503 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Tarpon Springs
This is a long-timer in the area, since 1978, a sprawling blue and white building in a little strip mall adjacent to a charming coffeehouse called the Eco Bean. It was started by Maria Koursiotis (a.k.a. “Mama”) after her sponge diver husband, John, got the bends. (Her sister owns Mama’s on Dodecanese.)
Features Greek home-style cooking, known for its dolmades, keftedes (fried Greek beef meatballs served with a big squirt of lemon and curiously delicious sauteed onions served over linguine) and chargrilled octopus.