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Bab El-Mina

Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 9 540 475
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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Lebanese, Seafood, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Old Harbor, Byblos, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to read a nice review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

thank you

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Exellent food and service. Freshness cleanliness setting attention to details. Can say one thing: this place is highly recommended and especially for the people whom are trying Lebanese food for their first time

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

thank you!

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

When you visit the oldest port in the world, Bab el Mina would be the best place to enjoy a true lebanese meal with friends and enjoy the mesmerizing ambiance in this old port. For over 6000 years people went thru every day, and you...More

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

thank you!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Although highly recommended, the experience didn't bear out - had lunch on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, during a large rain storm. The meal for the four of us started with mezze, and orders of various fish for mains. As time passed and two in our...More

Thank JNV-HK2016
ghida474, Gérant at Bab El-Mina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

We are really sorry for yourbad experience! You must know that it wasn't done on purpose! There were a misunderstanding between you and the waiters.

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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