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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Avoid the traffic/parking issues of the sponge docks and just pop by Mama Maria's for a fantastic great meal. I usually like to get a couple of sampler platters for out of town visitors.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Friday mid-afternoon and were the only customers. Maybe we were between crowds. Anyway, the food was great! We both ordered the Greek combo with keftedes. There was enough food left over for dinner for both of us. The keftedes weren't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mishav451
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It's always a pleasure to come to Mama's where you will find great Greek food, friendly staff and a spacious outdoor patio which is not only pet friendly, but the servers go out of their way to make sure your pets are cool and comfortable...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JessieMom
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Worst food ever ! We order the combo and it was horrible ! We didn’t eat nothing. The server give us some boxes to go but she saw tha we ate nothing. We pay $80 for nothing! Never be back !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cestlaviei
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

First, it is family-owned and run. Their fabulous salad dressing is wonderful, as is everything thing on the menu! Friendly service and, out of the more touristy Sponge Docks, you will find mostly locals there - always the best sign!! It has always been our...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank suethomas111
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were passing through and wanted to eat some real Greek food with our kids. Family restaurant atmosphere with good selection of food choices. Something for everyone. Fast service too.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly staff. The saganaki was great and our waitress was very attentive during our whole meal. The meal was excellent and the portions were more than filling. There was no rush, just a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tony_From_Callahan
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The atmosphere here is fantastic. Beautiful murals on the walls, Greek music playing, and comfortable vibe. The food is homemade. There is something for everyone! Fish, chicken, pork, and more. The food is traditional Greek food with great quality.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniele S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the combination “appetizer” of pastitso, mousaka, dolmades and gyro with tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce and pita bread plus keftedes and roasted potatoes. After delicious avgolemeno soup and a perfect saganaki, we brought a lot of this back home. We were stuffed! Love this place,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BeanCounter4All
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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11 December 2017|
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Response from RebeccaL230 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have lots of parking space.
12 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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