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Mama's on the Half Shell

2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4821 (Canton)
(410) 276-3160
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Ranked #34 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Canton
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English first
Darien, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, twice. Seafood is the thing here although the Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes with sausage gravy got high ratings also. Wonderful crab cakes. The place is really old world pretty, dark wood, pub style and if the ground floor is packed (as it was both times) you can go upstairs or out side. Service with a... More

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Being from Baltimore originally, needless to say I LOVE seafood! My husband & I were just there to see the families & gorge on the incredible fresh seafood. One of our most favorite places is Moma's on the Half Shell. The ambiance is old Baltimore with the beautiful woodwork around the bar, the deep set windows, the lovely lighting and,... More

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new jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just had dinner here last week with another couple. Made reservations the same day. Once we found a place to park (and this is not easy in this neighborhood) we walked in and were seated right away. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and order a bottle of champagne. We each had a soup. The three other diners at my... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband works late on the weekends, so I'm always looking for places for us to have a nice date night where the kitchen is open past 11pm. I came across Mama's on the Half Shell by a recommendation of one of my coworkers. We visited this past Saturday night and arrived about 11:15pm. I love the atmosphere. It kind... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved this restaurant and it's surroundings as I drove up to the restaurant. Canton with its outdoor seating reminded me a lot of New Orleans. That was the first indication that I was in for a Seafood treat!! The food was awesome!! I arrived with a party of four and we all ordered different appetizers with the plan to... More

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Baltimore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went for brunch with family and for the most part the experience was nice. The food was very good except that the french toast was charred/burnt. The server was not so happy and was short with us. It especially showed when we asked to order something else in place of the french toast.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Canton. They are consistently awesome! I've never had a bad experience.

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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the food here. We had spinach salad, crab cakes, lobster rolls and their delicious macaroni and cheese. The seafood was incredibly fresh and the service was excellent. I would definitely return!

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Beverly, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I just ate here last night and wish I was still in Bmore to go back. A bartender in Fell's Point recommended it so our group headed over for dinner. The worst part was the wait. It was Sat night at almost 9pm and I never expected to have to wait an hour. But we did, and it was worth... More

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Winter Springs, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have now eaten at this restaurant twice. One Sunday brunch and one dinner. As I have seen in some of the other reviews, I agree the crab cakes and oysters are the best I have had in the area. Other people in my party had seafood and were very pleased. Portions are huge and the service is very good.... More

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