Effie's Restaurant

Philadelphia, 1127 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Meet Effie's! Effie's is an authentic Greek Restaurant offering BYOB in a cozy and casual atmosphere right in the heart of Philadelphia. Take a step out onto the patio and enjoy the city views. Enjoy group dining and small parties in our charming Greek restaurant.

Effie's combines authentic Greek homemade cuisine in a casual, intimate Greek setting for dinner that displays warmth, hospitality, and friendliness. A charming BYOB tucked away on Antique Row, Effie's has been serving delicious, authentic Greek food for over 20 years and we welcome you to give us a try. We look forward to serving you!

The most interesting reviews

Food is delicious and the waiters are very friendly!

The food was delicious as always. The zucchini chips with dipping sauce were an outstanding starter! My only concern was that it was loud in the back room; we would have sat outside, but rain was possible. Our server was incredibly busy but still made time to assure we had what we needed! They do need more glassware!!

Great moussaka and bread, we organized a company event there for 40 people and things went flawlessly. Definitely recommend.

As usual, Effie's food didn't disappoint. It was wonderful. The service was adequate, but not really good. They overbooked, and it was crowded waiting to get seated. Our waitress didn't really know much. She must have been new so didn't want to give a bad rating because of that.

The food overall was decent for Greek. However, the service was horrendous overall. The delay seating, the wait for food, and overall snail pace was disappointing. They also charged an extra fee for credit card use which was not ever disclosed to us (which is illegal, it was not written on the menusl).

Most places in Philly usually are pretty good overall to stay in business, but I'm amazed this place is still open.

Great service and endless warm pita bread. Unfortunately, the portion sizes for the vegetarian options were small, and the food wasn't very good. It's a cute place, but we were disappointed for the price.

Effie’s used to be one of our favorites spots to dine in and get take-out. No longer the case unfortunately. Service is terrible and the food is always cold / not prepared well. The interior has been really neglected and the restaurant is dirty / not maintained. Not sure what happened but very disappointing.

This is by far my worst resturant experience ever! From a rude waitress swearing at customers .. causing the entire room out celebrating their valentine to walk out before eating.. we chose to stay because it was already late.. she offered to pay for the remaining guests because of her behavior then messed up again by giving away what we ordered and told us to take what we got because it was free!!! Seriously?? I would never recommend this place to anyone

We had such a great time at Effie’s. The food, ambiance, vibe, service (especially) .. Everything was just perfect. Great crowd and atmosphere with Greek music playing. So fun. Felt like everyone was family under one roof enjoying Effie’s authentic Greek food. I had braised lamb and mom had Effie’s chicken.Both exceptional! Oh, BEST CALAMARI I EVER HAD! I can see myself becoming a regular. What a fun night!!!! Thank you Effie :

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Reviews about Effie's Restaurant

16.12.2023 17:44
We had called ahead for reservations at a restaurant while we were away at a conference. It was a group of us, so we all decided to have dinner together. When we arrived, we were seated outside and tables were put together for us. It was nice that they made sure that the tables were level. However, they only had one waitress available, and she was very overwhelmed. We had to constantly reassure her that it was okay and she was on the verge of tears.

Our food came out burnt, overcooked, underdone, or cold. We ended up sending back five dishes, including some of the appetizers. All had to be remade, giving us an extra hour where we had to sit there at the dinner waiting for our meals. They were unable to split the meal into two checks for some reason. It was just a very long and unexpected experience at a restaurant that I thought would be great based on the reviews.

The owner was actually there and she questioned us about sending our food back until I showed her that my Spanakopita was literally burnt on the bottom.
16.12.2023 17:43
Thanks to Effie's for accommodating our large group for a team reunion dinner! We were seated in a beautiful side space off the patio and had excellent and attentive service from Juliet. The grilled pita, souvlaki plates (we tried all 3!) and red pepper hummus and olives on the sampler plate were highlights. Will definitely be coming back to try the highly recommended homemade baklava!
16.12.2023 17:43
This is a BYOB...which we had forgotten about and a customer overheard us and gave us a bottle of wine! Awesome food!
16.12.2023 17:43
Excellent Greek Mediterranean dinner restaurant. I highly recommend.
16.12.2023 17:43
Amazing Greek food with amazing people!! BYOB place. But the food is delicious!! Try the Effie's chicken!!
16.12.2023 17:42
Very clean and small dining area. Food is fabulous I would eat here again. Very close to the Broadway Theaters.
11.05.2023 13:46
Great Greek food


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