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Athena Cafe & Bar

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Caribbean, Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, 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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Family Owned Restarant

Don't be afraid that it is above a jewelry store, this is a family run restaurant and definitly worth. If you want dinner you need to get there early because they close early since it is truly family run. We were served by the daughter and met the father who started the restaurant. There fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
HoustonJoe88
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Pearland, Texas
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Pearland, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Don't be afraid that it is above a jewelry store, this is a family run restaurant and definitly worth. If you want dinner you need to get there early because they close early since it is truly family run. We were served by the daughter and met the father who started the restaurant. There fresh seafood is some of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After much disappointment eating at various restaurants on Paradise Island, it was refreshing to enjoy delicious authentic Greek food cooked with love, with warm and friendly service. We enjoyed the duo of dips and chose the tzatziki and the babbagonoush, very more-ish and yummy, served with warm, delicate flatbread. We had the pan-seared grouper and the traditional souvlaki for mains... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to eat dinner at this restaurant while we were staying in Paradise Island. We are Greek Canadians and therefore we know what good Greek food should taste like. The food was very good!! We ordered calamari , conch fritters which were amazing , souvlaki pitas plates which came with fries and gyro plates which also came with fries.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I were walking throug town and after a hectic morning decided to go for Greek food, what an amazing surprise to find the Athena cafe and bar. It was confusing the entree but once you get there is wow starting from the attention. I did love how the take good care of you on this small but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My friend and I stopped for lunch here and the Greek food was very good as well as the service. Our waiters George, Keith and Sammy were very nice and friendly. Would go for lunch here again any day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Walk in the jewelry store on bottom floor and they ring a bell to alert restaurant staff of your arrival. You walk up a beautiful curved staircase into an authentic Greek cafe with the MOST amazing food and wait staff. Felt like I was in Greece! Must go back with @jenhuff!

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a natural Greek restaurant, the grandfather being from Patras... The food is plenty of flavors and testy like in Greece. You may eat kalamaraki, horiatiki (Greek Salad), grill octopus, suvlaki, gyros, lamb, all the Greek food you know from the Greece itself. And... of course some Mythos beer... I recommend it without any doubt like a place where... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

To get to Athena Cafe you enter a jewelry store and walk up stairs. Once inside your are in a bustling greek cafe not unlike those in the greek islands. The food is wonderful and very fresh. The octopus salad is as good as any I have had in upscale NY restaurants. I also loved the lamb gyro which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When in Greece walk in the kitchen first just to say hello. Athena is upstairs by way of the Jewelry Shop. There's a cocktail bar and restaurant with tables outside on the terrace to savor the street below. Real Greek cooking with a great salad and souvlaki. Beware they only serve Breakfasts made to order are up to 11am. Owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've been here on 3 trips since 2005. We'll return again in a few months. It's a family run place with the patriarch a wonderful character & host. Go in the back and sit at the small bar to feel like a local. Or sit on the front balcony and people watch. Good food and a casual atmosphere. Cant wait... 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: Caribbean, Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, 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: Caribbean, Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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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