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Mama's on the Half Shell

Mama's on the Half Shell

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Canton, Baltimore
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  • Kristi P.
    "Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!"(8 Tips)
    Jamie L.
    "They are the best I've ever had :) Try a grapefruit crush too!"(8 Tips)
    Stephanie B.
    "The oysters on the half shell and oysters rockafeller were fabulous!"(19 Tips)
    Meg B.
    "Try the old bay mussels, the crab cakes and the orange crush"(13 Tips)
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  • Jon B.
    Jon Backhaus2 weeks ago
    Crab cake: lots of crab, very little anything else. Get it broiled (probably) and with bacon (definitely)
  • JoAnn D.
    JoAnn D'AlbaDecember 22, 2015
    Potato skins topped with crab, shrimp, and scallops. Oh My God!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CutlipApril 19, 2015
    I've never had a bad meal the wait to get a table sometimes is long but worth it !!
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TyndallApril 15, 2015
    Food was very good! Very good as well! Bread pudding is very good but creme brûlée is better!
  • Linda L.
    Linda LamarreMarch 10, 2015
    Great food, service, Atmosphere. Come on down. I'm from Portland Maine and the seafood is superb !!!!
  • Em E.
    Em EricaJanuary 17, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    AMAZING seafood. They know what they're doing in Baltimore, especially this place.
  • BaltimoreGal
    BaltimoreGalAugust 18, 2014
    Oysters & raw bar. Great steam buckets there too. All around excellent seafood.
  • Bhoom S.
    Bhoom SuktitipatDecember 30, 2013
    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!
  • Neil M.
    Neil MartinezNovember 16, 2013
    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!
  • Tracey W.
    Tracey WilliamsSeptember 24, 2013
    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!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BinettiSeptember 6, 2013
    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.
  • Jaime C.
    Jaime CserSeptember 2, 2013
    Blackened Salmon BLT (no bacon though lol) is amazing!
  • Emily F.
    Emily FAugust 10, 2013
    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.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BrandellJuly 28, 2013
    Great place and staff. Don't get the crab Benedict. One very small piece of crab on each side of the English muffin.
  • Desmon N.
    Desmon NewbyMay 17, 2013
    Their calamari was the best I've ever tasted. No BS.
  • 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.
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackMay 1, 2013
    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.
  • Carlos N.
    Carlos NeiraApril 24, 2013
    Best crab & artichoke dip ever! All the food is excellent. Can't go wrong with anything you order.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LoehrApril 4, 2013
    Amazing. One of the best spots on the East Coast. Amazing! Beer mussels, crab cakes, grapefruit crush.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RubyFebruary 14, 2013
    Monday-Friday Happy Hour special (3P-7P) - 6 Chincoteagues oysters for $6
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunNovember 30, 2012
    The Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant one of Baltimore's Best 100 Restaurants. Read more: http://bsun.md/QSRG3Z
  • Kristi P.
    Kristi PearceSeptember 29, 2012
    Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackAugust 31, 2012
    Try the Fish and Chips - This is the most massive fish and chips I've ever experienced! #tasty
  • Alex G.
    Alex GAugust 11, 2012
    Awesome brunch. Must try the Egg/cheese/scrapple sandwich!
  • Askia
    AskiaJune 8, 2012
    Great atmosphere and reasonably priced dishes. The Crab Imperial and Mac N' Cheese is great.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LundgrenMay 19, 2012
    You have to try the orange or grapefruit crush. So fresh and delicious!
  • Brittney C.
    Brittney CraigApril 12, 2012
    This 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.
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAApril 9, 2012
    Bar and small dining area downstairs ...and dining seating upstairs
  • Michele H.
    Michele HamlinFebruary 25, 2012
    Awesome service. Knowledgeable, friendly mechanics. Thanks, Bill, you went above and beyond. :)
  • Christine Q.
    Christine QuirayJanuary 14, 2012
    Oysters on a half shell are amazing, so is calamari. The Chesapeake chicken is to die for!!!!
  • Christina M.
    Christina MoshNovember 17, 2011
    You get your money's worth with the mac and cheese! Topped with breadcrumbs it's amazing
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToughSeptember 22, 2011
    Great service here. They look for effective, inexpensive solutions. I've used them many times.
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DaskalakisSeptember 16, 2011
    Orange crush, seafood skins, and a wedge salad (it's huge).
  • Matt F.
    Matt FordSeptember 4, 2011
    The soft shell crab with lump crab imperial is legit! Delicious!!!!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PowersAugust 18, 2011
    the most amazing French toast, I also recommend the Mac n cheese
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaJuly 27, 2011
    1) 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!!
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BerryhillJuly 26, 2011
    The crab cake sandwhich was amazing! Would definitely come back!
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal G.June 6, 2011
    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!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FengMay 21, 2011
    Oysters, Mac and cheese, and their world famous ORANGE CRUSH. My favorite Canton hangout.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartocciaMay 16, 2011
    This place is worth the 1.5 hour drive from NOVA. The spicy beer mussels and the titanic wedge salad = fantastic (via Scoville) Read more
  • Alan
    AlanApril 24, 2011
    Food is out of this world, one waitress is not good, two times in row....time to find a new place for crab cakes!
  • Gina G.
    Gina GeppiMarch 27, 2011
    Ask for Neil...he may put you in his next movie....and if you see Maria, buy her a shot and she's yours.
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PayneMarch 26, 2011
    Sit at the bar, tell them A. Payne sent you, and you'll be taken care of...
  • Tracey H.
    Tracey HalvorsenOctober 15, 2010
    Great helpful people, I always bring my car here with any problems, and they take great care of me. Reasonable prices.
  • Meg B.
    Meg BowesOctober 13, 2010
    Try the old bay mussels, the crab cakes and the orange crush
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LynnAugust 15, 2010
    Eat the Beer Mussels! They are the best I've ever had :) Try a grapefruit crush too!
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse CarrMay 6, 2010
    Beer Mussels and the Seared Scallops over Spinach and Potato Pancake are both amazing.
  • kate r.
    kate roweDecember 10, 2009
    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 :)
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