Sofia - Margate

4.4
1903 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Our diverse menu features a plethora of fresh fish and sensational seafood along with numerous Mediterranean eclectic dishes, premium aged steaks, chops, vegetarian selections, grilled entrées and mezes (Greek-style tapas).

Sofia is now open 7 days a week featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.

"Happy Hour" is at the bar on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations for "Happy Hour".

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1903 people are saying
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Michaelg
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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Keke
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner, with fabulous server GiGi!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was 5 stars! From
The greeting at the door, George behind the bar, our server, and the food was beyond delicious!

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vipGinaM
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Sofia, and we’ll be back! Great ambiance, great food & the wait staff is so friendly and so good at what they do!

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vipFancy
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was our second very disappointing meal at Sofia. We used to think it was a quality restaurant.

Our server didn’t seem to know how to do his job. He consistently offered us amenities too late (ie cracked pepper for our salads when they were half eaten). He also did not seem at all concerned about doing a decent job.

Besides an inattentive and inexperienced server, the food was barely passable. My husband’s seafood pescatore had zero shellfish and was a skimpy portion. The few shrimp were dried out. My seafood pla ki was more ample but the shrimp were so dried out I couldn’t eat them. We skipped dessert as we just wanted to leave. This was a pricey dinner that was uncomfortable and unappetizing.

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vipEllebelle
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb. Well plated, tasty, and priced accordingly! Our server was very pleasant and made excellent recommendations. The wine list was large and reasonable. Thanks for a great experience.

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Kaye
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside. The ambiance was perfect. The heaters were awesome and plentiful and we were not cold. Service was great. Food did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual

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Weegwow
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia’s never disappoints! The ambiance, the staff, and the food is magnificent. There is something to satisfy everyone’s pallet. Try the Greek salad, the entrees are fabulous and the desserts are quite different than you will find at any restaurant! Great night, great people, great meal!

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vipHeidiM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good dinner! Great atmosphere. A little pricy but good.

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vipDrCAV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I “Love” this wonderful restaurant.
The food, service, atmosphere is first class as well as Sofia,the owner.
It is our favorite dining spot at the Shore!
Looking forward to returning next week!
If you want to celebrate a special occasion, entertain your family and friends, this is the place!.

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vipBigBobL
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dave was a wonderful server. The gluten-free crab cakes were stellar as was the short rib special.

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vipCherCher
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Sophia's many times over the years and, as always, the food, staff, ambiance is just right. We were upstairs next to a large party but the sound level was good.

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vipPatr
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Gabby was excellent

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vipJoseN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always quality food and enjoyable wine selection. Favorites are the octopus appetite and the sea bass.

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KarenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We wish that you would offer more vegetables. My husband cannot eat broccoli and cauliflower, which is already mixed into your very limited vegetable medley. Please give us a better choice. We love Sofia’s!

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vipCurly
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was terrific! Hostess was disconnected and on the side of “rude”. All at our table made same comment about her. She needs a back end job, not front of house!

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JoJo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Asked to sit away from people and they honor that. They were very nice about it. My Bronzino was delicious.

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ACMarino
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal at Sophia’s. Four of us all got different entrees and enjoyed what we ordered. Portion size was perfect. Nice to go on an off night and didn’t have to fight the crowds for parking.

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stoodup
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent overall experience

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VolhaK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend, so impressed with design and food was excellent!

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susanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is beautiful and the food was outstanding

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vipEmilyW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Beautiful outdoor dining overlooking the bay, amazing food and great service. We will definitely be back!

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PatriciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with our friends- our second visit- will be regular guests !

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DenO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday, everyone including ours servers and especially the receptionist Dana went out of their way to make it a special night. The food was outstanding!

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Beachgirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside seating is key to having a "quiet" dinner for four. The evening was lovely, table so we could see the sunset, food and service were quite good. Would definitely go back again!

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Bear
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside which was wonderful. Patio area is beautifully landscaped. Started were so delicious we could have made that the meal. Food was good except my wife’s bronzino was dry. Definitely will frequent again!

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vipEllebelle
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outside there! Great food! Great service

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DianeK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of our favorites-have had nothing but amazing food every time and the staff is so pleasant and service is wonderful!

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mks429
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We have been going to Sophia’s for many years and it is always a favorite. As locals we avoid going there in the summer due to the tourists. We knew it may have still been busy even though it was the end of September. We made a reservation but they still take walk-ins. We had to wait over half an hour beyond our reservation time before we were seated. During this time we had a drink at the bar and could have just eaten there, but wanted to sit in one of the dining rooms. We were seated at a high top table next to the bar. Our poor server had too many tables and there was not a bus person in site. Our service was very slow, but it was not her fault. We totally realize that many businesses are short staffed and if that was the only issue, I would not be writing this. Our food was unacceptable. I ordered the summer salmon which was supposed to come with an avocado and orange tartare. I received a undercooked piece of salmon with essentially a crappy store bought scoop of guacamole on the side. That’s it. It was awful. My husband got a fish special which was a bland and supposed to be over a crab risotto. There was no crab in the risotto. We both left extremely disappointed and hungry. I’m happy that they are doing so well, but they need to either turn away the walk-in customers or say that things are sold out if they can not make them as described.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This is the first fair meal we had. My branzino was over cooked and had no flavor.
The waitress did not come back after our meals were served to see if we needed anything.
I will go back because it is one our favorite places, but not too soon

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Lucytowers
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service ambiance location. Our favorite!

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vipEP3449
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria M the greater is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious authentic Greek food.

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Benj
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

While down the shore we looked for a Mediterranean restaurant. We were attracted to Sofia for a dinner date. It is a beautiful place with both indoor and outdoor seating. We chose indoor. For our first time we were deciding between two separate entree choices (bowl w. protein and sea bass) or the Land for two with several meat options. We chose Land and were underwhelmed. The chicken was the best out of the Prime and the Lamb chop. For $89 for 2, I could have gotten same or better steak at chain restaurant. Next visit, we will try seafood and bowl and hope for better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia’s turns everyday dining into a special occasion!
Excellent food, service and ambiance like no other.
They are always accommodating no matter how busy they are. It feels like we are transplanted to the Mediterranean whenever we visit. Looking forward to visiting even more often in the off season!

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viplovetoeatout
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

They were very busy, they're short help, didn't get seated until 8:15 for a 7:30 reservation. Food was warm, not hot, server never came back to ask if everything was ok, prices are much higher and portions are smaller.

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Money4mice
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Our dining experience last night was a bit of a disappointment. Our table was in a great location on the roof. However, bright spot lights showered down on us. It was brighter than daylight and made my dining partners sweat profusely. We asked our server if she could turn down the lights. She did it for a moment and said that other diners could not see. So instead of moving us to another table we had to sit under the glare of the spotlights.
As usual, everything we ordered was decent. Especially delicious was the oil that was served with the hot rolls. Huge disappointment was the espresso and cappuccino at the end of our meal. It was really unpalatable. Our server never came over and I had to track down another server and ask him to send our server over after waiting and looking for her for about 15 minutes. In addition, all of us ordered mixed drinks and no one seemed to be able to taste any alcohol in our drinks. I was hoping for so much more from our dinner last night and we left feeling disappointed.

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CherylR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The grilled swordfish with crabmeat and couscous, and Plaki were excellent. The Tuscan flatbread appetizer was notable, and all of the cuisine was intricately seasoned and healthy.

FAQs

Sofia - Margate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 822-9111.

Sofia - Margate is rated 4.4 stars by 1903 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.