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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 good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (27 reviews)
“greek salad” (49 reviews)
“gyros” (53 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Mama's for 11 years and have yet to be disappointed. It's fun to see Mom still making her famous Greek salads in the kitchen. Her oldest son runs the kitchen and oversees all the food. The service is as good as...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked the food here. Ordered a whole bunch of different dishes to take home and try in the combo platter. it was all good. We also got souvlaki, greek potato salad. Everything was excellent.

Thank blindedbyscience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Tarpon Springs just to eat Greek cuisine. The city has dozens of Greek restaurants which were crowded, noisy or take away. We were about give up when we literally stumbled upon Mama Maria's right off the beaten path. At first glance it...More

Thank 512kate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good, service is good. However, we were told the Credit Card machine is down and ask you to use the ATM in the restaurant. They indicate there is a $3.00 charge and reduce the bill by $3.00. When you get home and check...More

Thank bouvierusa
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Following the many positive reviews of this place, we went there late Saturday evening and were we disappointed: the pan-fried smelt listed in their online menu did not exist, only deep-fried. Plus the open-air area where we ate was quite dirty: sticky table, cracked chair,...More

Thank travelerTampaBay
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On a Monday night, end of April, the restaurant was empty, except the staff, owner and us. We had a fun time chatting and joking with the friendly and approachable people there and the food was fresh, flavorful and plentiful. I had the gyro plate...More

Thank Zehorit
Reviewed 2 May 2017

One of the best tasting gyros I can remember. Very friendly, attentive staff. Average decor, but great food.

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just good Greek food. Restaurant is noisy and a bit cramped as the tables are fairly close but the food is very good. They also have free parking in the rear of the restaurant.

Thank Chasalz
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank NancyJ011
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank kater523
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dixiew39
Do you have private dining room suitable for group of approximately 30?
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.
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ctommaso
Do you have pet friendly seating?
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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Whroberts1
Where does the seafood come from and when? Are there any restaurants that have fishing boats that bring their own seafood?
14 April 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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