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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
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There greek salad is fresh n there calamari is good.. gyro are delicious and I love there lemon soup. My wife n I enjoy going there and on Saturday nights there's music...Great place to wind down after long day.. Great service, very attentive..Oh yes and MAMA still in the kitchen.. God bless her..

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Miami
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped at Mama Maria's for lunch and must say that is is one of the best Greek food that we've tasted. The tzatziki was fresh and delicious with fresh pita bread. We shared some saganaki (fried cheese) that melted in our mouth. Everyone had the gyros and raved about it's robust flavors. I ordered the lamp chops, a perfect... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Mama Maria last night about 8:15. We were seated in about 5 minutes. Took about 20 minutes for them to take our order. The have entertainment that was very good. Food took about additional 40 minutes for the entrée to come out. The Greek salad was delicious and well as the and spanakopita. My husband had the Shish... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Georgia was our server. She was excellent. She was friendly and knowledgable. The food was amazing! The outdoor porch was cool and relaxing. There was live music (an old Greek man playing a Greek guitar like instrument). We got a free fried cheese app coupon from a lady on the Main Street and she corralled us in. We even we're... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you want local and authentic, this is it. Mama Maria is the mama and the chef. Didnt like the coffee but the service was good and the food very good.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

With Mama in the kitchen we were treated to an outstanding array of Greek food - order the combo platter. My best friend in high school was from a Greek family and this meal was one of the finest Greek dinners I have had since then. Truly authentic and tasty!

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Lakewood, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Delicious and fast. Great lunch special and the fried cheese was amazing! The gyro was delicious and the salad was perfect. The feta cheese was perfect and fresh.

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Kincardine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family had a late lunch at Mama Maria's in Tarpon Springs, a town laden with Greek restaurants. This one stood off the beaten path and we decided to try it. Regrettably I filled up on the delicious appetizers; spanakopita, a quartet of Greek dips and bread. For my entree I had chicken lemon soup which was tangy and rich,... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We take a trip down to the Sponge docks about three times a year and always eat greek. I have avoided this place because there is always some one out giving coupons. ( puts me off) I was missing some great food. This is the best Greek food at the docks. Service was great, too.

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Porterville, California
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145 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

for $10 bucks, you have many choices which include entrée/sandwich, soup or salad, drink, and dessert, which I thought was a great deal. the waitress said all employees are family, and you could tell. Very friendly staff...gyros are huge and greek salad was great

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