Sofia - Margate

4.4
1890 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 1890 people are saying
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KarenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
6 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
6 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
16 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
43 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
3 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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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.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The seating area outside and the weather was the best part of the evening. The half chicken I ordered was over cooked, on the dry side. My wife ordered the salmon, the portion was so small that it was a disgrace. The prices were not compatible with the portion size or the chicken. The waitress was very nice. I don't think we'll be going back for a long time, especially when the weather gets cooler. We loved sitting out side but was very disappointed with the food. A friend in the restaurant business referred us. He must get better service because he knows the owner.

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dinafly16
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

A Friday night out with my sisters and our parents... we were so excited.... we sat at the bar first and enjoyed a few cocktails made by the wonderful bartenders!!! Conversation with other patrons was great! Ambiance was perfect.. we like a vibrant & busy, mixed age, crowd- and we got it!!!
We moved to our table when ready and we’re greeted promptly by our female server. She made a few suggestions for appetizers and we ordered all three she suggested... grilled octopus, calamari and some sort of cheese they set on fire (we were excited about that one).
A basket of bread was brought to table with a pesto dipping oil... oil was great!!!!!! Bread, hard like rocks.
The octopus and calamari came out..... calamari was alright. I’ve had better, I’ve had worse.... octopus was tough!!! Like, steak knife, put all your strength into cutting it, tough... but, after three drinks we needed to eat! Lol.
Our dishes were cleared, but I said to our server, “we ordered the fire cheese and haven’t gotten it yet”. Her reply??? “Oh the kitchen 86’d it”. Like, wtf? You weren’t gonna tell us??? Not even to give us another option of third app??? Weird. Ok, moving on..
So then our dinners came.....Well.... disappointed is an understatement. Five dinners, five people, not one was happy.
I ordered the lobster pesto.. Tough lobster tail with fishy lobster chunks on some linguini in a creamy sauce.
One sister order the “special”, steak (ordered MR) with burrata. Tough steak, overcooked, best part was the burrata. My other sister ordered crab cakes, she said they were ok, again she’s had better she’s had worse. Mom ordered lamb chops, she said were tough and her veggies were undercooked. My dad had the pasta sofia and said it was “fine”. All in all, I definitely would not run back for a meal here, but, If I do go, I’ll take the advice we were given by the sweet couple we made friends with at the bar, JUST ENJOY THE BAR AND MAYBE ORDER THE DIP TRIO”.
3 stars b/c bar & ambiance outweigh food

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neenrenee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Sofia's! The staff made sure to that we had a comfortable and secluded space to dine. The food was so enjoyable. Definitely recommend for an evening out with friends as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect evening on the upstairs porch. Staff quickly provided high chair for baby and served with smiles the whole time.

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Jess
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipWhereToBegin
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overbooked for below average food. Had 8:45 pm reservations and they were way behind just getting to 8 pm reservations. We were seated at 9:30 pm. Food was just okay. Don’t think I will return.

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vipEllebelle
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outside there! Food was delicious! Looking forward to going back!

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EddieH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Despite 8:45 reservations, we were seated at 9:20. By 9:45, we only had water. We had to flag down waitstaff, otherwise we would still be there. Then, all our food arrived all at once (appetizers and main). They took the mains back, but they obviously stood under a heat lamp for 20 minutes. For what it cost, the food was just ok. They comped dessert (that we really didn’t want).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! Food and service is too notch.

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vipShoreJen
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated the upcoming wedding of a cousin with family. The location, restaurant, service and food were wonderful. Extremely high quality and prices were absolutely reasonable. We will absolutely be back!

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ShariL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at this beautiful restaurant. Our dinner was delicious and as always the service was fantastic. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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Wiffle
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant is beautiful but a little pricy and portions are fairly small

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipcbs17r
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sofia’s has a lovely atmosphere for outdoor dining(which is all we’re doing during Covid). However, the food is good but not exceptional & their prices are too high for what we ordered.

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HarveyL
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual.

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VickiW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The Chilean Sea Bass is to die for as well as the Saganaki. Don't miss this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Anastasia and Maria are fantastic servers. Would come here again and again. Love this place!

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 1890 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.