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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
727-934-5678
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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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Brookeville, Maryland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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Tarpon Springs
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Dunedin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large restaurant with seating in and out. Very informal! The flaming cheese was delicious. I had The muscles appetizer, which with the cheese (I ate most of it) was plenty for dinner. The muscles were large, tender and some of the best I have ever had...cooked in a butter, garlic/lemon/bit of tomato sauce...EXCELLENT! No mush here...just solid,... More 

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Thank beachesDunedin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter LOVES this place above the other Greek restaurants in Tarpon. The food is comparable to other places in the village. She likes it because she can bring the dog and sit out in the back patio. They brought the dog a bowl of ice water and a biscuit. She really appreciated their outstanding serve.

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Thank Marianne T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy day and sat in the back deck. Our waitress Linda was amazing as was the food. We got the fish platter and flaming cheese. All wonderful. I would go every day if I could!

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must have ordered the wrong thing. Not sure when the mousaka was made but it was utterly tasteless and barely heated through. Could hardly find the eggplant but lots of cold potatoes slices. Canned green beans as a side. Yuck. Horiatiki salad had one small piece of feta. Tomatoes were tasteless, unlike Hellas at the docks which were fresh... More 

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Thank J D B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best restaurants in tarpon springs if you like gyros this is the place to go. the gyros are outstanding and quite large.other greek and american food is excellent.the service is friendly and always there to help you with any questions you might have.i love this restaurant and the sponge capitol of tarpon springs. tom

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must have ordered the wrong thing. Not sure when the mousaka was made but it was utterly tasteless and barely heated. Could hardly find the eggplant but lots of potatoes slices. Canned green beans as a side. Yuck. Horiatiki salad had one small piece of feta. Tomatoes were tasteless, unlike Hellas at the docks. Not worth the upcharge. Having... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this for Greek Cuisine. The owner is very friendly...his name is Mike. We have had octopus and Greek spanakopita, and calamari. Really everything is good in this place. I especially like the Greek dressing on their salad and the price is worth it. R & R

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Outstanding Greek cuisine at a great price. Look for "Momma" who is always working in the kitchen. Family style place with occasional authentic music. You can't go wrong.......

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
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
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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