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

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

over a year ago

disappointing for all the raves – mediocre food for 6 with few drinks $45pp. Calamari rubber bands. Overcooked angels on horseback and scallops too. Very oily overcooked crab cakes. Tilapia was apparently good with lobster hash (?). Too greasy. Creme brullee weak. Ice cold Irish brown ale, headless. Ugh.

over a year ago

The humble oyster takes center stage at this pearl of a restaurant in Canton. – The Scene
Like its neighbor and namesake Nacho Mama's, this place has a sense of fun. With the bar area's tight layout and friendly atmosphere, you can't help but be a bit chummy with fellow patrons while slurping oysters and beer. Upstairs an eclectic collection of local memorabilia keeps this very Victorian room--decorated with fringed velvet, dark wood and tasseled chandeliers--from being stuffy. Flanking the fireplace, tables with built-in window seats offer a bird's eye view of O'Donnell Square.

The Food
A delicate red wine vinaigrette simply accents the huge oysters on the half shell, while the more complicated oysters Rockefeller are indeed rich enough for a millionaire. Just the right amount of Old Bay holds together the crab cakes' chunks of back fin. Small touches, like the crunchy dill pickle in the tartar sauce or the crouton slathered in a savory olive paste for the Caesar salad, prove that every detail counts.

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Business Lunch and Dinner Restaurant (2010)
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