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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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“octopus” (30 reviews)
“greek salad” (49 reviews)
“gyro” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Mam's is a great restaurant in Tarpon Spring. The prices are fair, the atmosphere outside is nice, service is good. Lunch menu has a good selection

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Greek food, not on the sponge docks, with the locals. Great food and great prices. Easy to get to and easy parking.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had delicious grilled octopus ( the reason we came here)..we told it was the BEST greek food in tarpon springs. Arrived 11:30 am...only 1 other couple seated and no one behind us in any line. Waited and waited for waitress...kept looking at chef's open kitchen..was...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Given that many, if not most of the locals are Greek it makes sense to follow their lead. Prices are good, service is very good and our meal was excellent. I had a soulvaki sandwich and Greek fries. The pita was puffy and soft and...More

2  Thank RebeccaL230
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is one of the original Greek Restaurants in Tampa Springs ~ The environment is nothing fancy ~ but the food is to die for ~ It is AUTHENTIC Greek food... not generally found in any restaurant... My wife had the grouper and mousaka ~...More

Thank Jim K
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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.
27 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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