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Bab El-Mina

Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 9 540 475
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
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Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The major selling point is the location - overlooking the harbor which dates back to the Phoenicians or earlier, with a crusader castle to the left and the ruins of the sea chateau in front. The food is good with tasty fresh fish and there...More

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty food, great service, nice view, all in all its a beautiful place to go. Suitable for all people. Prices are okay with quality of food and service offered.

Thank Nour R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second experience at Bab el mina in the same month. I have been there countless times last year but it has gone backwards since. The sea bass is mediocre at best, the staff rude and careless and the atmosphere fake.

Thank aWashingtonian
ghida474, Propriétaire at Bab El-Mina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, i m really sorry you had a bad experience. But something i didn't understand , why is the ambiance fake? I relly want to know what do you mean by that. Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this restaurant as a walk in with a group of 11 foreigners and got surprised by the excellent hospitality great food and mesmerizing view on the harbor. The waiter assisted me in choosing fish with appropriate quantities for people and the restaurant...More

Thank Yara C
ghida474, Propriétaire at Bab El-Mina, responded to this review

Thank you, always a pleasure to know people are enjoying

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not always fresh fish, taste missing. Used to be better. The owner should make the jump of level. Or just the jump of the terrace in the sea!!!

Thank miberno
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this review

We re sorry you were disappointed ! We always bring fresh local fish. But sometimes it s happen! I wish you told the waiter! Cause fish is like wine, we replace it ;;) Thank you for your review

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We spent a wonderful day in byblos and stopped for lunch at bab el mina. The view was wonderful overlooking the port which was full of boats and activity. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was really fantastic. My husband...More

Thank slj1956
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Located few feet away from the ancient harbour within the ancient Phoenicia marina, Bab Al Mina always there with it's calm ambiance and perfectly equipped to serve some of tge most delicious Lebanese foods to include international dishes. The owner, Ziad is very professional, hospitable...More

Thank joelV8528XQ
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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..

Thank DeliaCairo
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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..

Thank farahelzein
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

Thank miberno
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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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