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$$ - $$$
City Center East
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1127 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6035 (11th)
+1 215-592-8333
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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359 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Effie's quite by accident while strolling around the neighborhood. We liked the charm and the friendly staff. We were warmly greeted and seated in the small dining room at a cozy table for two. Dinner was excellent. We shared an appetizer of Dolmades. The delicious rice stuffed grape leaves were served with warm pita bread and a pesto... More 

Thank Maryann L
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On vacation in philly and felt like something different. Based on distance, rating and pricing - we came upon Effie's. Having worked in Astoria Queens NY, I've had my fair share of Greek. Effie's did not disappoint. Portions were huge, pricing was good, and most importantly the food was delicious. It was not a fancy place, but that wasn't the... More 

Thank Maureen M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is charming and cozy. Really like the atmosphere. The food is good but not spectacular.

Thank Philly700
Margate City, New Jersey
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I ate here a decade ago, enough said, and tried it again. The mussels were inedible, the Mousaka was OK though far from good, the chicken kebob was standard. The Tzadiki was not great. The wine I brought was fantastic. The place and staff are very nice as is the BYOB and reasonable cost. I love Greek food, this is... More 

Thank shorevet
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a group of 6 friends on a Saturday night. Attentive service. Really wonderful food. Had the lamb meatballs and the hummus appetizers and they were great. Had Effie's chicken for dinner, 2 people had the salmon and also had the gyro plate. Everything was flavorful. And you can't beat BYOB. Very loud group next to us, but... More 

Thank edsatty
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is another BYO gem. It was everything one would want on a busy Saturday. We were walking into a family-run restaurant that was short on pretentiousness and high on service . The food was fresh from the kitchen and in close surroundings it was obvious that all customers were impressed with quality and eventually the cost. Compliments were frequent... More 

Thank Meliboeus
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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314 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of 8 and it was a very nice little spot. BYOB so we brought in our own Wine. Food was really good and cost effective. The only issue it was it humid a night and the back area didn't have air conditioning so it was very warm. Overall good experience.

Thank Sjwiden
Belmont, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The outdoor setting of this Greek restaurant was simply lovely, especially on a beautiful summer evening, and the service was OK. It was the food that was less than special, plus it was a bit pricey. I'm going with a "4" rating, although "3" might reflect our experience more. Some people give this restaurant excellent reviews. You might want to... More 

Thank marianc95
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

stopped by without a reservation, took 10 minutes for the hostess to even say hello, when she finally graced us with her presence these was an attitude so we walked, will not go back

Thank Curatedguy
West Falls, New York
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This restaurant is bring your own wine, so do so! The sidewalk tables are nice. The food is delicious, authentic greek. Mousakka, grilled platters, seafood , chicken slouvaki all fabulous!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1127 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6035
  • Public Transportation: Get off at 11th & Walnut
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?