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“Great Greek Food in an intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Effie's

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Ranked #580 of 4,341 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Cross street: 11th
Transit: Get off at 11th & Walnut
Voorhees, New Jersey
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Greek Food in an intimate setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We were a party of four and were seated in the outbuilding of this restaurant and this was quite comfortable and quaint. The food was typical greek fare well prepared and beautifully served. I had the Lamb souvlaki which was very good and perfectly cooked and seasoned. The appetizers of saganaki, dolmades, spanakopita were very good and certainly enough to share with four people. Would highly recommend this BYOB and be prepared for a relaxing and satisfying meal with people you like!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank arguseyes6
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Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

I went there with my young adult kids. We shared the appetizers and Greek salad. Really good. Served with nice warm bread. The service was great. It was a warm summer day. They can back to refill the water glasses often. We split Moussaka and Shrimp Santorini for entrees. Both were well prepared. Good sized portions. As we were leaving we noticed that they had a courtyard out back. We were disappointed that no one offered that as an option when we were first seated. But overall this was an excellent choice for dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Charles C
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San Antonio,TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent Greek!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We've been going to Effie's for years (while at school in Philly), and return whenever we're in Philadelphia.
Great Greek food, great staff. BYOB. Reliable quality and delicious!

Visited June 2013
Thank WalterReed
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Get the Shrimp Santorini”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Cozy, authentic Greek BYOB.....no reservation needed on a Wednesday....only a few tables were filled in the front room with a good view overlooking Pine Street
The grilled octopus salad was very tasty, seasoned well, the octopus was chopped in very small pieces, the portion was small ....have had better elsewhere. The Shrimp Santorini was outstanding....the sauce had a creamy texture with a fabulous flavor, not overly spiced.
The service was just ok....our server was friendly, the kitchen was slow. Our order was taken promptly but then we waited a long time for our appetizer. The octopus salad was served with the shrimp dish. Seemed like someone forgot we ordered the appetizer.
Decided to eat here because we purchased a Groupon......would give it another try because the shrimp dish was delicious.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Trekinalong
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Ivyland, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Atmosphere: tiny, cramped, badly in need of repairs/renovations/updates The night we were there was hot & humid and their air conditioning was not keeping up -- definitely an appetite killer. Service: our server was sweet but clearly overworked and clueless Food: I would have forgiven almost everything is the food was good but it was not. Appetizers OK -- the sample plate was tiny for the price and the grilled octopus was eh. Entrees: mousaka -- no flavor, clearly microwaved, unedible. Tilapia special: bland, not fresh. Gyro plate: meat was good but the rice was pathetic and the vegetable of the day (on a Saturday nite) was green peas! Not fresh green peas but straight out of the can green peas. We chose this because of some good reviews and BYOB but will clearly not be returning.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ilonka76
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