Casual greek food at cheap prices. Always a line up down the block. Nothing on the menu over $12.
I have been getting take out from here for years. The quality remains consistently good, and you know exactly what you are getting with no surprises and no skimping of portions. The prices are very reasonable. It is very good value for your money. The staff are very friendly and efficient as well, although they are extremely busy!
Why stand in line when you can phone ahead and get take out?
Im really suprised at the reviews on here! At the weekend, 6 of us walked in off the street, were seated straight away. Food came out quickly, was extremly tasty and the service was great - I didnt catch the waiters name but he was very helpful and attentive! Definatly going back again
We have been satisfied with Stephos for many years, but as of today we will no longer recommend this place to our worst enemy. The calamari was dry and tasted like cardboard dipped in garlic and grease. The youvetski had the consistancy and taste of over spiced dog food. The salads looked as if a 5 year old prepared them. The pita was stale. It was all horrible. We couldn't eat anything without feeling like vomiting, so we complained.
This is the conversation we had with the 20 something year old "son of the owner" who was running the place: US: this food is aweful do you think we can have something better or our money back? SON: it (the food) looks fine, this is the way we always cook it. US: so you're saying this is your best work? ...something you're proud of? SON: look; if you don't like the food then I suggest you don't order it again. US: we don't think anyone would like this and it is NOT how you always cook it. SON: I will not give your money back and I will not give you another option. US: can we at least have the same order but cooked a little better?
The son eventually agreed to re serve the same order. We are positive that he just reheated the same crappy food. Even crappy food from a fast food hamburger joint would have been better than this ^%#$#.
Stepho's you had your moment of greatness, now it's time to stop ripping people off.
The food at Stephos isn't bad. Although the calamari can be a hit or miss, the lamb is always very tender and never gamy.
Service: Servers are busy here, sometimes it takes a few minutes for them to get to you. However, contrary to (ignorant) hahaha's review (who clearly has never worked in a restaurant) the bussers have different tasks to do than servers, so in that own sense, they DO know what they are doing.
Value: You can't beat Stephos value! The greek restaurants around stephos are empty in comparison.
Ambiance: It is typical of most greek restaurants, but more busy and noisy. Not a place to linger around.
I've been to stephos a few times now and I've always ordered the lamb, can't go wrong with it. Portions are huge and I never finish so I save half for the next days' lunch. The only downfall i could think of is the lineup....geez, usually takes 1 hr, there was one time where i waited 30 mins but that's rare. I also got tired of waiting one time and went a few stores down to the other greek restaurant (i heard it's the same own) but food is about $1 more but i think it's ok, compared to having to wait 1 hr just to get a table. Service is alright, never had a problem. Although i was sitting outside the patio area and the restaurant next to them had their back door open with a sign that says (come in we're C*NTS)....not very appropriate but I guess it's not really stepho's fault!
i love this restaurant except the crazy wait line.
but that's to be expected considering the food and price they offer.
every time i go here, i can never finish my meal.
usually i order roasted lamb or calamari dinner.
it's so huge it's not even funny.
and costs less than $10 which is incredible.
if there isn't just a long line-up, i'd probably go here almost everyday.
I don't mind waiting for 30mins but any longer is insulting and disrespectful. That's disappointing. All the while many people going in for take out. Doesn't make sense because it just makes the waiting longer for those of us that don't live in the area and come especially to enjoy. Makes for lousy ambiance once you get in too. People waiting to pick up. . Amazing service considering that atmosphere. I commend the staff! Suggestion.....a separate hole in the wall and kitchen for pick up only. The food is good. If I go again it will have to be well planned so as not to go during busy time. Dinner should be relaxing.
We have taken off this restaurant a long time from our regular lunch / dinner places. Yesterday we thought we give it another try since there was no line up on - at least on the walkway outside.
Well, well, well, what a mistake. We were standing inside the restaurant and got ignored by each staff walking by. Several times we tried to approach a server - no reaction.
We decided to leave the restaurant and to dine next door.
Sometimes, when people are successful, the service is going down the drain. Why caring if someone is waiting? If you don't take the table, 10 others will take it.
Well, they will not see us there anylonger.
The wait for stepho's sometimes is very long but well worth the wait. I always order the calamari dinner and it is the best i have had at any greek restaurant. The portions are huge and the calamari is very crispy and tastes like it marinated with garlic. My boyfriend always orders the kleftiko and this is his favorite out of all the greek restaurants, they actually stuff it with chunks of garlic. I find that the bread and greek salad isnt the greatest but you dont come to stepho's for bread you come food the main course. I am surprised how quickly your food arrives much quicker then a restaurant that may not even be busy. This place always has a long wait and it is for a reason i love this restaurant the prices are dirt cheap and the food is the best!
Two weeks ago and after a year of not eating here, a friend and I went for lunch. The first thing was my friend found a small worm on her napkin, it was brushes away as it cold have been from the plants? Our server was rushed we waited over 20 minutes for our food. The appetizer and main courses were served at the same time. The salt & peper shakers were sticky dirty to the touch and dirt visible on the small flower vase. In my opinion the quality of food and service leaves much to be desired. Will not eat here again.
I agree with most reviews about food and service. The food is good service is solid but the atmosphere is to frantic and rushed. Small tables for two make me feel like I’m sitting in the hallway and the washroom is N-A-S-T-Y. It’s a good place if you’re hungry and want to have a quick bite, like at the fast food restaurant. If you want to have romantic dinner or anything like that - not so much.
Stepho’s guys if you’re reading this please renovate and regularly clean your bathroom. You’re doing well - you can afford it.
Why anyone in there right mind would wait in line for a mediocre meal in beyond me. While the prices are reasonable, the souvlaki I had was tough to chew and there is way too much food to make it an enjoyable meal. Won't be going there anytime soon.
Been going here for years! You'd think its a nightclub with the lineups outside every day! They even added a heater outside for the cold waits. Food is good, so tasty! My favourites are the Roast Lamb, Souvlaki, Kalamari and Saganaki. The price will shock you too for what you get! Basically the food is piled high and good to the last bite. Always worth the wait!
Last week we went to Stefo's, one of many times now, and as expected had a great dinner, also have to agree that calamary there were better before than now. But as for other dishes - we always order a bunch of appetizers - they are just as good as always. It is a simple traditional Greek food, with nice portions to eat and take out leftovers, which we donated to a homeless dude hwo asked us for those as soon as we came out of the restaurant.
Service, especially last time, was very friendly, and if food came to table just a bit faster, it could pass for excellent. Also we noticed, and not for the first time, that at Stefo's they keep line up on purpose. When we arrived, there was a group of about 6 people ahead of us, and hostess recorded our names, and in a few minutes we were waiting in the room, where we had to wait for about 10 minutes just to be seated to the table which had been ready right at the time we arrived (we were wondering for who do they keep it, and found out it was for us, lol). But generally it is Stefo's style to let people experience a line-up, and if you have some time to kill, try it out, it may be fun if weather is good!
The avgolemono soup with fresh squeezed lemon is fabulous. The roast lamb platter and souvlakia are tasty. Don't come expecting fine greek cuisine. This is assembly line food by the numbers. But the quality and consistency better the cost and the masses keep coming back in droves.
The only gripe I have besides potentially waiting forever in line is there's no draft beer served, only bottles.
My friends and I decided to check out Stepho's. There was this huge line up out side, I have never ever seen that before! In Alberta, you don't have lineups outside!
We got in fairly fast. The waiter forgot about our drinks, we had to keep on reminding him. The food was awesome. I've eaten at a lot of Greek resturants; this one was by far the best. I just don't like the cramped quarters that they have everyone sitting in!
I highly recommend Stepho's to people like me who are visiting Vancouver!