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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Jon B.
    Crab cake: lots of crab, very little anything else. Get it broiled (probably) and with bacon (definitely)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Linda L.
    Linda LamarreMarch 10, 2015
    Great food, service, Atmosphere. Come on down. I'm from Portland Maine and the seafood is superb !!!!
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TyndallApril 15, 2015
    Food was very good! Very good as well! Bread pudding is very good but creme brûlée is better!
  • Carlos N.
    Carlos NeiraApril 24, 2013
    Best crab & artichoke dip ever! All the food is excellent. Can't go wrong with anything you order.
  • 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 !!
  • BaltimoreGal
    BaltimoreGalAugust 18, 2014
    Oysters & raw bar. Great steam buckets there too. All around excellent seafood.
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackAugust 31, 2012
    Try the Fish and Chips - This is the most massive fish and chips I've ever experienced! #tasty
  • Jason L.
    Jason LoehrApril 4, 2013
    Amazing. One of the best spots on the East Coast. Amazing! Beer mussels, crab cakes, grapefruit crush.
  • Christine Q.
    Christine QuirayJanuary 14, 2012
    Oysters on a half shell are amazing, so is calamari. The Chesapeake chicken is to die for!!!!
  • Askia
    AskiaJune 8, 2012
    Great atmosphere and reasonably priced dishes. The Crab Imperial and Mac N' Cheese is great.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MoshNovember 17, 2011
    You get your money's worth with the mac and cheese! Topped with breadcrumbs it's amazing
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    AMAZING seafood. They know what they're doing in Baltimore, especially this place.
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse CarrMay 6, 2010
    Beer Mussels and the Seared Scallops over Spinach and Potato Pancake are both amazing.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToughSeptember 22, 2011
    Great service here. They look for effective, inexpensive solutions. I've used them many times.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LynnAugust 15, 2010
    Eat the Beer Mussels! They are the best I've ever had :) Try a grapefruit crush too!
  • 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
  • Greg R.
    Greg RubyFebruary 14, 2013
    Monday-Friday Happy Hour special (3P-7P) - 6 Chincoteagues oysters for $6
  • Michele H.
    Michele HamlinFebruary 25, 2012
    Awesome service. Knowledgeable, friendly mechanics. Thanks, Bill, you went above and beyond. :)
  • 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.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LundgrenMay 19, 2012
    You have to try the orange or grapefruit crush. So fresh and delicious!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FengMay 21, 2011
    Oysters, Mac and cheese, and their world famous ORANGE CRUSH. My favorite Canton hangout.
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BerryhillJuly 26, 2011
    The crab cake sandwhich was amazing! Would definitely come back!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FordSeptember 4, 2011
    The soft shell crab with lump crab imperial is legit! Delicious!!!!
  • JoAnn D.
    JoAnn D'AlbaDecember 22, 2015
    Potato skins topped with crab, shrimp, and scallops. Oh My God!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PayneMarch 26, 2011
    Sit at the bar, tell them A. Payne sent you, and you'll be taken care of...
  • Kristi P.
    Kristi PearceSeptember 29, 2012
    Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!
  • 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!
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DaskalakisSeptember 16, 2011
    Orange crush, seafood skins, and a wedge salad (it's huge).
  • Meg B.
    Meg BowesOctober 13, 2010
    Try the old bay mussels, the crab cakes and the orange crush
  • Jaime C.
    Jaime CserSeptember 2, 2013
    Blackened Salmon BLT (no bacon though lol) is amazing!
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAApril 9, 2012
    Bar and small dining area downstairs ...and dining seating upstairs
  • Jason P.
    Jason PowersAugust 18, 2011
    the most amazing French toast, I also recommend the Mac n cheese
  • Todd R.
    Todd RademacherDecember 23, 2014
    Excellent seafood, oysters are excellent.
  • Tigran S.
    Besides oysters Seafood chowder is amazing!
  • Tim T.
    Tim Tremper1 week ago
    The seafood potato skins are to die for!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BlattMay 15, 2014
    The oysters on the half shell and oysters rockafeller were fabulous!
    Upvoted Jul 7
  • Mia
    MiaMarch 28, 2010
    6 blue point oysters + side of mac n cheese + grapefruit crush = my favorite meal on earth
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