Sofia - Margate

4.5
1783 reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Our diverse menu features a plethora of fresh fish and sensational seafood along with numerous Mediterranean eclectic dishes, premium aged steaks, chops, vegetarian selections, grilled entrées and mezes (Greek-style tapas).

Sofia is now open 7 days a week featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.

"Happy Hour" is at the bar on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations for "Happy Hour".

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1783 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I have been to Sofia several times and I am always disappointed- it is way too expensive for what they serve - I don’t need a big “portion” but i would like to feel like the food is worth the high price - we ordered the trio of dips, and there was barely a spoonful of each. I ordered the Bowl with chicken and quinoa - it was supposed to have vegetables in it but there was barely any and it was very dry ! I asked for some tzatziki and the waiter said he’d have to charge me - when he brought it is was barely a thimble - there are so many other places that are better in Margate - VERY DISAPPOINTED

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Sofia. The service was impeccable as was the ambiance. We will always go back to Sofia

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vipTaraL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time with our amazing server Maria. The food was delicious and Maria was so personable, kind, and helpful. We shared food for six of us and everything was very tasty. We will definitely go back and hope Maria is our server!

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vipDrGman
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brother-in-law up from Texas to the Jersey Shore - no better place than Sofia’s.
Nick was our server from Nafpaktos - excellent service, food was spectacular, presentation was superb.
Overall outstanding evening~~!!!
A++
We’ve never had a bad meal or bad service
Frequent Sophia’s throughout the year - best place in Margate hands down! Sorry Steve n’ Cookies & Tomatoes but Sofia’s has you beat in value, ambiance, service, hospitality, food, richness, drinks to overall feeling of actually being in “Greece” all in our back yard on the bay!
OPA!!!!
Dr Seretis

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Susan
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sorry to say very disappointing- lovely ambience from street view with lovely outdoor seating- indoors a fun bar area and lovely patrons milling around at this beach resort restaurant. That said- the service was flat- okay but full. I’ve had better in a diner. And the food was not at all up to to price we payers. I ordered the special- sea bass- it was so overcooked it was a shame to destroy a lovely piece of fish like that- dry and actually hard on the bottom- I actually needed a knife to cut through the bottom- really? Veggies were over cooked and ordinary as well- sorry unless I hear of real changes - we won’t be back.

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AnneI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go.

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vipanthonys
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate with our family! We sat outside on the deck, and between the beautiful flowers and the friendly servers we felt like we were back in Greece! The food as always was amazing! There is a new lobster pasta dish that is beyond delicious!

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MaryW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service

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HannahG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another delightful meal on the terrace of Sofia’s overlooking sunset over the bay. Always great food attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your restaurant and eating outdoors!!!

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JOSEPHW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was abrupt.
Running out of Moussaka at 7:30 at a Greek restaurant is not good. Nice outdoor environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual

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Jersey
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jamie, was attentive and very professional. The food was excellent. Definitely will be back.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointed, I've been there multiple times this was the first time I was disappointed, Ordered Steak it was burnt, potatoes weren't cooked through.
My son ordered the fish it was way overdone.

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vipMarilyn
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Gigi, waitress doesn't care to ask chef to ensure right experience. I can't have the oil and told her, yet all the food she brought out was loaded with olive oil. I should have returned it all but only returned asparagus. She said it was precooked woth olive oil which veggies should be cooked fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drinks and food were very good. Only complaint is that the food came out so quickly that I felt like I was being rushed out the door. We were there only 32 minutes

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vipNannyCG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Annoying that no substitutions or accommodations are made. Or taking ingredients in pasta dish and serving over spinach for someone unable to eat pasta

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AbbyS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous meal! We are coming back in two weeks again!

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vipJann
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had an excellent meal at Sofia’s last night. Was especially impressed with how they accommodated the children in our meal with delicious freshly prepared chicken fingers and pasta with butter. The salmon and filet were also very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was fantastic. Great experience, great food. Will be back

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stanf
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always
Cannot wait until next time

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Bsing
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

a little slow at first because of crowd but food was delicious as usual

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vipStephanie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The service was excellent. The food was unbelievable.
This is by the far the best Greek Restaurant I have ever been to. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food not up to Sofia standard and Summer staff seemed untrained.

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Hamallama
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Sat outside under the tent. Flowers look beautiful, very happy with the seating. Much quieter than inside. Salmon, Moussaka, Branzino and Filet were all perfectly cooked and delicious.

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philafoodfamily
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The Caesar salad, filets and moussaka are always consistent. Our waiter excellent.

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vipGrt2dine
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved, loved the food, ambiance and service. Will definitely be back.
Thank you!!

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vipDRose
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a great meal, great drink, great atmosphere, great service, and a great night out, this is the perfect restaurant for you. I would eat their octopus and lamb chops everyday if I could. 5 OUT OF 5 STARS. Hope you enjoy your next meal, I can pretty much guarantee you will.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food. Allergies seamlessly accommodated. Service was a bit slow, but extremely attentive. A GReaT outdoor dining experience.

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Laura856
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I’ll preface this by saying that I completely understand that COVID and the events of the past 18 months have greatly impacted the restaurant industry. I know that places are short-staffed and it’s been hard to find good employees - so I’m completely sympathetic to this fact. We went to our Tuesday night reservation knowing that it might be slower service and we were prepared to be patient and understanding. The service was fine - our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. However, we were greatly disappointed with our food. This was even more disappointing because we had such a lovely experience at Sofia last year. The food, service and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic - it was truly a memorable night. That’s what makes this such a letdown. The pita was burnt and too crispy, the pork was overdone, the crab cake was dry, the lollipop lamb chops were very fatty and burnt, the filet was small and while the inside temperature was done as ordered, the outside was over-cooked and tough, and the fire-roasted vegetables were steamed (definitely not roasted) and extremely bland. I’m not sure if this is due to new staff/chef, different recipes, or something else. I really hope that this is temporary and the staff can remedy things. It’s such a beautiful restaurant and I’d like to give them another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times and always have a good experience. The food is delicious. I love the whole Bronzino because i love to filet my own fish. I also order it filet and it is delicious as well. The spanakopita is spot on and the saganaki is dinner and a show. The lollipop lamb chops are also one of my favs! Will be back. Havent had anything i dont like here yet.

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vipFoodie
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service, food was too well done. Waiter was rude!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious, however, the service was terrible. Our waitress forgot to put our drink orders in so it took almost 30 minutes for them to arrive. The entrees took over an hour to come out. Every table surrounding us that was seated after us had already eaten and paid their bills by the time our entrees arrived. We continued to get the run around from our waitress that our entrees would be out shortly. Two out of the four entrees were wrong. The waitress’ excuse was that she was busy and that’s why she got the orders wrong. We then waited another 20 minutes for the orders to be corrected and come out. We never even received an apology. Very disappointing and will not be returning

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vipMistyP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. Our server was wonderful and the food as always was delicious. Sofia works so hard to make everything right and her presence in the dining room reflects that. It was a lovely girls night out.

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DeborahZ
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

3 out of four main dishes not good
Salads were very good

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good. However, our server rushed us and I was not happy that she told my fiancé that we could not order apps then dinner had to be at same time. I have been here at least 6 times in the last 8 months never happened before. I get it a restaurant needs to turn tables but your restaurant was not even at full capacity. Disappointing. Don’t do that!

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Britton
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Nick our waiter was spot on! .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside table across from bay. Tuna was great with good service. Beautiful setting

FAQs

Sofia - Margate offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 822-9111.

Sofia - Margate is rated 4.5 stars by 1783 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.