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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 #33 of 1,793 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
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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265 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Winter Springs, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We've been to Baltimore twice this year and both times we went to Mamas. This place is a permanent part of our itinerary when we go on our weekend Baltimore trips. The portions are great and the food is delicious! The food here is to die for!! Even my 7 year old picky eater loves Mama's food. Of all of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On our family road trip we came across this restaurant. The crab cakes are so good!! No filler - just crab!! Oysters were good too. Worth the wait to get in!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After reading some reviews here on Trip Advisor we decided we would make our way to the Canton neighborhood while in Baltimore and sightsee and try a new place for dinner. We were fortunate not to have to wait and were seated in the upstairs dining room. The building is obviously very old and the décor reflects that and has... More

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York, PA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have been fans of mamas for years, for the drinks (orange crush!!!), service (best anywhere!!!) and the food (have never ordered anything we didn't love!) my husband loves their raw oysters and I have enjoyed every dish I have ever ordered!! If you ever have the chance to go please do yourself a favor and go!!!!

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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We've never been to Baltimore before and needed a dinner recommendation... brilliant choice! The crab cakes were to die for, as was the crab & artichoke dip appetizer. Fun atmosphere, and right on the square so we were able to browse nearby shops while we waited for our table. Will definitely return on our next trip.

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You might have to wait a bit but it's well worth it. The quality of the food is excellent, the service is better than good and you will certainly not go hungry. It is nothing for people who are seeking tranquility but those who are looking for a fun night out with family and friends will not be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You can't go wrong with anything you get here! The food is amazing. I got the Mahi Mahi Chesapeake sandwich, and it was sooo good. I wanted to take home leftovers, but it was so good I kept eating. They have great daily deal during the week too. Great atmosphere and in a cute area of Baltimore. I would return... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This American style bar & restaurant was recommended by hotel staff in Baltimore as a great place for seafood and it didn't disappoint. We had a selection of 4 types of US oysters (excellent, and noticeably different in flavour), followed by blackened swordfish with wilted spinach and coleslaw. The swordfish was sublime, spinach, perfectly cooked and coleslaw interestingly peppery. Service... More

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went by for dinner. The stuffed shrimp was very good.. Huge chunks of crab served in a dish with shrimp. Get the Orange Crush - you cannot go wrong! Also came by for Brunch the next day, the breakfast was really good. Everyone really enjoyed it. We had brunch reservations for 9 at 9:00 AM and were able to sit... More

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