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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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Fords, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were lured in by a street hawker with promise of a free appetizer and desert. Sure, why not. Glad we gave Mama's a try. From the friendly service to the good sized portions and tasty food, you will not be disappointed. Lunch special for three with soft drinks and desert came to a very reasonable $35. Worth a try.

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maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were wandering around and got a bit lost and asked a guy by a construction site for a great seafood place, known and used by locals, and he even let us follow him up to the parking lot of this restaurant. The waitstaff was extremely helpful in choosing our meals. We had the grouper mediterranean, grouper athenian, and the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food was great. I had the islanders feast it had charbroiled octopus, fried smelts, and fried calamari. My husband had the small greek salad and gyro also great. Place is clean and service was good. We also shared the flaming cheese. Yummy.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Trip advisor you nailed it, this place was amazing for the good to the ambiance. Great staff and amazing food! Large portions and a great price, can't wait to go back

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I have dined here several times. Mama Maria's is a family-owned Greek restaurant located away from the touristy area along the sponge docks. It's only a couple of blocks away, but you have to look for it to locate it. Not only is the food the best we have experienced in Tarpon Springs, but the restaurant has... More

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North Central Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Made the choice to go to the "Original Mama Maria's" (not to be confused with the other Mama's at the docks--not affiliated). Great salad and Calamari (fried, as it should be). Wonderful food, good service, and clean and lively atmosphere. We were there on a Sat. nIght, with live music. Portions were so large, my husband and I wished we... More

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Bellefontaine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

. We went there based on Tripadvisor reviews. This restaurant is easy to find, on alt 19. In Tarpon Springs. We tried the spinach pie and the Hummus. Both were very good. I was disappointed in the grilled Grouper. I thought it was slightly dry and rather bland. My daughter had a vegetable pasta dish that was very good. The... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was one of my favorite experiences of our whole Family vacation. The food was great !! as well as the service and atmosphere . This is an establishment that the owners still take " great pride " in Operating. We will be back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Accommodated our family of 22 during a recent family reunion. Food was fantastic, service was great, extremely welcoming!

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to go to Mama's based on a local's recommendation and were not disappointed. This food was delicious and our waitress was very fun, lively and prompt. This was easily some of the best Greek food I've ever had. I got the lamb chops and they were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The cheese appetizer and salads were also... More

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