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Athena By The Sea

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4400 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3609
954-771-2900
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 23
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprising Mediterranean food in Lauderdale

We walked up to the restaurant and weren't sure because it looked a bit 'touristy' for our tastes. I'm glad that we stayed! We chose an outdoor table on the sidewalk where there was a nice breeze. Our server Phillip was attentive and made allowances for our indecision. The Saganaki was done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you enjoy good fresh Greek food you have to try this. The pita and hummus is fresh and delicious.

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Naples Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had never eaten here, so we gave it a try. It was Saturday Night with music playing on the sidewalk. Happy hour 5-7 pm . We arrived just before 7 and sat at the bar Bartenders were friendly and suggested several apps We ordered spinach pie and octopus which came with baked pita slices & dip Excellent Octopus was sooo... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I rarely post a bad review but I just can not ignore this one. I have tried Athena's 4 times and not once did I have a good experience. the first time we waited a very long time to sit down which is fine, during season there can be long wait times. we sat at the bar and had overpriced... More 

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Ft Myers Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Its not worth the money. Their food all tastes the same, just seems nothing we tried was very good. You didn't get a very big portion either.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The best Greek style breakfast. The restaurant was clean and staff very friendly. The food was great. We went for breakfast, but the restaurant opens for dinner as well and has a very stacked bar. Again, the food was amazing.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We walked up to the restaurant and weren't sure because it looked a bit 'touristy' for our tastes. I'm glad that we stayed! We chose an outdoor table on the sidewalk where there was a nice breeze. Our server Phillip was attentive and made allowances for our indecision. The Saganaki was done properly with Phillip flaming it at our table.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visit here yearly and this year did not disappoint. We travel to Florida every year and always make sure to stop. The gyros are great and so is the seafood and pasta. Try the saganaki!

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Finksburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited LBTS and decided to Check out Althena by the sea. We had a good Greek salad and the chicken skewers, which were good as well. Sidewalk seating made dining great for people watching. The service was not the strong point, however and was mediocre.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Genuine Greek food is hard to come by. So many places make it more American Greek, but this place is authentic and not over priced.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate late afternoon before heading to the airport for our flight home. The service was barely adequate and the food just ok. We wouldn't have returned to this restaurant even if we'd been staying a few more weeks. There are better places to eat which offer more value for your dollar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4400 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: 954-771-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?