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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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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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
The meaning of Greek Food

Coming from Europe, of course the Greek Food seems to be a must have. It was not like this, but really the Greek Food in this restaurant was appropriate than the original one. So I was several times in to eat and everything was perfect. Hopa - as the grandfather of all, originally Greek say!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Coming from Europe, of course the Greek Food seems to be a must have. It was not like this, but really the Greek Food in this restaurant was appropriate than the original one. So I was several times in to eat and everything was perfect. Hopa - as the grandfather of all, originally Greek say!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is my second time at Athena Café & Bar. Both times the service has been very good and fast. The food delicious. This time I ordered a White Sangria which really hit the spot. A bit pricey, $10.00 a glass but well worth it. I shared a HUGE Gyro with Fries with my sister and it was enough. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Price: $$$ Service: 4 out of 5 Quality of food: 4 Taste: 4 Presentation of food: 4 Atmosphere: 4 Value (price for quality & service): 5 We ordered a salad with extra gyro meat and a gyro. It was family style to that was perfect amount of food for my family of 4 (with young kids under 10). Very tasty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After a morning of shopping at the Nassau straw market and Bay Street shops, we decided that Greek food would make a great lunch. The dining room is on the second floor and accessed by a semi circular staircase within a shop. We frequently dine at Greek restaurants in Chicago and this restaurant did not disappoint. The saganki, flaming cheese... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not cheap but food was great and family service was fun. In the middle of the Bay street tourist trap next to cruise ship docks. Parking is virtually impossible unless you do valet at the Hilton near by.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

At first we didn't seriously consider this restaurant for two reasons: its strange location above a jewelry store, which you had to enter to ascend the stairs to the cafe; second, we did not expect good Greek food in the Bahamas. But the great food and friendly service brought us back during our short stay, and we would definitely go... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Really nice food in downtown area of Nassau. The owner greeted us at the door and frequently came around to check on us. Very good food and friendly staff. I would recommend. It is a bit pricey, but worth it for a nice meal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Came here with some friends, one whom happens to date a local black man and received the worse service! They wouldn't even allow my friends boyfriend to come thru the front door! Should've left then but we heard the food was good so we stayed.. To our dismay the wait for food took forever! Barely got one drink couldn't find... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I had an awful experience at Athena Cafe & Bar. It is well over priced and I felt we were discriminated against because of our racial orientation. We were not properly greeted or served. I understand the owner is an elderly man but it would do him justice to brush up on his customer service skills. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We came from paradise island to Nassau to take a break from the crazy water slides and tourists. We chose to go to Athena's Cafe because we wanted to have some Greek food. You have to walk through a little jewelry shop and up the stairs into the resturaunt. The staff are amazing and are actually a Greek family. I... More 

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Additional Information about Athena Cafe & Bar

Address: Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-326-1296
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 41
Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Bahamian

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?