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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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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Family owned and operated since 1978. Our Mama "Mama Maria" still does...
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
A great example of delicious Greek cuisine

Stopped by here after visiting Tarpon and the tourist-laden Docadecanese Blvd. There were many Greek restaurants there, but came here on a friend's suggestion. It was absolutely the right choice. Shared a Greek salad for two (which easily could work for three) and all the ingredients were fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here after visiting Tarpon and the tourist-laden Docadecanese Blvd. There were many Greek restaurants there, but came here on a friend's suggestion. It was absolutely the right choice. Shared a Greek salad for two (which easily could work for three) and all the ingredients were fresh and tasty. The salad included garbanzo beans and beets, which not all... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had the Greek platter which was out of this world. Enough food for two. Greek salad was wonderful! Top it all off with a refreshing pitcher of Sangria! Rice pudding for desert finished the evening. Visit was on Friday night. Live music was a nice touch. Service was excellent . Our server was very attentive and helpful. We are locals... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you like special friendly service, food that is fresh and the has great taste this is the place. My large family is Irish and had no experience with Greek cooking or culture. Our server spent extra time guiding us through the many choices and considered our personal likes. Now when we spend time in Tarpon Springs this is our... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We lucked into Mama Maria's because we were starving and needing parking and parking can be a problem in the downtown stretch of Tarpon Springs where the boats and touristy shops and restaurants are. This one was out of the way and had plenty of parking, and, as it turned out, terrific food. I had a gyro that was as... More 

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St. Cloud, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Walking in to the restaurant was like walking into Mama's kitchen. You seat yourself, the waitress came to the table and told us what the specials were, asked if we wanted something to drink, and let us read the menu without standing over us. I ordered one thing, and she said to check the reverse side of the menu because... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We go all the time. The food is fresh and authentic! My favorite is the Gryo platter. Pronounced "yee-rho" FYI!

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I shared a combination platter (Dolmades, Mousaka, Pastitso and Gyro), a side of Keftedes and a Greek Salad. The food was very authentic and delicious and the combo platter was also more than enough food for the both of us. We will definitely eat here again the next time we are in Tarpon Springs.

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Vientiane, Laos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I used to have a Greek roommate who liked to cook and I also spent a summer visiting her family in Greece. I loved the food they made, and was excited to visit Tarpon springs and eat some more Greek food. The first place I went was Mama Maria's and overall, I was disappointed. We ordered a few appetizers to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant. We shared a delicious Greek salad topped with gyros, a side order of flavorful butter beans and the most delicious and tender broiled octopus we've ever eaten.

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our waiter was excellent. The food was very good. There was just enough on the menu to satisfy the people that won't eat what they aren't used too. But we were able to get them to try new things while there. I always bring my out of town guests to the restaurant, as I am never disappointed

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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, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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