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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
+1 727-934-5678
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“greek salad” (55 reviews)
“gyro” (39 reviews)
“octopus” (27 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worst food ever ! We order the combo and it was horrible ! We didn’t eat nothing. The server give us some boxes to go but she saw tha we ate nothing. We pay $80 for nothing! Never be back !

Thank C'est la Vie ! i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, it is family-owned and run. Their fabulous salad dressing is wonderful, as is everything thing on the menu! Friendly service and, out of the more touristy Sponge Docks, you will find mostly locals there - always the best sign!! It has always been our...More

Thank suethomas111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through and wanted to eat some real Greek food with our kids. Family restaurant atmosphere with good selection of food choices. Something for everyone. Fast service too.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly staff. The saganaki was great and our waitress was very attentive during our whole meal. The meal was excellent and the portions were more than filling. There was no rush, just a...More

Thank Tony_From_Callahan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is fantastic. Beautiful murals on the walls, Greek music playing, and comfortable vibe. The food is homemade. There is something for everyone! Fish, chicken, pork, and more. The food is traditional Greek food with great quality.

Thank Daniele S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the combination “appetizer” of pastitso, mousaka, dolmades and gyro with tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce and pita bread plus keftedes and roasted potatoes. After delicious avgolemeno soup and a perfect saganaki, we brought a lot of this back home. We were stuffed! Love this place,...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Me and family have frequented Mama Maria’s for many years. We visited earlier this month, the service was ok, the food was not good. If you’re coming into Tarpon and only have time to go to one place, skip this place.

1  Thank Malia P
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The restaurant is a barebones place with a slightly worn atmosphere. Lemon chicken soup was very good. The grilled octopus is beyond reproach. French bread, not pita WTH? Wife's special of a stuffed pepper and a stuffed tomato had a strange flavor to me, although...More

Thank Retailer
Reviewed May 27, 2018

My husband and I went on a mini weekend getaway to Tarpon Springs, Fl, We both love Greek food and did some research prior to going to this restaurant. The inside is old school but still has some charm. The wine selection is limited but...More

Thank Angela V
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The food was incredible from the soup to the sampler. The only thing I didn't like was the spinach pie. Howexer, we will definitely be back.

Thank daddyxl
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MLuciaaqui
December 11, 2017|
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Response from RebeccaL230 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have lots of parking space.
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dixiew39
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Elliott K | Reviewed this property |
They have a second dining room where I have frequently seen groups of large sizes.
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ctommaso
September 27, 2016|
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Response from Chicag0nan | Reviewed this property |
They did let us eat with our emotional support dog on our visit. We did eat very early before the restaurant got busy. They also have a few tables for outside eating which might allow pets. I would call the restaurant to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 727-934-5678
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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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