Locals visit Effie's to indulge in classic Greek cuisine. Striving for a Greek countryside atmosphere, there are three dining rooms to choose from and ... More
Locals visit Effie's to indulge in classic Greek cuisine. Striving for a Greek countryside atmosphere, there are three dining rooms to choose from and a summer dining patio to enjoy the homemade meals. Seafood, pork, lamb and chicken gyros, souvlaki and kebabs are complemented by fresh Greek salads and calamari and spanakopita appetizers. Pick up beer at the nearby deli or bring your own wine and spirits. Effie herself serves as hostess and her Mom is the head chef. The intimate setting provides a casual launching point for an evening on the town.
The food is just awful. I had the octopus appetizer, and the octopus was not prepared corectly (unskinned). The lamb shank was flavorless and overcooked. There are plenty of better greek restaurants in Philly
I had a wonderful dinner tonight in the carriage house. The atmosphere was fantastic and the portions were on the large size. The waitress listed a fairly long list of specials for the evening, which proved to be delicious. We paid with credit card.
We also enjoy this place. I have been there probably over a dozen times and have never had bad service. I love that it is a BYOB and some nights has live music. I also really like the carriage house room to eat in. The food is very good. I do agree that the cash only policy is a hassle. I think I would visit more if they took credit cards, but there is an ATM across the street at Pine Street Pizza (when it is working).
This is a tiny, very casual little restaurant that does not take reservations. The ambience varies greatly depending which room you dine in. We shared the large greek salad among the three of us as an appetizer and it was plenty. The moussaka was fantastic...couldn't ask for better. The gyro platter was huge with lots of delicious grilled pita on the side. We had excellent service so I don't understand the reviewer's comments below. The waitresses couldn't be nicer or more friendly or more attentive!!
I can't stop talking about how bad this place was. Dirty dining room with trash all over...tables were not clean...the server was rude and unattentive...food was cold...and I'm sure I forgot a couple of more things.