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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, Late Night, 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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  • 258
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  • 143
    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
Nice place to go with friends

The restaurant has a nice outdoor terrace and plays chill music. The food is good, the octopus amazing and the staff are friendly. Poor wine selection thought but nice cocktails. Definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Stephanie H
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a nice outdoor terrace and plays chill music. The food is good, the octopus amazing and the staff are friendly. Poor wine selection thought but nice cocktails. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The portion was good. The taste also good but far away from real Greek food. Service was awesome! A15% mandatory service fee is charged.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Greek owner was so lovely and clearly had so much pride in what he does. The whole family seems to work here together. Even his grandson was there. We had Greek salad which was fresh and service was great.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I highly recommend Athena! Omg the food and service are above my expectations! Fifth day of our cruise and I was seriously getting tired of their food selections! After touring the sites shopping, we were tired and hungry so we decided to try some Greek food! Mind you its above a jewelry store. The restaurant decor is very tasteful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I wish this place was opened for dinner! Best lunch spot. Great Greek food. I now go every year twice. The saganaki and octopus are ABSOLUTLEY amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 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

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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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: Families with children, Doing business

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?