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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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503 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727-934-5678
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Family owned and operated since 1978. Our Mama "Mama Maria"...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent authentic Greek bites

I had the best gyro I have ever had at this great Greek restaurant. I actually had a gyro platter and it was a very generous portion. It came with a house salad but I opted for a $3.95 upgrade to the Greek salad and it was well worth it. I think this meal was enough for two but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Williston, Vermont
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Williston, Vermont
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the best gyro I have ever had at this great Greek restaurant. I actually had a gyro platter and it was a very generous portion. It came with a house salad but I opted for a $3.95 upgrade to the Greek salad and it was well worth it. I think this meal was enough for two but I... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good prices we almost ordered an exrta meal because there so many choices. Very friendly staff with fast services

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Winnetka, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a store front but when you start tasting Mama's cooking you know you'll want to come back. We got the best dolmades we've ever had for a starter. A dish we particularly enjoyed, among others, was the Greek pasta with shrimp. The rice pudding we ordered for dessert was definitely an elevated version. We'd go back for that... More 

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Thank JB7274
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Monday for lunch. The parking lot was packed and I wondered about how busy they were. I found a place to park on the side street beside the restaurant and went in. The place has a lot of seating so we were seated quickly and drink orders were taken. The specials were explained and we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Dunedin for the week and had a taste for some Greek food. Previously disappointed with what one finds on the Sponge Docks I looked for a better and more local, less touristy alternative. This place, Mama's, fit the bill .. it's the 'real deal.' By day the place is heavily frequented by local residents, and by night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a expert in Greek food but in Tarpon Springs you kinda have to eat at Greek restaurant. I had the Moussaka and green beans. All very fresh and tasty. We also had the Calamari fried and grilled. Very good.

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Thank Confertim
springfield il
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its obvious this place is good by the presence of so many locals.The service is fast and efficient.Food is very good.Prep area in plain view..

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Springfield, Illinois
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we stopped in for a late lunch. Couldn't have made a better choice. You want a restaurant with a beautiful menu, friendly staff and super clean restaurant.....this is the place. Many locals dining the day we were there and that says a lot to us. Our meals were very good.......thanks.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Tarpon Springs just to walk around and happened upon this place. Server was a sweetheart, food was delicious, portions were huge and drink specials were awesome (2 for 1 Sangria!). We were even treated to a free coconut dessert. Not a fancy place but fun outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank StaceNDan
Okeechobee, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch.Had Greek salads and sandwich.Large portions and good food.Also had pastry for dessert.Many reasonable lunch specials.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 503 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
  • Phone Number: 727-934-5678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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