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) #386 of 3,631 Restaurants in Philadelphia ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, Greek
1127 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6035
+1 215-592-8333
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (12 reviews)
“greek salad” (6 reviews)
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1127 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-6035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently moved to Philadelphia, and 2 blocks from our house, we discovered Effie's Restaurant. This is a small family-run Greek restaurant staffed by really good servers. We already made it our Friday night go-to place because the food is fantastic. Phillipos, our server, is...More

Thank mclmk8d
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Ask to sit in the "garden," a little outdoor area in the rear of the restaurant. The moussaka was one of the best as was the Greek salad. Stuffed peppers was very good as well. I believe it was BYOB.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We walked around the neighborhood and found Effie's. It is a casual restaurant with excellent cuisine and good service. We had a table in the outdoor courtyard which is charming. Our appetizers were the hummus trio and the tomato and cucumber salad. For the main...More

Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My husband and I recently visited Philly for 4 days. Effie's could not have been better. Waiter pleasantly accommodated our food needs, food was delicious, attentive service and nice Greek music playing in the background. We even received a yummy dessert on the house!

Thank Pharmjeff
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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....More

Thank Maryann L
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...More

Thank Maureen M
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
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...More

Thank shorevet
Reviewed 30 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....More

Thank edsatty
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...More

Thank Meliboeus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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