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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 April 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

Thank LISA C
Reviewed 31 March 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 4 March 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 26 February 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

Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 18 February 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
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We came for a family reunion. We were a party of 7. The place was quiet, away from the sponge docks, with no loud noise like some of the restaurants down there. We ordered the dip appetizer platter, which came with four different dips and...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Growing up as a child my mom would make the best smelts...they were so crispy and delicious. Well, I had that experience at Mama Maria's. I had a HEAPING plate of crispy and delicious smelts which I dip in ketchup. I thought I was back...More

Thank 227foodpro
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat Greek but at home. I had never tried Mama Maria’s but we decided to order take out which turned out to be beyond our expectation. Very good and reasonably priced. The last time I drove by the restaurant on an evening...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great food. The charred octopus is to die for, and enough greek salad to fill my big frame. If you're ever in the area you're missing out if you don't go.

Thank tygen66
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11 December 2017|
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Response from RebeccaL230 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have lots of parking space.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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