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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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  • Tracey W.
    Tracey WilliamsSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 5, 2017
    Their bread-crumb-topped masterpiece mac and cheese gets extra bonus points because you can order it with crab cakes. Read more
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BinettiSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Carlos N.
    Carlos NeiraApril 24, 2013
    Best crab & artichoke dip ever! All the food is excellent. Can't go wrong with anything you order.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LawlessMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BackhausJuly 11, 2016
    Crab cake: lots of crab, very little anything else. Get it broiled (probably) and with bacon (definitely)
  • 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 !!!!
  • 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
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TyndallApril 15, 2015
    Food was very good! Very good as well! Bread pudding is very good but creme brûlée is better!
  • BaltimoreGal
    BaltimoreGalAugust 18, 2014
    Oysters & raw bar. Great steam buckets there too. All around excellent seafood.
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Fish and Chips - This is the most massive fish and chips I've ever experienced! #tasty
  • 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 !!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LoehrApril 4, 2013
    Amazing. One of the best spots on the East Coast. Amazing! Beer mussels, crab cakes, grapefruit crush.
  • Askia
    AskiaJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and reasonably priced dishes. The Crab Imperial and Mac N' Cheese is great.
  • Christine Q.
    Christine QuirayJanuary 14, 2012
    Oysters on a half shell are amazing, so is calamari. The Chesapeake chicken is to die for!!!!
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    AMAZING seafood. They know what they're doing in Baltimore, especially this place.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MoshNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You get your money's worth with the mac and cheese! Topped with breadcrumbs it's amazing
  • Tracey H.
    Tracey HalvorsenOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great helpful people, I always bring my car here with any problems, and they take great care of me. Reasonable prices.
  • 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
  • kate r.
    kate roweDecember 10, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    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 :)
  • Greg R.
    Greg RubyFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Monday-Friday Happy Hour special (3P-7P) - 6 Chincoteagues oysters for $6
  • 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!
  • Michele H.
    Michele HamlinFebruary 25, 2012
    Awesome service. Knowledgeable, friendly mechanics. Thanks, Bill, you went above and beyond. :)
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToughSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service here. They look for effective, inexpensive solutions. I've used them many times.
  • Kristi P.
    Kristi PearceSeptember 29, 2012
    Beer mussels and the seafood club are ridiculously amazing!
  • brian m.
    brian murphyFebruary 3, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite oysters/seafood spot in Baltimore. Crushes are good for brunch!
  • Jaime C.
    Jaime CserSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackened Salmon BLT (no bacon though lol) is amazing!
  • JoAnn D.
    JoAnn D'AlbaDecember 22, 2015
    Potato skins topped with crab, shrimp, and scallops. Oh My God!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BlattMay 15, 2014
    The oysters on the half shell and oysters rockafeller were fabulous!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GuambanaAugust 11, 2012
    Awesome brunch. Must try the Egg/cheese/scrapple sandwich!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FordSeptember 4, 2011
    The soft shell crab with lump crab imperial is legit! Delicious!!!!
  • Todd R.
    Todd RademacherDecember 23, 2014
    Excellent seafood, oysters are excellent.
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAApril 9, 2012
    Bar and small dining area downstairs ...and dining seating upstairs
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BerryhillJuly 26, 2011
    The crab cake sandwhich was amazing! Would definitely come back!
  • Tigran S.
    Besides oysters Seafood chowder is amazing!
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.August 17, 2014
    Love the shrimp cocktail--they're always extremely fresh!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FengMay 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters, Mac and cheese, and their world famous ORANGE CRUSH. My favorite Canton hangout.
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DaskalakisSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Orange crush, seafood skins, and a wedge salad (it's huge).
  • Farah R.
    Farah RoldanAugust 26, 2016
    The artichokes and crab dip was to die for.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PowersAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the most amazing French toast, I also recommend the Mac n cheese
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubAugust 10, 2017
    Oysters are fantastic. Solid beer list.
  • Cherise
    CheriseFebruary 12, 2015
    Great place to take the family for Sunday brunch.
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