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Bab El-Mina

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Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 9 540 475
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Egypt
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent seafood, service, view..I go to Bab el-Mina whenever I am in Byblos! This restaurant has best harbor view, fresh fish, flawless waiters..

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Thank DeliaCairo
Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very fresh sea food. variety of lebanese cuisine to serving sashimi. recommended to dine when there is a festival in byblos. you can see the performance of artisits and musicians..

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Thank farahelzein
Beirut, Lebanon
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As expected, the fish was fresh and the site really unique. Green typical salad not really at the level. But not lasting taste was missing. Not sure the price was proportional to the quantity. Pity.

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Thank miberno
Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We choose this restaurant as it looked neat. Unfortunately the waiter was racist and discourteous from the beginning. We let it go but then at the end and unlike all other guest and the customary tradition in Lebanon we were not offered coffee nor sweet after the meal. When we asked the waiter she said it is served only by... More 

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Thank Anbar C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to this restaurant and had a waitress who was rude and unhelpful. The food was decent, but you can get better fish at other restaurants for half the price. The setup and view are nice, but you're going to overpay for mediocre food and bad service.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Beirut, Lebanon
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177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The place is beautiful. Staff very friendly and helpful but mostly needing hair and nails cleaning. Food is average.Hommos bethini tastes like canned ones

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Thank joumana s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is set on the beautiful and picturesque Byblos port. The views are amazing especially if you sit outside on a nice day. But the food leaves a lot to imagination. The fish was not seasoned or cooked well and the meze dishes were sub par

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Thank SonerTraveler
Beirut, Lebanon
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

One of the best amazing food tourism experiences in Lebanon. As I work in an international company and I keep receiving multinational colleagues, I keep sending them to this restaurant ... and always receiving a big thank you..and sometimes "Great but expensive".. This is one my best chosen seafood or Fish restaurants in Lebanon, I hope it stays in this... More 

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Thank Elie_M_Farah
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I came here with some colleagues for dinner - great view and service. I really liked picking out the fish that was cooked for our meal. Very nice mezze as well.

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Thank TravelingSK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tourists Beware, nice place, nice ambiance and polite staff always smiling; seems they never expect to see you again so they hit you with a ridiculous price for a small plate of fish. At dinner time most of the seafood was sold, so we chose the last small sultan ibrahim and the remaining were much smaller fish, possibly lady finger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Byblos
  • Phone Number: +961 9 540 475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?