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720 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3421
+1 651-290-2085
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We went here and ordered the falafel combo and lamb gyro. Both were delicious and our server was friendly and attentive. The decor was warm and inviting. The chef actually took his time to come ask us how our food was. Overall great date place!!!

Thank Steve933
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We recently dined here again. All the food is fantastic and changes regularly. There are specials every night and it is hard to choose what to eat; there are no wrong choices. Pleasant summer evenings on the patio is our favorite way to dine there, but the dining room is great too. The portions are reasonable, so one can easily... More 

Thank mlja77
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stopped for lunch at Barbary Fig on a warm June Thursday. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the breeze under umbrella-covered tables. I thought the chicken gyros were delicious and went great with a Summit EPA. Will definitely be back.

Thank Bjorn P
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is our favorite place to stop. Outdoor seating is available as well as indoor. The staff is super friendly and Haj can make the most amazing food. The flavors and aromas can't compare to anything else. I highly recommend you start with pita bread and the fresh hummus. I could eat it all day long!

1 Thank Staciele
Sleepy Hollow, NY
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite "go to" because it never misses. I bring my Foodie out of town guests, my unknown in-laws, my Mom, my dates and my gal pals here. Everyone loves it. For every reason. The service is always wonderful and the food cannot be beat. The specials are always just that, though honestly I've never had the rabbit... More 

Thank EllySleepyHollow_NY
Iowa City, Iowa
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100 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

I have to start out by saying I don't eat in dives, greasy spoons, etc. So my initial reaction the first time I walked into the Barbary Fig was one of skepticism. The main floor is largely devoted to a couple of old display cases that store a few bottled drinks. The tile floor looks ancient. The whole building is... More 

Thank 730jane
Maplewood, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant, excellent food every time we have gone. Servers are always happy to see you and are knowledgeable about the menu ingredients and preparation of items. Fabulous is all I can say.

Thank Barbara P
Palo Alto, California
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266 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Deliciously freshly prepared dinne in friendly atmosphere. A must for foodie visitors to St Paul. My friends had the lamb and I had the fish which was seasoned with unusual combinations of spices. The appetizers were special, and I especially remember the hummus and olives being out of this world. Brightly colored restaurant, where our group ate upstairs. If ever... More 

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We had dinner on the deck last week. The atmosphere was laid back, relaxing and enjoyable. The food was tasty and prepared very quickly. The plusses: Price and authenticity, this is more a café with a varied but limited menu of dishes and drinks, The Hummus appetizer was fantastic with fresh bread (not pita). The Apricot vegetarian plate was wonderful.... More 

Thank Brando62
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

For many years, the Barbary Fig has been a top destination for outstanding gourmet North African cuisine at very reasonable prices. Family run by Chef Hadj-Moussa, the food here is always of the highest quality. I have been patronizing The Barbary Fig since the early 1990s and have never had a disappointing meal. Hadj treats his customers like family. A... More 

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3421
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-290-2085

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