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Review of Effie's

Effie's
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Ranked #324 of 4,444 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$21 - US$30
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Cross street: 11th
Transit: Get off at 11th & Walnut
Reviewed 10 May 2014

While the ambience is noisy & far from elegant & the service somewhat rough around the edges, the heaping plates of delicious hot food are worth poorly trained disruptive servers who reached in front of us mid-conversation once too often & neglected to bring bread to the table until asked (twice). Portions are generous & specials that included a whole expertly grilled Bronzino, served w/ colorful veggies & chicken stuffed w/ feta & spinach were excellent & along w/ a jam-packed Greek salad, smothered w/ remarkably tender lamb shavings, provided plenty of leftovers to take-home. Two (only) dessert selections were standard Greek fare & like many popular restaurants in Philadelphia, Effie's is BYOB, which helps cut costs.

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Thank Herstory_62
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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!

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1  Thank arguseyes6
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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.

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Thank Charles C
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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!

Thank WalterReed
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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.

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Thank Trekinalong
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