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Mama's on the Half Shell

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$$$
Canton
Seafood, Balti
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2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4821
(410) 276-3160
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 189
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crab cakes

Dark wood looking bar. Lots of seafood. We sat at the bar and service was fast and attentive. Festive atmosphere. Slushies are the present thing to order in this area of town. Very good apps. Try the crab toast. Id go back. Stumbling distance to a lot of other bars and restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Wilmington NC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Wilmington NC
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Dark wood looking bar. Lots of seafood. We sat at the bar and service was fast and attentive. Festive atmosphere. Slushies are the present thing to order in this area of town. Very good apps. Try the crab toast. Id go back. Stumbling distance to a lot of other bars and restaurants. Light rail at camden yards is about a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I cannot rate this place high enough. It was honestly some of he best food I've ever had. I was there with a large group and sampled several dishes. The steaks, the oysters, the mussels, the pork belly, the lamb shank, the cocktails. All of it was excellent. I'd rate it best of canton and top 3 in the state.... More 

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Perry Hall, Md
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has THE best oysters and crushes ever!! I could eat here everyday! Everything is good including the drinks!! There is always a wait on the weekends, but SO worth it!

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved all of the food and there was plenty of it! The crab chowder was wonderful. We had some fun drinks that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We chose this place hoping to have a great dinner of fresh fish. We ordered three different fresh fish choices grilled and pan fried. The fish was prepared perfected. The butter sauce included with the fish was delicious. Hot, garlic, mashed potatoes and a vegetable were all prepared perfectly. Good beer and a very attentive (but not overly attentive) waiter.... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The oysters on the half shell were very good. We had six from PEI and six from Hog Island. Nice sauce and separate container of horseradish. We both had soft shell crabs which were fried and of a good size. We could have had them pan seared. We'd give them a B. We are not accustomed to having a sauce... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went here on a Friday before an Orioles ball game. The place is both a bar and restaurant. There are tables inside and out. We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful weather of a May Day in Baltimore. We had six people in our party. Our server did good job keeping up with drink orders and refills. I got... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We flew in to Baltimore late. We called to see if the restaurant was still serving dinner and they were. We got to the restaurant around 10pm on a Saturday night and we got our table without having to wait. I had the chef salad with the house dressing and it was delicious. My husband had the crab sandwitch and... More 

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Rockville, MD
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We called ahead for a reservation for four to this eatery on Canton Square but were told nothing would be available until 8:30 pm, although tables outside were always first come. We decided to try anyway, and arrived at about 7 pm. We could see two empty tables outside. When we went in and answered

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Lancaster, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Traveling for business can be grueling and so we search for great local restaurants. We were a part of 4 and were seated immediately and had a lovely table. Drinks and Oysters were our first item of business as they came highly recommended by anyone we spoke with about the restaurant. OH MY...the martini's were great, but the OYSTERS were... More 

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Additional Information about Mama's on the Half Shell

Address: 2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4821
Phone Number: (410) 276-3160
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Canton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
Cuisine: Seafood, Balti

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Canton
  • Neighborhood: Canton
  • Phone Number: (410) 276-3160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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