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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
11:00 am - 9:00 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best octopus ever, very nicely cooked, delicious and so soft that you don't need a knife to cut it. It was Yummylicious. The server GEORGIA was FUN and nice, getting everything on time and very helpful with the menu, explaining everything, the way a server should be. The GYRO was also excellent, too big, that we couldn't eat it.

Thank RyeOrtiz
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch. Had gyros sandwich, Greek salad, baklava. Best I've ever eaten. Service was fast. Server couldn't have been nicer. Old world feel. We'd go back in a minute! Highly recommend.

Thank bejfam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dinner was delicious! Our server, Georgia, was so sweet and very attentive. We will definitely be back!

Thank Martha T
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A frequent visitor of Tarpon Springs I am not usually bothered by the constant hounding of the locals to go to a particular restaurant but on this day every single person we walked by practically attacked us with "you have to eat at Mama's, it's where all the locals eat" After about 40 minutes of this we relented and decided... More 

Thank Vicky V
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To try to have balance - what I liked: 1) service was prompt, waitress was friendly 2) food was served within 5 - 10 minutes of ordering What disappointed: 1) food was bland, I suspect it was heated up 2) ordered a Greek salad - it had beets, potatoes? And a lot of chopped lettuce.. $5.95 for a side salad,... More 

Thank camacampo
Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I love their food every time I go, the service is good too. As far take out, I ordered twice and I wasn't that happy with the order. I would go and eat there though. I wish they would change the chairs, they are old and uncomfortable.

Thank Nedia6
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Always order to go during lunch hours , always hot always ready , reasonable priced . Everytime I walk in to pick up food it's very warm inside so I don't think I would want to sit inside and eat . Best grilled cheese I've ever had on a pita .

Thank Apawlowski
Central Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Ordered take out on Sunday evening. Arrived as it was being bagged up, but the 2 young ladies working the counter never bothered to look up, say hi, or may I help you. I stood at counter for good 5 min. Finally I said that I called in an order...? One lady said "she's getting it ready" still no glance... More 

Thank luvtodive2004
Brookeville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very friendly staff, EXCELLENT authentic GREEK food at very reasonable prices. Very informal and relaxed. Would go again--anytime.

Thank rla1947
Tarpon Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My son and I like to go have lunch together on the weekends and this is one of our favorite places we always come back the people are just sweet as can be and the food is always right on point I have never need to ask for anything that I didn't already have that the service is wonderful. I'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
  • Phone Number: 727-934-5678
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?