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Athena Cafe & Bar

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Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
09:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If it does not have a family owned jewelry store under it you are in the fake Athena! The real one is clean, family owned and has great service. Look for blue American white on the main drag. 242-326-1296

2 Thank Elly H
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nothing in Nassau is cheap but Athena offers a great dining experience for the money. This is a family business and it is clear that everyone takes pride in the service and the food. The building is old and decor simple but none of that matters when you try the Octopus or Lamb Gyro. They have a second floor terrace... More 

Thank DavidBahamas
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice eats, food was very good, authentic greek food. The owner is very friendly & entertaining. Don't miss this wonderful cafe near the port.

Thank ulkin2016
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is located downtown in Nassau. Today was my first visit and I was pleasantly surprised. On entering the upstairs location the ambiance, food and staff takes you on a journey to the Greek Isles. The menu gives you a great choice of the traditional Greek specialties as well as local items. I found the staff to be exceptional... More 

Thank cheabo
Chaska, Mn
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying in SandyPort at the west end but rode the #10 bus into downtown to have breakfast. We ate upstairs at the Athena. My husband had the Gyro omelette and I had the veggie omelette. The service was top notch. The food was fantastic. Each meal came with toast and just the right amount of potatoes prices ranged... More 

Thank watersunnyvacation
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on the first floor. Friendly staff. Fresh Greek food. Loved the pork chop ($25) served with rice and peas. Greek salad a bit expensive at $15 with not to much colors. It needed to be more vibrant with more red tomatoes and olives. But overall, the food was good and not too heavy.

Thank Bdcz
Johnson City, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had the gyro with lamb, and it was very tasty and well spiced. I was pregnant at the time and was constantly sick, but somehow I still managed to love this place.

Thank Liz M
Brandon, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My group of 4 enjoyed an excellent Lunch in the upstairs restaurant of Athena. Its worth going upstairs to the very clean and cool restaurant. This is a popular stop for cruise passengers and is about 2 blocks down Bay Street on the corner. We enjoyed Fresh Calamari--not chewy as you may be used too. Conch Fritters with a kick... More 

Thank Lisa R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

As usual, I must always stop here every year and say "Hi" to Peter and have my Saganaki and a drink. You can eat inside or outside on a balcony watching over Bay Street Market area. All the Greek dishes are authentic and wonderful

Thank lfbusinesswoman
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews of this restaurant I had high hopes of a great meal but I left annoyed . Having read the great reviews for the Conch chowder I went for that as my starter, my partner not wanting a starter ask that her main was brought out when mine was. After having to repeat this a couple of... More 

Thank Thomas R

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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
USD 10 - USD 38
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: +1 242-326-1296
Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the authentic greek cuisine with a Bahamian flare. Not only you can find the traditional greek favorites here but also Bahamian delicacies such as conch, snapper, grouper and lobster! We are a true, family operated business that want everyone to feel like family as soon as they enter. Have a choice to sit at our cosy bar, our air conditioned dining room or the lively verandah.

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