North Eleuthera Snack Place
OK, not technically on Harbour Island, however, don't scoff, the Snack Place is your friend. Eat up before and after your flights, for this is the last bastion of affordable food you will see until you get off of Harbour Island.
You order in the gift shop, and eat in the adjoining dining area. The burgers and sandwiches are surprisingly good and the french fries get special mention.
A walk to Aurthur's should start each and every morning while you are on the island. Their homemade bread is incredible, and they have a surprising selection of bakery products. If you are a bagels and cream cheese type you will be underwhelmed, so try and venture away from the norm. Some isle vets were ordering their lunch at breakfast to pack with them for the beach--a nice way to avoid both the more expensive beach front lunch spots and a long mid day walk in the sun back to Aurthur's.
Yes Aurthur's has one computer with web access, however it will cost you dearly--$10 for $15 minutes. If you need to check or send email that bad, sneak up to the library at the Landing hotel and dart off an email or two for free.
Directly across from Government Dock is the Harbour Lounge, which serves both lunch and dinner on a pleasant veranda overlooking Bay St. and the Harbour. The lunchtime burgers are beefier than expected, and the dinner time Spicy Tequilla Shrimp app is even better than the shrimp entree. Staff is friendly but can be non-responsive. No matter, have a second Kalik and you should feel sufficiently relaxed here.
Beach chic. Sip Sip is a scenesters paradise, beachside. Steps from the beach this lime green über shack is only open for lunch. Thank god, because serving that potent Sip Sip Rum Punch at dinner time could result in far too many post dinner golf cart accidents. The burgers here are of the gourmet variety, but the salads and seafood dishes are tasty.
Rock House Restaurant
International food is making its way onto the Out Islands. Rock House and the Landing both keep organic farms to have quick access to top food choices. Rock House is quickly improving its restaurant, always trying new things. The Cider Bried Pork Tenderloin is a standout, and at least gives you a large portion for the hefty price.
Still the DRE on Harbour Island. Most Brilanders and visitors agree this is the best restaurant on the island. The restaurant takes up most of the first floor of the hotel, and spills outside onto the veranda and into the nearby gardens. Patrons rave about the Pan-Fried Grouper Filet. Those in the know say that the dinner menu changes often.