Athena By The Sea
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Athena By The Sea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.athenabythesea.net/
  • Phone: (954) 771-2900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Dancing, Entertainment, Takeout
  • Entertainment: DON'T MISS THE MUSIC AND BELLY DANCING 9 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, with the breaking of plates you too may be shouting OPA!

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Athena By The Sea
GREEK DISHES FIT FOR THE GODS Savor our seafood specialties like; fresh whole Yellow Tail Snapper, Tuna Kabob or Jumbo Baked Shrimp or our succulent seasoned Char-broiled Lamb Chops. Try something new, with our Flaming Cheese Specialty! Come taste the rich aromatic flavors of Grecian Cuisine, prepared fresh for a dining experience worthy of Zeus.
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Athena By The Sea reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Easter Sunday Lunch
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Family lunch for Easter Sunday was very nice. Regular menu and great service. Highly recommend!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It seemed to be better before
    Graham
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    It seemed to be better before they remodeled. But, still very good and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Greek food, enjoyed
    markiemark
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Very good Greek food, enjoyed the lamb chops, perfectly cooked excellent value
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    I actually was suprised with how delicious my meal was at Athena By the Sea. Located right in the heart of Lauderdale by the Sea, I wasn't expecting much. It was really good, though, and our waitress was informed and delightful. We started out with an octopus appetizer, mainly for curiosity's sake, and it was beautifully prepared. I also ordered Yellow Snapper Francese, a delicate preparation that was perfect. It came with creatively prepared peas and potatoes. The Greek influence was subtley evident. My husband had a lamb shank over an orzo dish. Everything was extremely hot and quickly brought out from the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The combination of seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    The combination of seafood and Greek food was unexpectedly delicious!!! It also has a GREAT location right by the pier scene in Fort Lauderdale!! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb chops were very fatty.
    DennisdmfVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Lamb chops were very fatty. Service good and friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So far, the best Greek food
    RDLAUSVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    So far, the best Greek food we've found in South Florida. The place isn't fancy, but it's nice. A block from the beach, so parking can be a challenge, there are lots within 2 blocks where you pay by the hour. GOOD HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS! We liked the evening entertainment, which included a belly dancer on Friday (what a throwback). Note - Lauderdale by the Sea is a great area for 40-60 year olds (and even older) - out for a night on the town. We saw a senior couple in liplock on a bench by the ocean! If you're under 30, you will be the youngest people around...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When our large group arrived,
    HKDineVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    When our large group arrived, they did not have our reservation in their system or so they said. We were seated at tables pulled together outside and extending into the parking lot. Service picked up after that as we had an attentive waiter. Food was pretty good though have had better - for the price there were no real complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but Slow Service
    Paul
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Food was great, service was slow and often unattentive. Not sure I would return because of that. It was not busy either that night. Didn't see any signs of leadership/management checking on the team and their productivity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent moderately priced
    Richard2VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Excellent moderately priced choice. Open air seating, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood gem.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Greek Food but slow service
    Loves2eatVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Really wanted a Greek restaurant and found this one by accident. Our first meal was outstanding, but the service leaves a lot to be desired. Our second visit my souvlaki was burnt and disappointing though we had to wait a long time for service. They appeared overwhelmed so this was a bit unuasual.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was mediocre at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Food was mediocre at best. More diner than greek restaurant. Service was very slow. And, they were not set for Open Table and did not know what I was talking about when I mentioned my Open Table reservation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even better with the Renovation!
    EldivaVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    New renovation = A+! New decor, new food items, new bar, new outside dining and drinking, new attitude! I always enjoyed Atena for what it was -friendly neighborhood Greek diner close to the beach and my neighborhood - same as now, but kicked up several notches...stick with the Greek food, pizza and drinks and I doubt you will be disappointed -Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Location is superb. Lots of
    drhdhomeVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Location is superb. Lots of traffic on Saturday nights. OpenTable reservation was perfect. Although upon arrival (8:45 PM) we found several open tables, within 30 minutes the place was packed. Thus, having a reservation was a very good idea. From time to time, the street is closed with entertainment and the restaurant is in the middle of it all. The belly dancer show was o.k.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We try to go to this restaurant
    Graham
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    We try to go to this restaurant once a year for birthdays or special events. The food is very good. The Lamb Chops are probably the best I've ever had. I highly recommend the restaurant to people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was ok, best part was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    food was ok, best part was the bellydancing, had to contend/compete w city band set up on street just outside thr resturant, then when it statrted to rain akk the pub;ic crowded restm waiting for raib to stop just standing around, crowding one person at a time bathrm
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair at best, a bit below
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Fair at best, a bit below the bar on the spectrum of usual Greek restaurants in major US cities.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • V. good Greek cuisine with
    PickyDinersVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    V. good Greek cuisine with exceptionally attentive service. We ate there on a Saturday night, when a regularly-scheduled street festival, complete with a loud and lively rock band, was taking place. In our opinion, this roisterous entertainment, occurring just outside the door, was entertaining; but you might consider another evening if you wish to dine quietly on the patio.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food. Great location.
    BravoLouisville
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    Decent food. Great location. Good people watching from outside.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2012
    the service people were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the food was not great. The shrimp was cooked nicely, but oversalted. The humus was fairly tasteless. We had bakalava for dessert. It had the right flavor, but was sadly stale. I understand keeping pastery fresh can be a problem at a seaside restaurant, but they certainly did not meet the challenge.
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  • Good Experience
    Will
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Been here several times, decent food. Hostess was a little 'curt', but the servers and waitress made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Grilled Calamari!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2011
    We were on time for our reservation and sat outside on the sidewalk. It was a bit noisy die to traffic but the service and food were exceptional and we had a very nice time. We had two grilled calamari appetizers to die for which is something you can not easily get. With a bottle of wine and the appetizers, that was our dinner. They served pita and hummas on the side. The staff couldn't have been better! very friendly and attentive. It was a very pleasant and delicious experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The flaming cheese is amazing!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    The flaming cheese is amazing!!!!!!!!! The food was very good.
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  • Athena's by the Sea is a great
    hdog
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Athena's by the Sea is a great place with great food and exceptional service. I really enjoyed this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I chose this restaurant to
    Bluestar
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    I chose this restaurant to try Greek food. I did not find as much Greek food as I was hoping. The service was good and food was brought out pretty fast. The food was fine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic