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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine

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503 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3341
+1 727-934-5678
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was horrible, the staff rude, the wait was ridiculous (less then 10 dinners). The sponge docks has plenty of other restraunts don't waste your time.

Thank Michele R
Hudson, Florida
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sorry I can't say anything good about this restaurant. It was mez a mez all the way around, and I hated the location in a small strip mall. Waitress was ok. Buit for the price the food was NOT. Sorry.

Thank Sandra F
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh well, not eating here again. I've been to this place half a dozen times, and the food is always pretty good. Today, however, I called in a take out order, then walked around to the restaurant to pick it up. It wasn't ready when I got there, so I went ahead and paid and sat down right in front... More 

Thank KramerVX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to have my family experience this great restaurant Service was amazing and so awesome The food is great and the margaritas are so good

Thank smiley6377
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was beautiful day and a wonderful stroll around the common and sponge docks that led us to this great resturant! A busy place, indoor and outdoor seating, very friendly waitresses with a flare for the dramatic with fired cheese. And did I mention the food was hardy and delicious, everyone in my party agreed!

Thank GMaGiK
Montreal, Canada
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186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make it a point to come here when we are in town. The service is great. We are treated like family. Extensive menu, all fresh and homemade by Mama Maria herself. Affordable wine and beer selections. You couldn't ask for anything more.

Thank MARY K
Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good and reasonably priced but we were there one and a half hours for lunch that should have been 30 minutes. Keep in mind most greek food like Gyros is already prepared. Our server just kept disappearing for long periods of time then coming back and apologizing for the delay. She said they were understaffed. It was... More 

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Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of better places to eat in Tarpon Springs. Had the octopus, Hellas is better. Kids menu is quite generous. Gyro was good but not as good as other places. Worst is the smoking. They allow it in the outside area which really detracts from the place. Service was good. Kitchen was slow. We won't be back. Much better places... More 

Thank sprucecreekfly
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Quaint place, busy just like in Greece. I had the lamb shank and a linguini pasta.....wow. Cooked for 8 hrs and it fell off the bone. It's was so good I totally cleaned off the plate. My wife had a Greek village pasta with chicken. She loved it.

Thank Marika55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Okay, I don't know authentic Greek food. But this place had great Greek salads, reasonable prices for food and beer, and lots of customers. My wife liked the candles they had burning in restrooms. She asked someone there where they purchased the candles and a woman (maybe the owner) gave my wife a candle. Nice touch. We'll go back.

Thank Stephen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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