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Mama's On the Half Shell



2901 Odonnell Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

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(410) 276-3160

  • Sun - Sat 11:00am - 2:00am

Cuisine: Bars, Dog Friendly Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 138 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Matthew TaubOysters are fantastic. Solid beer list.

    55555 by Matthew Taub


  • brian m.My favorite oysters/seafood spot in Baltimore. Crushes are good for brunch!

    55555 by brian m.


  • PureWowTheir bread-crumb-topped masterpiece mac and cheese gets extra bonus points because you can order it with crab cakes.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Tim JThe seafood potato skins are to die for!

    55555 by Tim J


  • Farah EThe artichokes and crab dip was to die for.

    55555 by Farah E


  • Jon BackhausCrab cake: lots of crab, very little anything else. Get it broiled (probably) and with bacon (definitely)

    55555 by Jon Backhaus


  • Rachel MariePretty expensive for what it is, but the food is good.

    33333 by Rachel Marie


  • Steph SMussels, oysters

    55555 by Steph S


  • JoAnn APotato skins topped with crab, shrimp, and scallops. Oh My God!

    55555 by JoAnn A


  • Georgi AFood is fantastic!

    55555 by Georgi A


  • Tiffanybeer mussels are amazing

    55555 by Tiffany


  • Dan FoyGood eats in Canton

    55555 by Dan Foy


  • Tigran dBesides oysters Seafood chowder is amazing!

    55555 by Tigran d


  • Dave SI've never had a bad meal the wait to get a table sometimes is long but worth it !!

    55555 by Dave S


  • Christopher TFood was very good! Very good as well! Bread pudding is very good but creme brûlée is better!

    55555 by Christopher T


  • Linda lGreat food, service, Atmosphere. Come on down. I'm from Portland Maine and the seafood is superb !!!!

    55555 by Linda l


  • CheriseGreat place to take the family for Sunday brunch.

    55555 by Cherise


  • J A.Brought the wrong item, took forever to replace it, when it came out it was cold, so is the replacement, they were indifferent and unhelpful. Do not recommend.

    11111 by J A.


  • Stephanie WeaverNo bottomless bunch

    55555 by Stephanie Weaver


  • Todd R.Excellent seafood, oysters are excellent.

    55555 by Todd R.


  • Paul CunninghamHuge fish and chips.

    55555 by Paul Cunningham


  • David KRaw Oysters & there Crushes

    55555 by David K


  • Peace & A Cup of Joe T.Not a bad dish for breakfast on a cold and sunny morning. Yup give it a try for sure.

    55555 by Peace & A Cup of Joe T.


  • Jimmy K.AMAZING seafood. They know what they're doing in Baltimore, especially this place.

    55555 by Jimmy K.


  • Kriz A.Always get an Orange Crush and a Blue and Blue.

    55555 by Kriz A.


  • BaltimoreGalOysters & raw bar. Great steam buckets there too. All around excellent seafood.

    55555 by BaltimoreGal


  • Kim J.Love the shrimp cocktail--they're always extremely fresh!

    55555 by Kim J.


  • Sid C.Oyster shooters are great here

    55555 by Sid C.


  • Aimee d.Crushes before we crush the 49ers!

    33333 by Aimee d.


  • Adi P.Great happy hour food

    55555 by Adi P.


  • Stephanie BThe oysters on the half shell and oysters rockafeller were fabulous!

    55555 by Stephanie B


  • Bhoom S.Definitely get the crab cakes and fried calamari. Both are huge. If you like sweet drinks, try their orange crushes as well. It's refreshing!

    55555 by Bhoom S.


  • Dione D.Orange crush, grapefruit crush. Get both.

    55555 by Dione D.


  • Neil M.Friday night looks like a "scene" at the bar downstairs. But if you choose to stay for dinner you will be gob smacked with the quality. Best crab cakes I've ever had!

    55555 by Neil M.


  • Tracey W.This is a 'must' if in the Baltimore area, if you want to experience the best seafood in the city, Crab Cakes, Mac $ Cheese, Lobster Roll, Orange Crush's, Bloody Mary's, and Seafood Chowder Soup!

    55555 by Tracey W.


  • Zenda H.Awesome grapefruit crush

    55555 by Zenda H.


  • Stephanie B.The salmon club with apple-wood smoked bacon is my go to here. Try an oyster shooter if you're feeling adventurous, an orange crush if you just want to drink something yummy.

    55555 by Stephanie B.


  • Jaime C.Blackened Salmon BLT (no bacon though lol) is amazing!

    55555 by Jaime C.


  • Emily F.Appetizers are huge! Beer mussels are the bomb. They have really strict rules about pulling up chairs though so it's hard to have people join your party.

    55555 by Emily F.


  • Patrick B.Great place and staff. Don't get the crab Benedict. One very small piece of crab on each side of the English muffin.

    33333 by Patrick B.


  • J.e. B.Good food and lots of it.

    55555 by J.e. B.


  • Luke M.Blonde hostess was a little snippety. Felt unwanted.

    22222 by Luke M.


  • Desmon N.Their calamari was the best I've ever tasted. No BS.

    55555 by Desmon N.


  • Christina L.Must get the 1/2 & 1/2 soup when cream of crab is on special...1/2 MD crab mixed with half cream o' crab. Amazing.

    55555 by Christina L.


  • Elliott P.Fried oyster platter is excellent. Make sure to use the unnamed hot sauce in the glass bottle… Mama's is the best seafood spot in Canton, and probably Baltimore.

    55555 by Elliott P.


  • SuzanneBest blackened salmon salad I've ever had!

    55555 by Suzanne


  • Carlos N.Best crab & artichoke dip ever! All the food is excellent. Can't go wrong with anything you order.

    55555 by Carlos N.


  • Joseph C.Crab cakes might be the best I've ever eaten

    55555 by Joseph C.


  • Jason L.Amazing. One of the best spots on the East Coast. Amazing! Beer mussels, crab cakes, grapefruit crush.

    55555 by Jason L.


  • Jason N.Crush! Don't over think it!

    55555 by Jason N.


  • Rashaun H.Try the lobster melt special!

    55555 by Rashaun H.


  • Greg R.Monday-Friday Happy Hour special (3P-7P) - 6 Chincoteagues oysters for $6

    55555 by Greg R.


  • Desireé P.Pan seared scallops are the bomb!

    55555 by Desireé P.


  • The Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant one of Baltimore's Best 100 Restaurants. Read more: http://bsun.md/QSRG3Z

    55555 by The Baltimore Sun


  • Cate S.Grand Marnier French Toast. That is all

    55555 by Cate S.


  • Kristi P.Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!

    55555 by Kristi P.


  • Elliott P.Try the Fish and Chips - This is the most massive fish and chips I've ever experienced! #tasty (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Elliott P.


  • Telly T.Salmon special was phenomenal.

    55555 by Telly T.


  • Chris J.Terrible service, great food

    33333 by Chris J.


  • Alex G.Awesome brunch. Must try the Egg/cheese/scrapple sandwich!

    55555 by Alex G.


  • Kortney B.Try the Oysters - #Yummy (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Kortney B.


  • Emely L.Get the crab cake sandwich, it's delicious

    55555 by Emely L.


  • Lindsay M.Best Maryland crab soup and bloody marys in Baltimore

    55555 by Lindsay M.


  • AskiaGreat atmosphere and reasonably priced dishes. The Crab Imperial and Mac N' Cheese is great.

    55555 by Askia


  • JessOrange Crush is a MUST!

    55555 by Jess


  • Chelsea L.You have to try the orange or grapefruit crush. So fresh and delicious!

    55555 by Chelsea L.


  • Bud Light Baltimore F.Text "mamas" to 410-205-6929 to join the mamas VIP text club for discounts and specials @blbaltimore

    55555 by Bud Light Baltimore F.


  • Vincent S.Grapefruit Crush! Oysters!

    55555 by Vincent S.


  • Brittney CThis gas station has some of the most expensive gas in the city. If you just travel a few more blocks you can get gas for much cheaper.

    55555 by Brittney C


  • MISSLISATry the orange crush drink

    55555 by MISSLISA


  • MISSLISATry the Mango Pineapple Cheesecake (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by MISSLISA


  • MISSLISACrab cake was good a lil spicy but I like spicy

    55555 by MISSLISA


  • MISSLISADessert ... Mango /pineapple cheesecake was good

    55555 by MISSLISA


  • MISSLISABar and small dining area downstairs ...and dining seating upstairs

    55555 by MISSLISA


  • Max M.Service hit or miss on Sunday evening.

    55555 by Max M.


  • Allen M.Get the orange crush!!!

    33333 by Allen M.


  • Michael J H.Order the Orange Crush!

    33333 by Michael J H.


  • Hayward H.Where Team Rick plays by their own rules.

    33333 by Hayward H.


  • The Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant one of Baltimore's Best 100 Restaurants.

    55555 by The Baltimore Sun


  • Michele H.Awesome service. Knowledgeable, friendly mechanics. Thanks, Bill, you went above and beyond. :)

    55555 by Michele H.


  • Jessica R.Order a Black and Blue shooter!

    33333 by Jessica R.


  • Christine Q.Oysters on a half shell are amazing, so is calamari. The Chesapeake chicken is to die for!!!!

    55555 by Christine Q.


  • Rob S.Crush time playa

    55555 by Rob S.


  • Mariam RAZ R.Try the Oysters (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mariam RAZ R.


  • Mariam RAZ R.Try the Chicken Liver Brochette - Delish (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mariam RAZ R.


  • Christina C.You get your money's worth with the mac and cheese! Topped with breadcrumbs it's amazing

    55555 by Christina C.


  • Jenna D.The mussels and mac & cheese are a must!

    55555 by Jenna D.


  • Keith W.Fish and chips. Delish. Then pie across the street.

    55555 by Keith W.


  • Doris K.Low cal ... Ask for the 'funbags' drink!!

    55555 by Doris K.


  • Mark CGreat service here. They look for effective, inexpensive solutions. I've used them many times.

    55555 by Mark C


  • Gregory S.Try the French Toast for breakfast. It's the best in the world. The whole damn world.

    55555 by Gregory S.


  • Nikki D.Orange crush, seafood skins, and a wedge salad (it's huge).

    55555 by Nikki D.


  • Mindy V.Orange/Grapefruit Crushes...the BEST in Baltimore!

    55555 by Mindy V.


  • Matt F.The soft shell crab with lump crab imperial is legit! Delicious!!!!

    55555 by Matt F.


  • Rob S.The shrimp salad is bangin

    55555 by Rob S.


  • Rich R.Seafood chowder is amazing!!!!

    55555 by Rich R.


  • Rob S.amazing shrimp salad...their bloodys are great too

    55555 by Rob S.


  • Jason P.the most amazing French toast, I also recommend the Mac n cheese

    55555 by Jason P.


  • AlexBest restaurant on the Square!

    55555 by Alex


  • AlexFavorite restaurant in the Square.

    55555 by Alex


  • Brian J.ORANGE CRUSH

    55555 by Brian J.


  • stephiedooAwesome crab cakes, tuna tartare, and seafood pizza.

    55555 by stephiedoo


  • Rebecca1) Don't tell the bartenders someone 'sent you'. That's ridiculous. 2) try a half grapefruit half orange crush. Amazing!! 3) blackened tuna sandwich *drools* 4) Tenderloin sandwich- wowza. 5) enjoy!!

    55555 by Rebecca


  • Kristen BerryhillThe crab cake sandwhich was amazing! Would definitely come back!

    55555 by Kristen Berryhill


  • Jeremy D.Food is a little too salty for me but tasty nonetheless

    55555 by Jeremy D.


  • Javier P.Don't be a wuss! Drink a hubcap margarita!!

    55555 by Javier P.


  • Crystal G.Delicious! I tried the crab cake and fried oyster po boy. Both were delicious! Try the rice pilaf and mac & cheese sides! Great draft beer selection!

    55555 by Crystal G.


  • Mark M.The crushes were great.

    55555 by Mark M.


  • Christopher F.Oysters, Mac and cheese, and their world famous ORANGE CRUSH. My favorite Canton hangout.

    55555 by Christopher F.


  • Mike M.This place is worth the 1.5 hour drive from NOVA. The spicy beer mussels and the titanic wedge salad = fantastic (via Scoville)

    55555 by Mike M.


  • AlanFood is out of this world, one waitress is not good, two times in row....time to find a new place for crab cakes!

    55555 by Alan


  • Gina G.Ask for Neil...he may put you in his next movie....and if you see Maria, buy her a shot and she's yours.

    33333 by Gina G.


  • Aaron P.Sit at the bar, tell them A. Payne sent you, and you'll be taken care of...

    33333 by Aaron P.


  • Chin H.Love the place!

    55555 by Chin H.


  • David JPlan on having leftovers!

    55555 by David J


  • The Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant No. 32 on its Baltimore's Best Restaurants list.

    55555 by The Baltimore Sun


  • brian m.Must. Do. Happy. Hour.

    55555 by brian m.


  • Tracey H.Great helpful people, I always bring my car here with any problems, and they take great care of me. Reasonable prices.

    55555 by Tracey H.


  • Meg B.Try the old bay mussels, the crab cakes and the orange crush

    55555 by Meg B.


  • Michele H.Thurs 5 cents off

    33333 by Michele H.


  • Patrick VSeafood skins!

    55555 by Patrick V


  • Carol K.The wedge salad and an orange crush!

    55555 by Carol K.


  • Jamie L.Eat the Beer Mussels! They are the best I've ever had :) Try a grapefruit crush too!

    55555 by Jamie L.


  • CITYPEEK PattiShrimp salad n grapefruit or orange crush!!

    55555 by CITYPEEK Patti


  • CITYPEEK PattiGreat seafood & orange crush hot spot!

    55555 by CITYPEEK Patti


  • Cindy R.The Mac and cheese is good...but its a meal!

    33333 by Cindy R.


  • Jess L.buy a blood mary, and eat the greenbeans in it! AH so good!

    33333 by Jess L.


  • Jesse C.Beer Mussels and the Seared Scallops over Spinach and Potato Pancake are both amazing.

    55555 by Jesse C.


  • Kate H.Grapefruit crush + shrimp cocktail = best lunch ever!!

    55555 by Kate H.


  • Rachael B.Seafood melt.. Omg. To die for

    55555 by Rachael B.


  • Mia6 blue point oysters + side of mac n cheese + grapefruit crush = my favorite meal on earth

    55555 by Mia


  • Todd N.John daily is way better then orange!

    55555 by Todd N.


  • Jason D.Tenderloin sandwhich is the best. Get it

    55555 by Jason D.


  • Cindy P.Order an orange crush and tell Scunny I sent you!

    33333 by Cindy P.


  • Eric A.The mac and cheese is excellent - but very hot!

    55555 by Eric A.


  • Eric A.On Monday nights they have discounts on bottles of wine! $5-8 off most bottles

    55555 by Eric A.


  • kate h.Sunday brunch is key - beer mussels, ceasar salad, grilled oysters, GM french toast, needful breakfast...all good bets. Top it all off with Blue on Blues :)

    55555 by kate h.


  • Megan F.ask for the John Daly Crush

    55555 by Megan F.


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