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Athena By The Sea

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4400 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3609
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Keswick, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as great as it once was. Authentic Greek Food is what you will find here, however, it's changed over the years. Now it's just an average restaurant, however, it appears it's more in competition with the local corner bars, then keeping the quaint, authentic, charming restaurant it once was. Put your Bouzouki Music back on, and let your patrons... More 

Thank cklym-edwards
Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices considering its location. I enjoyed the chicken souvlaki, hummus, and fresh Greek salad. But what really took the "cake" was the baklava cheesecake. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't overly sweet or soaked in syrup. Our server, Mira, was a joy and most accommodating. Left there happy and satisfied!

Thank Rem M
Greenwood, Missouri
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a taste of Mediterranean food! Their portions are very big. We sat on a table on the side walk and is was great to people watch and enjoy the food. Our waitress was excellent! Our glasses were never empty, her recommendations were on the spot, and definitely brought that Mediterranean care to our table. We went at 6... More 

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Bellerose Village, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who loves Greek food and eats it frequently (I also cook Greek food), I was surprised with the quality of my meal. Perhaps it was just that one meal (and I did have lamb), but it lacked freshness and was a bit bland. I've had appetizers at the restaurant which have been tasty as well as deserts. My... More 

Thank lea2150
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the place with my family for drinks, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers. The calamari is one of the best I've ever had. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious and the prices are very reasonable. The server was very courteous and attentive.

Thank pinkstate2016
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation this was our go to place for happy hour drinks and snacks. Brilliant bar staff and good place to watch the world go by

Thank chris_cable1955
Monroe, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We met 20+ people for a meal at Athena's. The staff was very accommodating considering that we all came in dribs and drabs! The food was good and the waitress somehow was organized enough to give us separate checks. We really appreciated that very much. There was a band playing and the atmosphere was just perfect for us.

Thank saracarol88
Delray Beach, Florida
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266 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A large bar area and it's nice and open, to enjoy the beach atmosphere outside. A typical bar with TV's and American food. The usual selection of beers. Would be nice to have some craft beers on tap, also. Metered parking across the street.

Thank colbox
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We per chance stopped into Lauderdale by the Sea on our way to Miami. We lucked upon Athena by the Sea for lunch. What an incredible find!The food was amazing!! We had octopus (if you like it, it is a must try, and if you have never tried it, you must!)-- the best you will have outside of Mykonos. And... More 

Thank Lynn B
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Athena has been in Lauderdale by the Sea for years and offers a mix or American and Greek fare. We were there over the Memorial weekend and ate lunch and breakfast there. Both meals were very good, priced right and the service is excellent.

Thank gman537

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4400 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: 954-771-2900

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