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Bab El-Mina

Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 9 540 475
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
“shrimp” (7 reviews)
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Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for a family dinner. There mezzo with fish was good, not amazing but better than we have had in other places. Service was ok also but the 100 USD per kg of fish I felt was a bit harsh. The old harbour is...More

Thank Edvin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for lunch and the waiter was beyond courteous. He sat me at a table by the sea, and he was super nice the whole time. I was eating alone so he even said the whole table is yours... Food was great and...More

Thank Laragazzaturca77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My best spot when i am in lebanon for fusion Lebanese seafood dishes Everything comes with a twist such as shrimp tabbouleh (to die for) I have been around so many restaurants in Lebanon but this place is the best value for money for sure...More

Thank crazybou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant overlooks the harbor, and has therefore a pleasant view, and this is where the joyful experience ends. My food was so bad, that I was unable to swallow this deep-fried mess, which, probably, used to be chicken before it entered their kitchen. My...More

Thank Frank M
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I m sorry about your bad experience, but the price are diplayed at th door then on the fish diplay and on a menu . And all taxes are included. So theree is no surprises.

Reviewed 16 July 2017

The restaurant has an amazing location, the food is usually excellent especially the seafood. The staff are super nice and helpful. A clean location where you can come for a beer and the sunset or where you can have a full meal. Do not miss...More

Thank Celo Z
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to read a nice review

Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Bab El Mina is a long established restaurant facing the Old Port of Jbeil or as I remember calling it: The Old Byblos Port! I have been coming to the Bab El Mina for many, many years and I have never been disappointed in...More

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat when in Lebanon. Byblos is great to visit, and the food here never disappoints. Authentic Lebanese meza (appetizers) and fresh seafood have been consistently good over several years and countless visits. The best bizre (fried anchovies)...More

Thank fsClovis
Reviewed 15 June 2017

With a reputation of being the best seafood in town, Bab El-Mina was not to be missed. Given its reputation, its prime location right on the boardwalk overlooking the sea, and its gorgeous outdoor seating, we expected to get good food, but in a crowded...More

1  Thank Mihir_tx
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

thank you! always a pleasure a good review!

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Bab El-Mina is a great seafood place in town. The food is fresh and very clean coupled with a superb service. If you are looking for the best seafood resturant in Byblos then do not bother going anywhere else. I recommend it highly.

Thank Usamah D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very kind waiters, fast service, very good fish and good value. You look over the cute port of Byblos

Thank Manu987
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
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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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