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Athena Cafe & Bar

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$$$
Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Bahamian
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Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
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Today
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Bay Street, Athena cafe offers the...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic experience (it seems)!

This is a great little Greek restaurant in the heart of Nassau on the main shopping street! We are outside and had the hummus, gyros and kabobs. The hummus was really good and served with fresh, hot pita bread with a kalamata olive glaze on it! Sooooo delicious! All of the waiters look like they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jackie R
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Rosanky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Rosanky
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great little Greek restaurant in the heart of Nassau on the main shopping street! We are outside and had the hummus, gyros and kabobs. The hummus was really good and served with fresh, hot pita bread with a kalamata olive glaze on it! Sooooo delicious! All of the waiters look like they are Greek as well so... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had walked into town from the Atlantis...a good walk over the bridge and into town and were looking for something good to eat. Breakfast was good, but they also offered sandwiches. I had a Gyro..very good. Nice change of pace.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Having lived in Cyprus for a while I fancied trying a Greek meal and was a little disappointed in this place. My wife and I were exploring Nassau on a day ashore from our cruise ship and decided to try a meze before embarking that evening. The food and ambience were mediocre and not really Greek at all. I guess... More 

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoy the convenience of downtown, as well as people watch on the street from the balcony. There are enough of unique characters to make the meal/visit worth while for sure.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage, we appreciate your business very much. Mr. OPA is the star of the place! What a great character he is, original yet cool and down to earth. If you are lucky, he sometimes may come to your table and pull you in the kitchen and offer samples of what he has on the special of... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cozy little place on Bay Street. They have the best fresh lemonade! Service was friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Our team strive to be be the best, and we expect nothing less! It is good to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. We thank you for your visit and I will commend my team to keep up the great work. Cheers! More 

Cable Beach, New Providence, The Bahamas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A Truly Superior dining experience in Downtown Nassau. Great atmosphere, Excellent service. Awesome food.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments! It is great to know that you enjoy your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ventured off Paradise Island to go to the straw market. While on the main land we went to this restaurant. This place was absolutely amazing. The food was very traditional and superb. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff was extremely warm, inviting, and friendly. The prices were excellent. If you are in the neighborhood shopping definitely stop... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

It is with great knowledge that our team satisfied your expectations. We are glad you found us while you were in town. Without any sort of promotion, our clientele are basically due to word of mouth. Fresh food and friendly service are main key to the industry, which is brutally ignored by other establishments. We thank you for stumbling upon... More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice change of pace in local flavors, super friendly service. We ordered conch fritters (a must daily here), lamb burger and lamb gyro. All was excellent. The pita is the best I've ever had.

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome feedback! We love to hear from our customers. With the great team, we offer top service and fresh food, how could one go wrong? Thank you for your visit with us and we hope you will return soon. Cheers. More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Need to get off your feet and eat? Athena Cafe serves Greek food right in the heart of downtown Nassau! I used to love stopping in to grab a big Greek salad, and could do so without a fuss, long wait or killing my budget. Staff are friendly, prices are reasonable and the food is tasty and enough to fill... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage over the past years and we look forward to seeing you in years to come. Our team always ensure all feel welcomed like family, eating in our own home. Our main goal is to concentrate on customer satisfaction with optimum service and epic food. Many thanks from the Athena Cafe team and hope to see... More 

Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We decided to take a trip into town for lunch, but restaurants we had visited before were either closed on a Monday or out of business. While walking on Bay, we looked up and thought it would be nice to sit outside on a balcony so we decided to try the restaurant. Our server was very pleasant, professional and attentive.... More 

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George M, General Manager at Athena Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit with us, and we are glad you enjoyed your experience. It gives our team great pleasure to know that our customers take time out of their busy schedule to write us a review. We appreciate your business and sure hope you will return in the near future! More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 41
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?