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Athena Cafe & Bar

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Bay & Charlotte Street, Down Town, Nassau, Nassau P.O.Box N-3669, New Providence Island
+1 242-326-1296
09:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've dined here a few times and have never been disappointed. The food, service and staff are exceptional! They make the best gyros! Try the passion fruit Mojito, you wont be disappointed. They also make the best coconut banana bread i have ever tasted! 😋😋😋

Thank Cindy P
Oakville, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The calamari is outstanding, sitting on the outside balcony watching the action on Bay Street. Awesome

Yerington, Nevada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Greek café in downtown Nassau, easy walking distance from the cruise port. Friendly and courteous staff, excellent menu selection and prepared in authentic Greek tradition. Would recommend to anyone travelling to Nassau

Thank Cora47
Nassau, Bahamas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Athena's is one of the best Greek restaurants that I have visited in Nassau.It is downtown on the world famous Bay Street. The menu has a wide variety of tasty Greek cuisine and the service has been consistently good every time i visit. I would recommend it.

Thank Wence M
Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been 12 years since I last visited Athena, but the service & food & drinks remain the best I have ever had. The charming patio dining on the 2nd floor overlooking Bay & Charlotte streets is still wonderful. You enter the restaurant thru a jewelry store on the street level, are greeted by a family member working in... More 

Thank marthag1947
Sacramento, California
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Previous reviewer is confused. This IS the one above a jewelry store and it is great. Besides the awesome Gyro and Greek salads, they made the best mojito i've ever had and none of that syrupy soda stuff. They have an extensive full bar but wine and beer selection is very limited. Was too full for dessert but will definitely... More 

Thank Andy R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We never stop at Nassau without stopping at Athens Cafe! Great outdoor patio, fabulous for people watching! We stopped at this visit for a quick bite prior to going back to our cruise ship. We had some yummy sangria! But we were overwhelmed with the delicious grilled octopus! Tender and flavorful! Service was friendly and prompt!

Thank maria e
Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If it does not have a family owned jewelry store under it you are in the fake Athena! The real one is clean, family owned and has great service. Look for blue American white on the main drag. 242-326-1296

2 Thank Elly H
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nothing in Nassau is cheap but Athena offers a great dining experience for the money. This is a family business and it is clear that everyone takes pride in the service and the food. The building is old and decor simple but none of that matters when you try the Octopus or Lamb Gyro. They have a second floor terrace... More 

Thank DavidBahamas
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice eats, food was very good, authentic greek food. The owner is very friendly & entertaining. Don't miss this wonderful cafe near the port.

Thank ulkin2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?