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Mama's on the Half Shell

Mama's on the Half Shell

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant · Canton
2901 Odonnell St (at Linwood Ave), Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 310 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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"(12 Tips)
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129 tips and reviews.

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  • oysters
  • beer mussels
  • grapefruit crushes
  • shellfish
  • crab cakes
  • mac & cheese
  • sandwiches
  • lively
  • orange crush
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • blackened salmon
  • French toast
  • Bloody Marys
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • brunch food
  • blues music
  • good for a late night
  • cozy
  • 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!

    Tracey Williams · September 24, 2013
  • 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.

    Elliott Plack · May 1, 2013
  • Rebecca

    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!!

    Rebecca · July 27, 2011
  • 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.

    Stephanie Binetti · September 6, 2013
  • 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!

    Neil Martinez · November 16, 2013
  • 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.

    Emily F · August 10, 2013
  • kate r.

    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 :)

    kate rowe · December 10, 2009
  • 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!

    Crystal G. · June 6, 2011
  • 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!

    Bhoom Suktitipat · December 30, 2013
  • 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.

    Christina Lawless · May 3, 2013
  • 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) Read more

    Mike Martoccia · May 16, 2011
  • Em E.

    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.

    Em Erica · January 17, 2015
  • 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.

    Patrick Brandell · July 28, 2013
  • Tracey H.

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

    Tracey Halvorsen · October 15, 2010
  • Brittney C.

    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.

    Brittney Craig · April 12, 2012
  • Linda L.

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

    Linda Lamarre · March 10, 2015
  • Jason L.

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

    Jason Loehr · April 4, 2013
  • Carlos N.

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

    Carlos Neira · April 24, 2013
  • Christopher T.

    Food was very good! Very good as well! Bread pudding is very good but creme brûlée is better!

    Christopher Tyndall · April 15, 2015
  • Elliott P.

    Try the Fish and Chips - This is the most massive fish and chips I've ever experienced! #tasty

    Elliott Plack · August 31, 2012
  • Dave C.

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

    Dave Cutlip · April 19, 2015
  • Christine Q.

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

    Christine Quiray · January 14, 2012
  • Askia

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

    Askia · June 8, 2012
  • BaltimoreGal

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

    BaltimoreGal · August 18, 2014
  • Christina M.

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

    Christina Mosh · November 17, 2011
  • Jimmy K.

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

    Jimmy Kastner · September 5, 2014
  • Jesse C.

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

    Jesse Carr · May 6, 2010
  • Mark T.

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

    Mark Tough · September 22, 2011
  • Alan

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

    Alan · April 24, 2011
  • Jamie L.

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

    Jamie Lynn · August 15, 2010
  • The Baltimore Sun

    The Baltimore Sun ranks this restaurant one of Baltimore's Best 100 Restaurants. Read more:

    The Baltimore Sun · November 30, 2012
  • 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.

    Peace & A Cup of Joe T Long · November 28, 2014
  • 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.

    Gina Geppi · March 27, 2011

    Bar and small dining area downstairs ...and dining seating upstairs

    MISSLISA · April 9, 2012
  • Nikki D.

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

    Nikki Daskalakis · September 16, 2011
  • Greg R.

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

    Greg Ruby · February 14, 2013
  • Kristen B.

    The crab cake sandwhich was amazing! Would definitely come back!

    Kristen Berryhill · July 26, 2011
  • Aaron P.

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

    Aaron Payne · March 26, 2011
  • Matt F.

    The soft shell crab with lump crab imperial is legit! Delicious!!!!

    Matt Ford · September 4, 2011
  • Meg B.

    Try the old bay mussels, the crab cakes and the orange crush

    Meg Bowes · October 13, 2010
  • Michele H.

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

    Michele Hamlin · February 25, 2012
  • Christopher F.

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

    Christopher Feng · May 21, 2011
  • Chelsea L.

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

    Chelsea Lundgren · May 19, 2012
  • Jason P.

    the most amazing French toast, I also recommend the Mac n cheese

    Jason Powers · August 18, 2011
  • Kristi P.

    Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!

    Kristi Pearce · September 29, 2012
  • Jaime C.

    Blackened Salmon BLT (no bacon though lol) is amazing!

    Jaime Cser · September 2, 2013
  • Desmon N.

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

    Desmon Newby · May 17, 2013
  • JoAnn D.

    Potato skins topped with crab, shrimp, and scallops. Oh My God!

    JoAnn D'Alba · December 22, 2015
  • Rob S.

    amazing shrimp salad...their bloodys are great too

    Rob Stauffer · August 20, 2011
  • The Baltimore Sun

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

    The Baltimore Sun · November 16, 2010

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