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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (48 reviews)
“gyro” (33 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has the BEST gyros ever! The lamb was not greasy, the pita was fresh and the onions, lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce was of perfect proportion. Delicious!

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. The place was very clean, and easily accessable.

Thank zee61256
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blown away by the portions and the food was simply delicious. Start with the taramosalata, on the menu under "Mediterranean Dips." Here's the description: Creamy Greek red caviar, blended with virgin olive oil and lemon. Served with pita chips. Intriguing description, but it...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food is soooo good here! We are local and eat here very often. Service is impeccable and they really do make you feel like family. I'm 99% positive that any bad reviews are people confusing this location with the mama's down at the sponge...More

1  Thank Meghan T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

food was good I have had better tasting greek food in new york but I still enjoyed it and the staff was awesome made you feel like family.

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Don't let the outside appearance fool you. You can go to the sponge docks and get "tourist" Greek food or just look for this place on Alt 19 south of the sponge docks. Here's the difference, this is family owned and the food is authentic...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is an old-fashioned, family-type restaurant which serves the best Greek food my wife and I have ever had. The service was impeccable. We strongly recommend that you give it a try when visiting Tarpon Springs.

Thank closeencounters2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ten of us descended upon Mama Maria's on June 29 for a delicious meal - four couples, one twenty-something and one hungry teenager. One other couple and I had visited Greece before. We all left stuffed, some of us packing portions of dinner or dessert,...More

Thank Ed O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

we didn't eat the flaming cheese - but our gyros and salads were great - tough to go to with children who don't eat Greek and their hot dog was not beef - kid was not happy and chicken tenders were over cooked it was...More

Thank paws0810
Reviewed 28 June 2017

There are two Mama Maria's located in Tarpon Springs. This Mama Maria's is located on Pinellas Avenue (also known as Alternate 19). It is family owned and Mama Maria is often found in the kitchen cooking up delicious authentic Greek cuisine alongside her son, Mike....More

Thank Kathryn C
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13 June 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.
28 September 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
14 April 2015|
Response from DonQ62 | Reviewed this property |
For the absolutely freshest seafood on the sponge docks, go to the very west end of the Sponge Docks to "Rusty Bellies" seafood restaurant. They also have a fresh fish market and they're fishing boats are tied up behind the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 727-934-5678
  • E-mail
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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