Mama's On The Half Shell

(410) 276-3160 | View Website

2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD | Directions   21224

39.279990 -76.575294

Open Hours

Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm, Sun: 9am-2pm

 
Restaurants, Seafood, $$$  more

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Dine At The Bar, Fireplace, Late Night Dining, Outdoor Dining, Romantic Dining, View Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Canton

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Menu
Seafood Chowder, Maryland Crab, Oyster Stew, Oyster Rockefeller Salad, Grilled Tuna Salad, Mama’s House Salad, Caesar Salad, Chef Salad, Titanic Salad, Top Any Salad... more

Reviews for Mama's On The Half Shell

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great crab cakes, mac-cheese, and garden salad with homemade dressing. – I went two weeks ago with a group of friends..seven of us. They start you off with cheese and crackers. sSeveral of us orderd the crab cake, garden salad with the dressing, and mac-n-cheese. It was great! I cleared my plate. The drink of Malibu Rum and pineapple juice..needs more rum..but in a nice size glass. I enjoyed the atmosphere..steep steps and small restaurant, but overall great atmosphere. I enjoyed myself last week, that I returned the following week with a friend. She ordered the fried shrimp..they were huge and delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurants..the prices are great and reasonable. I cannot wait for my family to visit to entertain them there for dinner. Great place...worth trying..be your own judge. Just be prepared to drive around to park..let a someone out to put you on the waiting list, then look for parking.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best crabcakes in the US! – I was in Maryland a couple of years ago and I made it to Mama's twice. Each time I had the crab cakes and they were the best ever! I've had cakes from all over, and I can't wait to get back. Great atmosphere, especially when there's a Steelers and Ravens game on.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best seafood in the city! – This is my first time writing a review. And I never take the time to do these things, but I have to say that Mama's on the Half Shell is AWESOME! My husband invests in Real Estate in B-more (we're from Germantown, MD) so every time we go visit his properties, I make him take me to Mama's. The Fish & Chips are amazing--that's what my husband gets. And it's a huge portion, so we often have to take 1/2 home.

I'm sorry to say that I've only gotten one thing there--and I LOVE IT--it's the Seafood Melt. It's crab, shrimp and scallops on a tomato-topped English muffin with cheese melted on top. It's incredible! I probably should stray from this, but I just can't go to Mama's and NOT order the Seafood Melt. It's too darn good to pass up.

The side dishes are great, but I've found one I'm in love with...the macaroni & cheese. Incredible. It's by no means low-fat, but it's worth every single calorie.

If you've never been to Mama's, what are you waiting for? Such a great place to take out-of-town guests who want to experience real Maryland seafood...you won't be sorry!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Microwaved Hamburger & Overcooked Shirmp – My wife and I have visited this establishment 2 times together. We went for lunch one day and it was good. We decided to go back on Easter for a quick lunch... that was the last time I will go to Mamma's. My wife does not eat seafood, but I love it. I ordered the Barbequed Shrimp wrapped in Bacon, along with a Diet Soda and the Oyster "PoBoy" Sandwich. My wife ordered a hamburger cooked MEDIUM (any cook should know how to cook a hamburger). My BBQ Shrimp arrived after a 10minute wait. The shrimp were chewy and overcooked, a total of 4 shrimp encased in Bacon making 2 wraps. The shrimp were so overcooked and somehow the bacon was raw I don't know how you cook shrimp "wrapped" in bacon and have the shrimp overcooked and the bacon raw. The sauce was pureed tomatoes with sugar in it. I was amazed that this appetizer cost 10 dollars for 4 shrimp that were so small. It is obviously a numbers game at Mama's when it comes to quality of ingredients. All together I think it was $1 worth of ingredients in the appetizer.

I was done with my app. and the waitress brought the hamburger and oyster sand. Mama's is the place for the french fry lover. mounds of greasy fries covered our plates. I wondered about all the fries they must throw out... seeing how no human could possibly eat all those in one sitting and fries are useless when heated up. My wives burger was Stone cold in the middle and Raw and Mooing. She had to send it back to have a new burger made (as the waitress lied and said they did.) The brought back the same burger that was cut in half... and so hot that Mr. Burns from the Simpsons could have used it to power the generators in Springfield. Obviously they micro waved the burger as it was well done at that point. My wife didn't want me to make a scene and complain about the micro waved burger... so I didn't. So if you like to eat where the cook s don't know squat about cooking I recommend Mamma's on the Half Shell.

I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE ........ EVER!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wow..... – Highly recommend. I have never been disappointed, the menu is fantastic. The atmosphere is great. Oyster cans and collectibles decorate the space. Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Bartenders – Great food (love the mussels), mixed crowd, and you've got to try an Orange Crush! The stairs are a bit tricky and steep but you can always sit at the bar or request a table on the first level.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, great service, great prices!!!!!!! – My husband and I visit Baltimore a few times a year (we are from Phila). Every time we go we try a different restaurant until we find exactly what we want. Well, the search is over. Saturday night, no need to wait for a table. Service is amazing! Food, some of the best I've had. I highly recommend Mama's to anybody in the area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One of my Favorites in Baltimore! – What a find. Love Mama's! I have been here many times and am never disappointed. The food is delic. The service is great. The atmosphere is fun. The portions are priced right and are HUGE! The grilled ceasar salad is amazing, the tuna tartare is HUGE and delicious - so fresh. The crab dip and smoked oysters are so yummy. Drinks are large and perfectly poured! I def. suggest Mama's to anyone looking for a great seafood menu in a comfortable atmosphere. One of my all time favorite's.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

What a find!!!! – All the food portions are HUGE! It had some of the best calamari and scallops I have found in Baltimore. The decor upstairs is an eclectic collection of local memorabilia in a very Victorian dining room. Get the Ornage Crush Drink! Yummy! We got there around 6:45 on a Friday night and were seated right away. ou can make reservations everday but weeeknds.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great staff and food – Highly recommend the fresh catch of the day and the seafood chowder. Try a Mojito at the friendly and fun bar or ask Dilon to make you one of his specials. Fresh seafood, prof & friendly Staff and good music make this place easy to recommend.

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