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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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 229
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Trip into town

We stopped by during four shopping adventure to Straw Market. I had a salad and added gyro meat. It was fantastic as well as the Goomba Smash drink. Some of the best Conch on our trip was eaten here and the octopus appetizer was great. Lovely spot on the balcony

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Joelle K
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stopped by during four shopping adventure to Straw Market. I had a salad and added gyro meat. It was fantastic as well as the Goomba Smash drink. Some of the best Conch on our trip was eaten here and the octopus appetizer was great. Lovely spot on the balcony

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

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant. We appreciate your business with us and we value your comments. Our team strive for excellence through food and service and we try to be the best we can so everyone can ensure a great experience. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you More 

El Paso
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visited Nassua recently and after checking out several businesses along the Main Street wanted a good place for Lunch. We sat outside on the deck above the street and found the beer cold the food good. Service is on island time but this is good. We all need to learn and chill like the beer and enjoy!

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

Thank you for stopping by while shopping in down town Nassau. With great food, awesome drinks and epic service, how can you go wrong! Make sure to see us again on your next stay in Nassau! OPA! More 

Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped in for a bite and drinks during a downpour. Nice ambiance, staff was courteous and professional. The drink prices were average for the location, $5.50 for a Kalik and $6.95 for a rum and pineapple. The conch fritters ($10) were ok, better at any Fish Fry location. The grouper gyro was ok as well--a bit light on the grouper.... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had great Greek food from second generation Greek owners. Second floor location in the downtown. Good service. Good drinks. Go shopping and eat here.

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

Thank you for your visit, we love to hear what our customers have to say about us. It's is good to know that you enjoyed your experience. See you on your next trip in the Bahamas! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

good portions. We sat outside. Good people watching. We are lucky yo come to Nassau multiple times a year. First time here. The waiter, who appeared Greek, was super nice. Food good. Lamb burger a must!

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

Awesome burger with so many great flavors that marry together. With the lamb, spice from the arugula, fresh and cool tzatziki, the slivers of red onion, juicy tomato and the kick form the feta and olives, you can't go wrong! From our team, we thank you for your visit and we hope to see you on your next trip here... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent food! We've come here every year for the last five years. The owner and his children run the place. The atmosphere is amazing. Be sure to order the saganaki (flaming cheese) yum!

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

OPA! Got cheese! Isn't the cheese so addictive, you can't just get enough! Flambéed with greek brandy table side with a warm pita, and finished with fresh lemon! Delish! Thank you for the repeat patronage and see you soon! More 

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a good option on Nassau's Bay Street. They have daily "specials", freshly made, and the service is fast and attentive. This restaurant belongs to a Greek family which has a jewelry shop on the ground floor, and one can see that they are watching that everything goes well. Will return when we go back to Nassau.

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

Thank you for stopping in for lunch and we appreciate your business very much. Thank you for the great comments and we are glad that our team satisfied another valuable customer! See you again soon! OPA! More 

Kansas City Missouri
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My twenty something son and I landed in Nassau at 10 am and went looking around Paradise Island for something to do. If you aren't staying at Atlantis, there isn't much, except for the public beach. Catching a cab about 11, we headed for the busier area of town where we found the Athena. Next door to the Hard Rock... 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 your venture in town! A lot of people don't look up and do not realize that there is a restaurant located upstairs until you smell the great greek aromas. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to be on your must visit again list on your next trip! More 

Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to lunch at the Athena, and found it an excellent place for lunch. The service is good, the owner came by our table to see if everything was ok. Would recommend this restaurant as we found everything well prepared and tasty.

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

Thank you for visiting us for lunch! We are glad to know you enjoyed your experience with us and most importantly you got to meet the owner/mascot of the place! He. Loves to check on the customers to ensure everyone are being taken care of! Cheers and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We've been going to Nassau every year since 1978 and everytime we go downtown we always visit the Athena Cafe for lunch. It is on E Bay Street in the second level of gift shop. You can eat inside at the bar, or in the dining area, but the best place to eat is the wrap around outdoor balcony. You... More 

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

Thank you for your repeat patronage, we appreciate your business with us! Peter, the owner is a real kick and he always is very jolly and welcoming! Must be the retsina wine:). Make sure to visit us again and keep the tradition going! OPA! Thank you 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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?