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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

503 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727-934-5678
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated since 1978. Our Mama "Mama Maria" still does the cooking. Truly were all the locals, Greek and Non-Greeks, come for fresh Greek and seafood specialties. Spacious main dining room seats 100. Full view open kitchen. Separate enclosed climate controlled patio for private parties of 40-60. Full bar and beer and wine available. Plenty of on-site free parking. Two blocks south of the historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fl. Reservations for parties of 5 or more are highly recommended.
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Shorewood, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Mama Maria's is as authentic Greek cruisine as you can get without going to Greece. Everything I have had there has been great. I especially enjoy their grilled seafood. Yesterday I had the grilled octopus and calamari. Though the calamari ordered was a bit tough, but the octopus was tender and delicious! We also had a half carafe of their... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This restaurant is on Alt 19, not the main drag. It is not fancy, but if you are looking for the best greek food, friendly staff and good prices this is the place to go! We just stopped in here because we wanted to avoid the main drag and all the parking hassels the first time. We had their gyro... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A family place with great cooking. All working are children or grand children of Mama. She comes by each day to make sure things are done right. Lamb shanks were delicious. The grilled snapper was very tasty. Price was excellent. Make sure and stop.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Both of us thought the gyro was the best we ever had. Gyro wrap tasted like it was made on site. Lamb was cooked to perfection with slightly crispy edges. It was topped with the tzasicki sauce, onions and tomatoes. They offered a $3.00 margarita on the day we went and it was surprisingly good for the price! The served... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I visit here often, food is great, no matter what you order. Greek cuisine, and much more. The service is good, alot of locals, atmosphere is good, outside seating as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visiting during Christmas. Back home we have a lot of good greek places but this was by far the best gyro I've ever had. Prices are very reasonable. We'd never had grilled calamari before - glad we tried it.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been here several times in our trips. I am never disappointed in the food! Its just so good! Prices are reasonable considering most of the time you have enough for another meal. Just so good.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Thought the food was excellent. The grilled octopus was to die for. We also got the sampler platter -- moussaka, patitsio (sic), dolmades, keftedes, gyro meat......it was exceptional, too.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I had lunch of spanakopita and greek salad. The salad was not very authentic, one piece each of tomato and cucumber, one olive, lots of lettuce and what appeared to be some potato salad, all topped with a dressing that tasted like it was store bought. The spanakopita was soggy, oily and poor tasting and had been... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have never had Greek Food before, but was told about Mama's. My husband and I went there and Oh My was some of the best food I have ever had! My husband now wants me to find the recipe for the dish he had. Service was excellent! Price was great! Love this place

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Additional Information about The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

Address: 503 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 727-934-5678
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Greek, Seafood

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