What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Most embassy people eat at the restaurant on compound, which is open from 0700-2030. Prices are quite cheap and the quality is decent. Motorpool will do food pickup from nearby restaurants. - May 2019

Restaurants are everywhere and have pretty good quality. There are wonderful Lebanese restaurants, sushi, Italian, and some American restaurants that are similar to Applebee's. - Jul 2016

McDonald's, Hardees, Pinkberry, KFC, Starbucks, Second Cup, Caribou Coffee, Burger King: all at prices similar or slightly higher than would be expected in North America. There are also a number of local chains that have similar food that are just as good and often a bit cheaper. - Feb 2015

The Lebanese food is simply amazingly incomparable to anything I have had in the U.S.! Beirut is an international city, so you can also find French, Italian, and Indian. Additionally, there is every heart-attack inducing U.S. fast food chain imaginable: McDonald's, Burger King, Hardees, Shake Shack, Magnolia Bakery, KFC, P.F. Chang's, etc. Prices range from ridiculously cheap to horrendously expensive depending on the venue. Since opportunities to get out are so limited, there is a tendency to splurge and indulge when you have the chance. - Nov 2014

One of the services provided in recognition of our inability to leave the compound is that the motorpool will go and pick up food from local restaurants. While it is a nice gesture, be prepared to gain weight. You will have access to McDonald's, Burger King, Dominoes, KFC, Lots of great Lebanese food, Chinese, Japanese, a restaurant and snack bar on compound, and not lots of opportunity for activities to burn it off. - Apr 2014

Subway, Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, etc. are all available at slightly higher prices than in the U.S. There are also Lebanese fast food options. Tons of choices for restarants from casual to upscale. Everything can be delivered in Beirut! - Jan 2014

A lot of the fast food restaurants from the States are here (McD's, Burger King, Hardee's, KFC) at the same price. And then there are a number of local fast food places. Plus falafel, schwarma, and manaouche everywhere (for super cheap). - Apr 2012

Anything and everything, at Washington - even New York - prices. - Sep 2010

Every conceivable U.S. fast food chain, including some you have never heard of before, is in Lebanon. Prices are similar to the U.S.A far better option is eating the varied and very tasty Lebanese cuisine while smoking a shisha. - Jul 2010

There is much fast food-- from Diners to McDonald's to hot wings. - Jun 2009

Pretty much anything you can think of except Taco Bell and Arby's. Food quality here ranges from street food that will put you in the hospital to expensive imported filets with fois gras. Wine is exceptional. I haven't found a good Chinese restaurant yet. - Jun 2008

There is tons of fast food places and restaurants and they all deliver to your door...The tricky part is explaining where you live. Lebanese food is wonderful! - Mar 2008

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