made a debut on Jimmy Buffet’s Parrot Head Hand Book. With Jimmy himself making some rounds whenever in the Caribbean just for the burgers. So our ideal try is obvious.

Since a good meal is never finished without a good cocktail, find here the recipe of two Harbour cocktail to try in the comfort of your home or pull out as a party stopper.

The signature Goombay Smash:


Ice cubes

6 tablespoons pineapple juice

¼ cups of orange juice

¼ Malibu rum or any coconut flavoured rum

2 tablespoons light rum

2 tablespoons gold rum

2 tablespoons dark rum

2 pineapple wedges

2 orange slices


Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add pineapple juice, orange juice and all the rum. Cover and shake until very cold. Fill 2 short glasses with ice. Strain cocktail mixture over dividing equally. Garnish with pineapple wedges and orange slices.

The non-alcoholic cocktail

My personal favourite, bringing to you Briland in a class. And for those of us who don’t hold it down, then it will be yours soon.


15 ounces of apple juice

2 ounces of lemon juice

2 ounces of grenadine

4 ice cubes


Blend on high until thoroughly mixed and serve immediately. Recipe by Clara12 from

What is your favourite Caribbean recipe? Let us know in the comments below.