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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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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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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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49 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank swtmelissas
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

Thank beachesDunedin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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.

Thank Marianne T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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!

Thank Amanda C
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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 

Thank J D B
Woodbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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