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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
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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  • 236
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
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  • 11
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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
Yummy Greek Eats in Nassau

The best lamb gyro I've ever had. The bar is tiny, but really fun with a great bartender who engages with you. They also have fantastic conch fritters - SO TASTY! Also try the Greek salad, it's great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Coree C
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Novato, California
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Novato, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The best lamb gyro I've ever had. The bar is tiny, but really fun with a great bartender who engages with you. They also have fantastic conch fritters - SO TASTY! Also try the Greek salad, it's great.

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New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Overpriced just like everything else on the island. The food is just ok. We ordered a Greek salad which was refreshing on a hot day. We also ordered 2 gyros and 4 beers. The beers were cold and the gyros were not so good. 1 salad, 4 beers, and 2 gyros cost us over $80! The location on the second... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My sisters and I had the opportunity to eat at this establishment on our recent cruise. This was the best gyro and sauce I ever tasted and the dessert was amazing.

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Davie, Fl, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

been here several times.. never dissappointed. No matter what we ordered.it was always outstanding! Very proffessional staff..family owned and operated. I guarantee you will be extremely pleased!!

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Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was visiting on a cruise boat and enjoyed a lovely meal here. Really good food and nice service in this location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Authentic. Great service and the food was the best. Great atmosphere as we relaxed for lunch. Would recommend the salmon. Very tasty.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We come to this restaurant every time we are in Nassau, which is at least once a year. We have only had lunch here, but have always enjoyed the food and the friendly, prompt service.It is a little expensive for lunch, but after staying at Atlantis, we felt that it was more of a bargain. I would highly recommend it.... More 

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Mineola, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped in at this simple restaurant after a morning of walking around Nassau and have since gone back on each trip there. The gyros and Hummus are amazing and the staff couldn't be more accommodative and friendly. The restaurant is located on the second floor over a store with an outside porch overlooking the main street...which is great for... More 

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

Thank you for stumbling upon us on the first day of discovering us! Now you are a frequent diner with us! Those who try our flavors once, keeps them coming back for more! You just can't get enough! See you soon! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Amazing food in a very simple place. The manager George and you team are pleasant. The food or great! You must try hummus, fried calamari, octopus and an amazing flamed Greek cheese!!! PS.: the owner are so funny and friendly.

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

Thank you for trying our restaurant! Our team tries their best to make every customer happy and leave with a smile. We appreciate your patronage and we know you will return again! OPA! More 

San Jose, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were headed back to the cruise ship disappointed that we couldn't find any quality conch or sky juice, when lo and behold my son saw a small sign saying that sky juice was served inside. We were led inside and upstairs to the bar. The main reason was to get a sky juice for my husband, I had a... More 

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

Better get the conch and sky juice while you can! Not only perfecting greek cuisine, we are known to have the best seafood and conch in Nassau! Our great staff takes great care of their customers delivering top service, great drinks and tasty food. Thank you all for your business and we hope to see you soon in the Bahamas... 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: Entertaining clients, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?