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“Promising”
Review of Athena Cafe & Bar

Athena Cafe & Bar
Ranked #3 of 280 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $38
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Bahamian, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Key Largo, Florida
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Promising”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stopped at Athena Cafe & Bar for a drink and a snack. You can get in the restaurant through the jewelry store but the first sign that got our attention is sneaking you through the backdoor/fire escape. After ringing the bell it took a while before anybody opened.

The moment we came in the staff became more professional. We took a seat outside on the balcony where the fans were creating a nice breeze. Some of them got adjusted to make us as comfortable as possible.

We had a Tzatziki to share as a small bite and two diet cokes. The cans with coke came out cold and the very entertaining glasses had ice in them. Nice. The tzatziki was not a whole lot to share but as a snack just right. We know that the restaurants in Nassau charge a bit more but 13 dollars seems a bit much for the amount of food. The flavors were very good though.

The rest of the menu looked very interesting and we will definitely come back to try some of the other dishes. The staff is very professional (at least they are trying real hard) and make your visit a pleasure. Yes, they add 15% gratuity (which is marked on your bill) but we added some extra because we liked the service.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 reviews
“Best of the Best”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We go here every year and sometimes twice a year and this is the absolute best food. The family that owns this restaurant are the nicest and very professional. I will continue to go there everytime I am in Nassau. Cracked Conch is great. Hats off to the owners

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Glad one of the shops recommended this cafe.”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my best meal on the trip! The staff was very welcoming and attentive. I had shrimp soulvaki, grilled vegetables and rice. The others in my group had gyros, excellent.

Visited August 2014
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Roanoke, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely little downtown place!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like garlic, you'll like this place. Good food, good service, good atmosphere, decent prices.

Visited August 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Didn't even know it was there”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Found this place while taking a food tour. It is upstairs from a jewelry store. Small, but good. All family owned and very authentic Greek cuisine in the Bahamas! Worth checking it out. Greek salad is the big seller.

Visited August 2014
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