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All 198 Nassau Restaurants

Athena Cafe & Bar

Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
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Ranked #7 of 198 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $41
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Bahamian, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

With a carnivore and a vegetarian in a relationship, we are accustomed to having only one person satisfied with a restaurant. However, this was not the case at Athena Cafe. My partner had the flaming saganaki, which was refreshingly not as oily as we have had at some places; you could really taste the saltiness of the cheese. We each... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch thinking the balcony seating above the street would be a great place to watch the Nassau streets below. We were right about the view but while the food was passable it was way too expensive. We each had a small glass of sangria which turned out to be $10 each. There are plenty of vegetarian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The owner is a real character, and the staff are lovely. However the food is just OK. Nassau restaurant prices are high. The gyro's are about $20, the lamb one containing a few strips of pre sliced lamb, the pitta bread was nice, bit of salad and few chips. The location is great and was always packed.

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boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Family owned and run. The food, atmoshere and service is great. We always have the grilled octopus and Greek salad. I had the gruper fingers and calamari also wonderful. The flaming Greek cheese was perfect. All in all everything is wonderful. The drinks are great too. Not inexpensive but certainly worth the price- go and enjoy!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Doesnt look much from outside but well seeking out in downtown Nassau amongst the tourist traps and craziness. Full on Tuesday lunchtime. Service and friendliness of owners and staff was exceptional. Food delicious! Don't miss it!

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

The Athena Cafe family appreciates your business, and we are happy you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you soon! Thank you! OPA! More 

Aylmer
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to have a snack and a drink overlooking the Main Street. The Marguaritas are tasty and the Hummus is exceptional.

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

Athena is located at the heart of the main Bay Street, down town of Nassau. The verandah offers a great atmosphere by fresh, cool island trade winds blowing while having a cocktail, by rejuvenating with our awesome food, and just by enjoying the view of the action below. Our mixologist, Alex make the best margaritas, Bahama mamas, mojitos, sangria and... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An attractive small terrace above street level. A good menu with helpful and polite staff. One of very few places with outside space in the centre of Nassau

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

The outside terrace is perfect to relax, people watch and enjoy great food and beverages. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you in the near future. Thank you More 

Maryville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our breakfast here, but the place is a little hard to get to....we ended up going in the back door and through the kitchen!

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

So you found the short cut to the kitchen! Those who enter the side entrance, by the kitchen, sometimes get a surprise of getting pulled in for a free sample from owner Peter Mousis. The main entrance is located at the front on Bay Street, through the jewelry store. This store is also owned by the owner, thus utilizing one... More 

Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was one of the stops on the food tour that I took on November 13. Loved the food served then (simple Greek salad with Pita Bread). Took two friends back the next day for lunch. We were treated like family! The food was wonderful, and the service warm and very welcoming. After church on Sunday, five of us made... More 

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

We are glad that you found us on the Tru Bahamian Food Tour! This tour gives a great introduction of the hidden gems found around the city of Nassau. Athena's goal is to treat customers like family, and become like family over the years of repeat patronage. Thank you for your business and hope to see you again soon. OPA! More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The title says it all, excellent food, excellent service, if you want great Greek food in Nassau this is the place. Try the grilled octopus!

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

Thank you for giving us a chance to show what we offer here at Athena's. Great food and excellent service are our main priorities. Customers world wide rave about our grilled octopus! See you again soon. 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: Greek, Mediterranean, Bahamian, Bar

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