This summer, don’t just swim on the beaches of Lebanon, also experience the rich and refreshing seafood dishes of the country. Here is a list of seafood restaurants to try that adds to last year’s list of hot spots.
# 1 The Canoe
Le Canoë is a popular restaurant located at the Holiday Beach complex in Zouk Mosbeh that serves Lebanese cuisine and seafood. The restaurant is located near the Marina Yacht Club, making it accessible from land and sea.
# 2 Océane
Oceanda is a popular home-cooked seafood restaurant and seaside wedding venue in the coastal town of Safra in Keserwan, north of Beirut.
# 3 Halat Sailing Club
The Halat Sailing Club is a must-see beach restaurant with a magical view. It also offers different types of water activities like windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle, etc.
# 4 Oysters
Along Batroun Harbor is a humble, family-friendly seafood restaurant and ‘scallop bar’ that promises to serve a warm, organic, and unpretentious experience. Using seashells as serving platters, Oyster’s Seafood Bar might make you feel like the sea god Poseidon himself!
# 5 Murray Restro-Café
Located by the sea in Antelias, Lebanon, Murray Resto-Cafe is touted for its insane food presentation that is unlike any other place, especially with its tabletop shawarma stalls and burger towers and that huge platter. “Booming Seafood”!
# 6 Samakati
With multiple locations scattered across the country from Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Nanaya Beach Club in El-Herri, Chekka, LaTaiga Resort in Kfar Abida, and LaSiesta Resort in Khaldeh, Samakati is the Lebanese seafood restaurant you can’t go wrong with it.
# 7 Merou Seafood
Merou Seafood brings the taste of the sea straight to town with its high quality fresh fish and seafood.
# 8 Chez Maguy
Chez Maguy in Old Town Batroun on the Shore is arguably the most colorful seafood restaurant in the country. It is a pet-friendly place with direct access to the beach.
# 9 Kelly’s Fish Salon
The quality and taste of this fresh fish market and restaurant in Achrafieh will certainly make up for the lack of sea views.
# 10 Merchak Aal Baher
Located in the Bonita Bay Beach Resort in Batroun, the stunning sea views and atmosphere of Merchak Aal Baher make it an immaculate dining experience, with a varied menu and fresh fish options to choose from.
# 11 Fidar beach house
This charming restaurant lounge in the coastal town of Fidar offers tasty bites, free access to the beach and dreamy sunset views for a never-ending summer.
# 12 Aal Shatt
Promising to offer a decadent seaside experience, Aal Shatt is a Lebanese restaurant located in the heart of Tabarja that brings the catch of the day to your table.
# 13 At Zakhia
In Jounieh, Chez Zakhia is a quaint and authentic seafood restaurant perched on the Mediterranean Sea with beach access where you can book a setting for private occasions.
# 14 Abou Walid Seafood
Since 1989, the Abou Walid restaurant has served authentic local seafood in the coastal town of Bouar. Be sure to check out the fresh peach!
# 15 Borj Al Samak
Borj Al Samak serves daily fresh seafood and Lebanese cuisine in El-Mina, Tripoli, an area famous for its cuisine, in particular samkeh harra.
# 16 Al Marsah
One of the top rated restaurants in southern Lebanon, Seafront Al Marsah in Tire offers both Lebanese cuisine and seafood. Its relaxed family atmosphere makes it an ideal stopover for breakfast and the cafe by the sea.
# 17 Samkit El Sultan
Located in the heart of Ashrafieh in Beirut, Samkit El Sultan was born out of the owner’s passion for family, people and food. Samkit El Sultan has since become a staple for great seafood in the city.
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