A group of friends and I recently stopped by Mother's during Baltimore's restaurant week, hoping to find a new place to hang out for happy hour. Being the adventurous one in our group, I opted for the "Heart attack on a plate." Basically, it's a 8 oz. burger, stuffed with cheddar cheese, and then beer battered and fried. Clearly, given my selection, I have no issue with greasy food. In fact, greasy bar food is one of my favorite things when the mood hits me. Unfortunately, there is a difference between good greasy bar food and what was dropped in front of me at Mother's. The batter that surrounded the burger had been fried to death. It was approximately the color of dirt. Nothing golden brown about it. I bit into it, and although there was obviously a nice crunch, it just tasted like old fryer oil. I'm not sure how often they change their oil, but it hadn't been recently in this case. The burger on the inside seemed pretty good. It was juicy and well-cooked, but the batter pretty much ruined the whole thing. The fries were good, and some people at my table ordered desserts, which looked great, and in huge portions. Unfortunately for me, after eating about half of my burger, I was done, and feeling sick to my stomach.
I'd probably return to Mother's for drinks, but based on what I saw of the menu, I'd skip the food. The prices were good, as was the service, but based on my experience, I couldn't recommend the food to anyone.