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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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503 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience shared with good friends. The food is excellent, the setting wonderful and memorable and the staff was friendly and well trained.

Thank JanBdeW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited Mama's on many occasions as she likes Greek food and the service. Mikle the owner is a good business person and always ready to help if there is a problem.

Thank rontwigg
Melbourne, Florida
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My rating means: 5 = great/perfect/yes, 1 = poor/no, 0 = would recommend to my enemies Food has good quality within a price range: 4 Portions/plating are appropriate to the concept and the price point: 5 Atmosphere / Ambiance: 4 Speed of service: 4 Accuracy of orders: 5 Order taker menu knowledge: 5 - grumpy/unhappy but knowledgeable; this is the... More 

Thank vikaharley
Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very much parking on site but still a good little place to grab authentic Greek food. The pitas are warm and soft. Lasagna excellent!

Tarpon Springs, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Listen to the mandolin player sign traditional Greek music and the belly dancer traveled from table to table. The food was authentic Greece. If you want to take a visit to the Mediterranean without leaving Florida then this is your place.

Thank rencer2014
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try everything, everyone order something different and share. The night we went there was a young man singing greek songs. There was a nice mix of ages, it's really a great family restaurant. I love the dolmades with lemon sauce... yummmy!

Thank anniegal0955
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a hidden gem in a sea of tourist traps! It is a place where the locals hang out. We were lucky enough to get there before the evening crowd and personalized service from our waitress. We had a coupon for the fried cheese appetizer which was a special treat which neither of us had every experienced before.... More 

Thank qjr78
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a simple, family place with delicious food. Our server was warm and helpful, and our lunch was great. It's not on the main drag (Dodecanese) which is a good thing. You don't have to get involved in all the tourist stuff to have great Greek food.

Thank Kathy R
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mamma Marias can not be beat for its authentic greek meatballs and if u are lucky you will go on a day they have the octopus meatballs,if they have them GET THEM. I like the beef if the octopus is not on the menu.. Try them with the pasta with onions u will be glad u did..All the food here... More 

Thank snook0219
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend who is a local. Place was hopping! The decor is nothing to write home about. Plain and simple. Service was on par..(one waitress) Had several items off the menu. Octopus...dolamides..and the gyro.....all were great!

Thank ken n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • 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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