Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
If you live in the neighborhood, Effie's is an excellent choice. The outdoor seating on a lovely evening is unbeatable. It is a most pleasant ambience to bring your family, friends or neighbors. The noise is moderate outside; so, you have no problem having a great time in "catching up on the news". EFFIE is particularly friendly and most kind. Her mom is an outstanding cook, and the Greek dishes are equal to any we have had in Greece.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio dining - authentic,
Great patio dining - authentic, fresh food & very attentive service. Worth going to anytime!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lamb chops were really good.
Lamb chops were really good. So was the tomatoes and cucumbers app. Service stopped once we got our food, and they never put our drinks on ice.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is our second time at
this is our second time at effies and it was better than the first. the outdoor terrace area is great.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still GREAT after all these years
I have been going to Effies for over 30 years. Just keeps getting better and better. A true Greek Restaurant. Staying true to their heritage.Reasonably priced delicious food. You have your choice of three distinct dining options. Inside traditional, under the open sky in an inside courtyard, or in a rustic, cozy area.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Effie's was so delicious! The staff was super nice and helpful. Food was simple, but perfectly Greek and yummy. I had the calamari, a salad, and the stuffed mushroom special and was so happy with my order! I would definitely recommend this place.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
You must try the octopus!
Great neighborhood place, with Mediterranean offerings ranging from the very familiar (kabobs) to the relatively uncommon (octopus salad). A great place for foodies to go with less-adventurous friends.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Effie's is our favorite restaurant
Effie's is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia- Our meal Sunday night was excellent, food was superb, the service was great! Effie's is the place we think to go to when we have a special occasion, our friends coming from out-of town. We went there Sunday night because we were meeting our son's new girlfriend for the first time. Everyone loved their meals!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
homey Greek cooking with class
We had a nice meal in the courtyard, suiting my parents and child alike --especially since it was mercifully quiet enough to talk. Food is a nice affordable and pleasant mid point between high end artsy Greek and diner style souvlakis and soggy salads...the meze plate was thoughtfully done and our shrimp saganaki, a gorgeous whole fish, and pan seared flounder special were all terrific. And we got two kinds of desserts on the house! Effie's has stood the test of time for good reason.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service.
Very good food and service. First seated next to a noisy birthday group, but were moved to a quiet table without hassle. We'll go again for good Greek food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been to Effie's in 10 years. Food was great, servers were attentive and friendly. Sat in the front dining room which was loud and a little crowded. Not enough table space for 4 people with loads of plates. Free dessert on the house and one convert to Greek food. Yay! Will return again soon but request other seating.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my birthday there. We went on a Sunday relatively late for dinner. It's a cosy small tavern style Greek restaurant.
You should try the lamb. It's awesome! And the guy who served us was very kind and helpful.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When You Need Comfort Food
This is a great hole in the wall restaurant with great greek food, fun owners, an aunt cooking in the back and a small restaurant experience. If I had a negative, which is not really, don't be in a hurry.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent old time food
There's nothing trendy about Effie's. Just delicious food, served simply. You feel like the food could have come from a Greek grandmother's kitchen.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good authentic
Consistently good authentic Greek food. Homey, pleasant and a good value.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a great meal at Effie's. Portions were large and quality of food was excellent. Will definitely go back again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood BYOB Gem!
Loved Effie's - first time dining there. We were seated immediately, given a choice of inside or outside on the patio. We sat on the patio (four of us) - tried several of the appetizers, get the fried cheese, it's delicious! I had the fish special of the day which was a whole Dorado - with head and tail (which I just can't do), the chef made a fillet for me, no bones, no head and no tail! It was delicious. My husband had the Greek sausages which he said were delicious, our friends had the spicy shrimp and rice and the tilapia. Our server, who was fantastic and totally accommodating, forgot to put in an appetizer (which wasn't a big deal as we had so much food), but she sent out a complimentary dessert anyway. Will definitely be going back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great little Greek BYO
Surprisingly good Greek food. Flavorful, fresh and delicious. We shared the grilled feta and small salad as appetizers and both were excellent. The Makaronia pasta dish was spectacular and we will return for other dishes that sounded good.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mediterranean in the City
Delicious pplentiful, famy owned, like you're guests in their home. Will always return. BYO
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Effie's is a small, intimate restaurant serving authentic Greek food. I highly recommend this cute BYOB. FRIENDLY AMD ATTENTIVE SERVICE.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM