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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
+1 727-934-5678
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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Montreal, Canada
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We make it a point to come here when we are in town. The service is great. We are treated like family. Extensive menu, all fresh and homemade by Mama Maria herself. Affordable wine and beer selections. You couldn't ask for anything more.

Thank MARY K
Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good and reasonably priced but we were there one and a half hours for lunch that should have been 30 minutes. Keep in mind most greek food like Gyros is already prepared. Our server just kept disappearing for long periods of time then coming back and apologizing for the delay. She said they were understaffed. It was... More 

Thank Ray P
Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of better places to eat in Tarpon Springs. Had the octopus, Hellas is better. Kids menu is quite generous. Gyro was good but not as good as other places. Worst is the smoking. They allow it in the outside area which really detracts from the place. Service was good. Kitchen was slow. We won't be back. Much better places... More 

Thank sprucecreekfly
Hudson, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on a groupon. So glad I didn't pay full price. The food was ok, service not good and it is a terrible location.

Thank Sandra F
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint place, busy just like in Greece. I had the lamb shank and a linguini pasta.....wow. Cooked for 8 hrs and it fell off the bone. It's was so good I totally cleaned off the plate. My wife had a Greek village pasta with chicken. She loved it.

Thank Marika55
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I don't know authentic Greek food. But this place had great Greek salads, reasonable prices for food and beer, and lots of customers. My wife liked the candles they had burning in restrooms. She asked someone there where they purchased the candles and a woman (maybe the owner) gave my wife a candle. Nice touch. We'll go back.

Thank Stephen D
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying with my mother as she recovered in the nearby hospital, I went looking on a Sunday afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner. So many places were closed but I came across Mama Maria's and gave it a try. What a find! It had the best Greek lemon chicken soup I have ever had. I would go back for... More 

Thank cookieglowaski
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this Greek restaurant is not on the sponge docks, the food is the best Greek Food in all of Florida. I have eaten here for years and the grilled octopus is simply divine. It is always cooked to perfection and is plump and juicy. The Greek potatoes are a week spot for me, and a bit of comfort food... More 

Thank TravelGirl7163
Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We ate dinner there. Salads were amazing. Probably one of the best Greek salads around. I had a pasta dish with all kinds of weird seafood, It was ok and probably my own fault for ordering. I would definitely go again but wouldnt get something so fishy.

Thank keenan z
Polk, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went there for lunch and had a nice Greek salad and Gyro with wine and sangria. Service was friendly, quick, and the food was good with large portions. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank papadon70

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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, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +1 727-934-5678
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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