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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (56 reviews)
“gyro” (39 reviews)
“octopus” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Malia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed April 30, 2018

There are two Mama's Greek restaurants in Tarpon Springs. This is the smaller, more charming and delicious of the two. Everything we ate, Greek salad, pasta and amazing seafood dishes, was wonderful and plentiful. The service was friendly and we felt welcome enough to return...More

Thank BnBgal
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

There are so many places we could have gone but we chose mamas aa we heard the locals eat here. Not sure if it’s true but I would eat here any day of the week. We had the lunch specials and were all stuffed afterwards....More

1  Thank LISA C
Reviewed March 31, 2018

My wife and I went there for lunch while they were having a festival in Tarpon Springs and the restaurant was a little crowded. Got a seat right away and was greeted by Mike, the owner, who we have not seen in at least 2...More

Thank jgoo1112
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Ordered carry out in February 2018. Greek salad for two was awesome! Generous enough for two and was loaded with good feta cheese, olives, beets, potato salad etc. Also had the lamb gyros and a yogurt based dip with pita bread and fried smelt. Everything...More

Thank invettura
Reviewed February 25, 2018

We started with margaritas, the best I can remember having, salt on the rim, lotsa tart lime juice and plenty of tequila. We had Greek salads and shared a Greek sampler platter. It had mousaka and it seemed to have to much potato filler to...More

1  Thank Wanda H
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Calamari was awesome the Greek salad was great the half chicken I had was the wrong choice should have stuck with the gyro heavily over spiced chicken that just tasted awful seemed to me it was warmed up in a microwave. The rice was over...More

Thank Rob L
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, 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: +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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