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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
+1 727-934-5678
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The worst thing about this restaurant is all the hawkers on the street trying to get you to go there. But, we took the bait and went so we could get the free appetizer. That was an impressive fried cheese that was on fire! Tasted great. Good prices and lots of variety on the menu. Atmosphere felt old and messy.... More 

Thank NancyJ011
Odessa, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mama Maria's is the authentic Greek food that everyone travels to Tarpon Springs seeking. Of all the restaurants at the Sponge Docks, Mama Maria's (not to be confused with Mama's) is the absolute best. Their Greek salad includes beets, chickpeas, peppercini, potato salad, and of course ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, crisp lettuce, etc. We add gyro meat on top of our... More 

Thank kater523
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1,003 reviews
718 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and we both enjoyed the Greek lunch special.Very busy the midweek day we were here,but that is what brought us in.The Greek salad that was part of the special was out of this world.Service was good but a bit rushed.Inexpensive a lunch,the daily specials are the best deal.

Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Greek food. Good service.Outdoor seating with very loud music made it difficult to engage in a conversation at lunch. dog friendly area. Very reasonably priced lunch specials

Thank Judi V
Medina, Ohio
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic lunch here after our long walk down and back through the main street of the village with all its wampum shops and other tourist come-ons. There were plenty of appealing restaurants among the shops too but I just felt that with Mama Maria's being a few blocks away from the carnival it might be a bit... More 

Thank Nick N
Chattahoochee, Florida
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Mama Maria's for many years and I have NEVER received bad food or service. Not saying others haven't but I know I haven't and I know people are surely entitled to their own opinion, however there is one review that is confused greatly. Mama Maria's is certainly NOT located in a strip mall type setting,... More 

Thank MustangBryan
Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside or out, where you can bring your dog, consistently tasty and authentic Greek specialties. We ate there three times in a week. Greek salad is GREAT, and has the potato salad center which is standard in this city. Very tasty and great with or without toppings. My wife's favorite is seafood linguine. My recommendation for value is to enjoy... More 

Thank mcnoodle69
Syracuse, NY
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229 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike recent reviewers of this restaurant, we had wonderful service and our meals were served very quickly. The flaming cheese appetizer is really worth the extra calories! I enjoyed a crab-stuffed grouper which was one of the specials of the day. The Greek salad was very good, though I ordered it without the Greek-style potato salad which is an option.... More 

Thank mek99
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The food was horrible, the staff rude, the wait was ridiculous (less then 10 dinners). The sponge docks has plenty of other restraunts don't waste your time.

Thank Michele R
Hudson, Florida
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100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm sorry I can't say anything good about this restaurant. It was mez a mez all the way around, and I hated the location in a small strip mall. Waitress was ok. Buit for the price the food was NOT. Sorry.

Thank Sandra F

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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