Mo's Crab & Pasta Factory

(410) 837-1600 | View Website

502 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD | Directions   21202

39.284924 -76.601766

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 11am - 1am

 
Restaurants, Seafood, Italian  more

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Little Italy

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Mo's Crab & Pasta Factory
Mo's Crab & Pasta Factory
Menu
Oysters or Clams, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Cocktail, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, Clams, Alaskan King Crab Legs (1 Lb.), Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Shrimp, Maryland Crab... more

Reviews for Mo's Crab & Pasta Factory

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DO NOT EAT HERE ! – Visited Baltmore as part of a volleyball tournament and took 22 people to eat at Mo's. This was by far the worst customer service experience of my life. We waited for an hour to be seated even though we had a reservation, then a full 15 minutes passed before anyone even approched the table. We thought we were wating for the best seafood in town, and it was really not that impressive. Our waiter was very rigid on policies and at one point refused to take a dish off the check that never arrived at the table. After insisting, he said he could do it , but only because there was a manager there to approve it. This place was a like a completely different world in terms of what they consider good service and the food wasn't worth the drama. it's also very , very, pricey for what we got.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Seafood is fresh – The whole restaurant could use a deep cleaning. The well-worn carpet and bannister upstairs was so sticky we literally had to rip our feet off the floor.

If that's what the interior of the restaurant is like...imagine the uncleanliness of the kitchen.

Both my friend and I were sick the next day! Coincidence?

Clean up your act! We won't be back! Yick!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

an excellent place for those who are fully mobile – I and a friend had dinner at MO's Crab and Pasta Factory . Our meals were excellent and served by a very friendly staff. I had scallops in a white sauce and served on angel hair. There was an abundance of scallops and the serving was large. My friend, who does not like pasta, made an exception for the meal she ordered. She found it very tasty. In good conscience I can recommend MO’s Crab and Pasta Factory as an excellent place to eat. It even advertises itself as handicapped accessible.

However, my friend was on an electric scooter. The handicapped ramp is back a driveway. For my friend to get her electric scooter to the handicapped ramp I had to go in to the restaurant and notify an employee of my friend’s intention to use the handicapped ramp. Next I had to go out into the street and stop traffic in both directions so that three of the employees of MO's could back their cars out into the street. Then my friend was able to drive her electric scooter back to the rather steep ramp. Next an employee had to open up the outwardly opening inside door and walk 3 feet, stepping over a Coca-Cola case, open the locked outside door, pull it open, and stand out of the way.

My friend revved up her scooter and headed up the ramp. When she realized she was facing a Coca-Cola carton and an outwardly opening door that was shut she stopped accelerating and sort of jerked back a bit. The scooter went over backwards. My friend’s shoulders wound up in a mud puddle and her head intersected with a curb. A trained fireman showed up and organized the lifting party to get the scooter out from under my friend and my friend back on her feet. We then went in and had the excellent meal I've described in the first paragraph.

So, if you are in a wheelchair or on a scooter it would probably be best not to go alone to MO's Crab and Pasta Factory. You will need someone to stop traffic and do the other things necessary for you to get into this handicapped restaurant.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Terible Service and TIP INCLUDED STAY AWAY – Worst service I have ever had...The info desk at the aquarium recommend them... quick walk over only to have crappy service... then we get the bill and BAM we know why tip was included... we shorted them the full time... never again... heck even phillips is better then that.. please stay away and give them the message..

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Food Ever – I have just moved to the Baltimore/Little italy area and kept noticing a lot of action going on at Mo's Seafood factory which got me curious. I read reviews- which confused me. People either loved it or hated it. Not a lot of inbetween.So it was my sons birthday and I figured we just HAD to try it. Well, after spending $234 on dinner for 4, I learned that all the action going on around there must NOT be for the quality of the food. It was just terrible. I tried all four of all meals- all ordering something very different. My oldest son got a fried seafood platter - I figured you CANT mess that up. Well, yeah, they did. The scallops and shrimp were inedible- some crunchy clams strips went along and fish that Athrurs Treachers puts to shame. So i decided to try mine. Stuffed jumbo shrimp. The shrimp were so overcooked and crunchy, it felt like the shell was still on it. The birthday boy ordered the steak and lobster tail- well the steak was ordered Medium and was for sure well done and the lobster was gummy and tough and dry. Finally, my husbands crab cake. I suppose it was the best of the bunch but FULL of shells in each bite making it impossible to eat. I could on and on but will not. I can say that i DO wish we had went to Red Lobster instead where the meal would have been 100 times better for half the price. Never Again will I set foot in there but I will still wonder, what all the cars do out there every night in the street... certainly now sitting around waiting for the food.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not so good! Probably won't return. – My and Husband and I visited Mo's for an early Valentine's day dinner. I will say the food we ordered unfortunately was just ok. I ordered the crab cakes and my husband ordered scallops (broiled). Although the waitress was very nice, she was slow and would not check back to see if we needed anything. We asked other waiters to get things for us, because we could not find her. People came after us and got out before us because they had a more efficient waitress. It took a long time for the food to come out, which was disappointing. We were there rather early, 4:30 p.m. There were only two of us. It took them 30 minutes to bring my husbands salad out. The crab cakes were huge, but they were by far not the best I have had in the area. If you are from Maryland, you know a good crab cake when you get one. If you are not, you may have thought the crab cakes were the best you ever had. They were not hot when they came to the table and they had a lot of filler in my opinion. Oh, I also received a Baked Potato on a separate plate that was not sliced with nothing. I had to ask for sour cream and butter., as did my husband with his meal. My husband was not happy with his scallops at all. They came out on a plate with nothing else, just scallops with no presentation. Don't get me wrong, I guess that would not have mattered if they were good. He was so disappointed. Oh, I should let you know we were there for Restaurant week. You really were not getting a deal. You could have ordered from the menu for the same if not cheaper price. We really did not want desert, but since it came with the dinner we took it home. The restaurant itself is a small little place, which some may describe as a hole in the wall. It definitely did not have an ambience for a valentine's dinner. All in all, we may not return to Mo's. The food was not worth the money we spent. Maybe it was what we ordered,but it was disappointing to say the least.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Seafood and Pasta Restaurant in Town! – This is one of the BEST Seafood and Pasta restaurants in town! The seafood is always fresh, the portions are large and the service is friendly and fast. To blame a restaurant for "worms" in your wine is outrageous! I would imagine you would have seen "worms" in the glass before the waitstaff poured your wine. Wine is a natural product. Grapes grow in the dirt and there are many ways that nature can effect the wine. The restaurant staff has no way of "placing" "worms" in your wine before serving it. This is a fine establishment with wonderful management. It is a shame that something that was out of their control is being pushed upon them!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great – worms happen.

They come in on the grapes, hang out during fermentation, and crawl around the winery.

In good winemaking you try and eliminate as much as you can from getting in the wine and then in the process of 'racking' the wine you also hope to get out any bits. The final thing you do at bottling is filter the wine.

There are all kinds of degrees of filtration and at very minimum you should use what is called a screen filter. That basically does not effect the wine at all but keeps out particles greater than 1mm.

A lot of small wineries bottle by hand, and they don't use screens. Some others have heard the phrase "unfiltered" so much that they tell the bottler to not use a screen.

In any case, you should complain to the winery not the restaurant.

Dont believe me? Go to wine spectator school and check out the forum.

Regards,

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Dining Experience of my life – I ate dinner at Mo's Crab and Pasta Restaurant in Baltimore and was enjoying the meal until my boyfriend noticed a live maggot-like white worm in his red wine. Then, after searching, we both found several others in our glasses. We had ordered a bottle and watched the waiter open it in front of us. After alerting him, he was very defensive and said that it must be the wine and from the grapes that made the wine. This did not make a whole lot of sense, but we were trying not to make a scene so we waited patiently while the waiter called the manager who was not on-site that evening. We were told that the manager wanted to come meet with us and that he would be right over, but first he tried to difuse the situation by offereing us a new bottle of wine. (Are you kidding? I was feeling sick from the thought of drinking worms and the last thing I wanted was more wine.) As we waited for the manager I called a friend and had her google "worms in wine" and all sorts of similar phrases. Well, nothing came up on google!! So, we concluded that the waiter was full of it and in fact the wine glasses were worm-ridden. Finally, after we waited 45 minutes, the manager calls and again and confirms that he is not meeting us but wants to talk to us. My boyfriend got on the phone and had to pretty much fight just to have the wine fee of $28 removed from the bill. The manager said it is not his fault that there were worms in the wine. My boyfriend told him that we had been waiting for 45 minutes and deserve something taken off our tab, but the manager would not budge. WHAT A HORRIBLE WAY TO RUN A RESTAURANT! Needless to say, I am upset and disgusted by this place. I am going to complain further and to the nationally acclaimed vineyard that supplied the wine. They need to know that this restaurant is committing slander.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Boss? – Remember, the reserved Mrs. Flanders and I were up in Maryland for a retirement bash. This eatery is right down the street from our hotel and they recommended it. As a matter of fact, the restaurant even has a small bus that will pick you up and take you back to the hotel!! So, we decided to try this place out since the other guests (and transportation) wouldn?t arrive until tomorrow.

Mrs. Flanders quickly shook her head ?no? to the offer or an appetizer but I had a bowl of Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Sauce I had. Messy but yummy!

Oh, I forgot about our libations: Mrs. Flanders stuck with the Cosmo and once I found out they had Campari, I knew I could have a Negroni (or two). Did I ever tell you the Italian history of the Negroni you?ve heard me mention so much?

This elixir has three parts: 1 part gin, 1 part sweet vermouth and 1 part Italian Compari, with a garnish of orange slice. The Italian concoction was created in the early 1900s, in Florence. It was named after Camillo Negroni, who always got the same drink. Enough mixacology education for the night.

Now for the main courses. Mrs. Flanders had her beloved Alaskan King Crab Legs with drawn Butter, and every few minutes I?d hear the lovely (but normally aloof) Mrs. Flanders squeal, ?LOOK AT THAT BIG PIECE OF CRAB MEAT!? I ordered the Seafood Trio (Broiled Crab Cake, Shrimp, and Scallops). I will say that was the best crab cake I had ever devoured! And they were definitely sea scallops judging by their size! The portions were so big; it was the first time I can remember of leaving some of those goodies on my plate! Just a glass of white wine for both.

My crab cake and her crab legs were the stars. Unfortunately, I must report my shrimp and scallops were a bit on the cool side, but tasty. And why did my Mediterranean waiter keep calling me boss? as a mark of respect, I guess.

Oh well, we had a great time, and I?d be back and mark it 8 on a scale of 10!

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