Mama's on the Half Shell
to create a Modern Day - Old School establishment. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland Seafood is a
rite of passage – and of course, not to mention your grandma’s recipes.
Mama’s boasts a classic approach with the latest and greatest cuisine. Our Chef continues to challenge
the greatness of Maryland seafood, with a then and now approach.
Our cozy atmosphere lends to an easy going style. Our interior is surrounded by pictures and artifacts
from our Maryland shores along with genuine Chesapeake Bay Memorabilia.
We are proud of our restaurants blended atmosphere. Whether you are here for a game with your pals, a
business meeting or date night – we’ve got you covered.
Our Mama’s Family is dedicated to bringing you into our home to feel like you’ve known us forever.
We enjoyed the following: oysters rockefeller, crab cake, MD crab soup and seafood chowder. Thank you.
It was everything we were told it would be! Fantastic crab & oyster dishes!
Great Bloody Mary! Loved it! Seafood chowder was comforting and hit the spot for me. The bouillabaisse was a bit salty for me (but normally I eat low sodium foods and that’s just my preference). The crab cake benny was delicious with amazing sweet potato tatertots! Service was great and friendly. My friend and I had the privilege of sitting outside on a nice day that was well sheltered frm the sun. Great time with amazing food and ambiance.
Good food, good service, and a very friendly staff
EVERYTHING was delicious from appetizers to dessert!!! The service was fast, food was hot, waiters were attentive, and portion size was good for the price. I would definitely visit again!!!
Nice ambiance and food was delicious. Good portion size . Enjoyed the experience
I enjoyed the experience and the menu for Restaurant week was great, but they did not seem prepared for a Friday crowd. I purposely made a reservation so I could sit inside and was told they overbooked so I had to sit outside or wait for a table. I preferred sitting inside because I was ordering seafood and didn’t want to share it with the flies. Lastly, the music they were playing was not family-friendly as several songs that came over the speakers while I ate had foul language and content. I wasn’t one of the families seated outside, but I would think they wouldn’t appreciate their children hearing foul lyrics.
Good food and good service.
The best seafood! Very fresh!
Extremely attentive and friendly servers!
Our crab cakes were outstanding. I must admit the noise level was disconcerting. It was too loud upstairs at times to hear each other. We waited a long time to sit upstairs because it would be quieter there.
Went for restaurant week to try this place for the first time and it was great! Food was delicious and plentiful. Definitely going to have to try it again in the future.
Excellent food. Great service. People were nice and prompt without being intrusive. Highly recommended and definitely would go again when I’m in Baltimore
I celebrated my birthday with family and friends. Some of them are extremely particular in their food tastings and the handling of the entrees. Everyone was happy with their meal and those particular ones enjoyed themselves and their entrees. Portions were excellent sizes. Our server was very attentive and extremely polite. It was perfect!
Oysters were great, we had a good time!
A friend and I went for lunch. We had Bloody Marys which were very good. They had just the right kick to them. We also enjoyed the Half and Half crush. It was half orange, half grapefruit and one of the best crushes I have ever had. Food wise we shared Cream of crab soup, Fried calamari, and the Bouillabaisse. All dishes were fresh and delicious. Our waitress was great too! We would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Visiting Baltimore this weekend—had both dinner and brunch! Downstairs by the bar IS noisy but it’s s great atmosphere, friendly service, and fabulous food.
Best soft shell crab, crab cakes & oysters on the half shell - that's what we had 11AM on a Sunday for our first time @ Mamas - OUTSTANDING -the new benchmark. Our party ate & drank other things as well - all very well made. Loved the atmosphere. I drove down from Philly. Others flew in from Oregon visiting family who just moved to DC who joined us. In spite of other places I had been to in the past visiting Baltimore, all on the waterfront, I carefully researched crab houses in Baltimore for this special gathering of old school Navy family & friends for the perfect seafood place and this was my pick. You don't need the waterfront here. What you feel inside, from the moment you see the place, you first bight when your eyeballs roll back in bliss and as I write this 24 hours later says it all. I probably wouldn't say this about places anywhere in the world, as it is a big world with new things to see and try, but when I come back to Baltimore I'll be back. . . again and again. . . and I'll go one more that I've never said about anywhere. . if I had a choice for a last meal, I'd have it here. . it's a little piece of heaven.
Fried oyster were excellent. Sides were made from fresh veggies.
Amazing service and great food! We enjoyed a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Recommend the Rockefeller Oysters and Calamari!
Loved it! The food was great however, it was way too loud for an enjoyable lunch.
Server was so friendly! She even gave us a baby bib since we’re having a baby soon 👶🏻
Very cool place. A lot of history. The service was great. When our server was busy. Another one jumped in to help out. The oysters both raw and fried were absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to return and try out other menu items.
Amazing food and drinks. Such a great place if you want to experience Baltimore seafood.
Service was mediocre...had to ask for new drinks; wait staff didn't seem particularly happy to be there or to serve us. We had made a reservation and I had expected a little bit more upscale dining. The food was okay...nothing special. The Caesar salad wasn't much of a Caesar salad. The crab cakes were okay, but I had certainly had better in this city. I would not return to or recommend this restaurant.
Bachelor Party Dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience
Awesome fresh oysters on the half shell, great CRUSH Drinks, great beer on tap...and the best crab cakes in MD. Also, we enjoyed Soft Shelled Crabs...AWESOME.
My aunt, sister and I dined at Mama's. We were all super excited because my family were regulars at Connely's. We were really looking forward to some great food. We first ordered the cream of crab soup which all of us thought was delicious. My sister and I ordered the seafood combo and my aunt, the stuffed shrimp. I ordered my combo without the tilapia (is that even a real fish) and oysters. When the food first came out, I quickly noticed they weren't butterflied like Connely's shrimp but no big deal. The batter didnt look like Connely's either. I tasted the shrimp and it was nothing like Connely's. The shrimp tasted rancid (that's an extreme description but the only way to describe it other than not fresh) and had a bacon taste, kinda like there was bacon in the grease they were fried in. The crab cake was ok at best (needed old bay so it tasted like crab) and her oysters were not seasoned at all. My aunt's stuffed shrimp were not seasoned and the pepper taste was overpowering. You could taste the red peppers but nothing else, not even the crab. Her jumbo shrimp were rubbery and not quite done. Her macaroni and cheese was missing cheese and tasted like buttered macaroni. The service was excellent and our waitress tried her best. She got the kitchen to replace the 4 jumbo shrimp with 4 grilled shrimp. We brought our issues to the manager's attention. Especially how they should not be billing the shrimp as Connelys because they were NOT a representation of Connelys. He shared it was more of a homage to them. He offered us dessert on him which we turned down but later accepted because we were still hungry. This was a waste of $160. Maybe it was a bad day for Mama's but we wont be going back. I am kinda sorry I recommended we should go there.
Fantastic as always. Food, atmosphere, and our server was great.
We had the best morning and afternoon. The brunch menu can’t be beat!!
All good food great
Second time here. We returned because we loved it the first time. This second time was alright. Waitress was a bit mean, the place was empty yet she gave us a tiny table and an option of another tiny table although there were many empty tables and remained empty until we left an hour later. Manager did come over to tell us we were free to sit anywhere so that made up for it.
Food always great! Always service with a smile
We made reservations through Open Table for 7:30. We arrived 5 min early and were directed to wait at the bar. After waiting 35 min we asked what happened and were seated in 5 minutes. According to OT our reservation was cancelled at 7:50. Waitress was slow to take our order after the long wait. That being said, the food was excellent.
Food was great
Wonderful ambience and tasting seafood joint
It's always a great time to eat at Mama's on the Half Shell! Service is consistently attentive and food options unique and tempting!
The seafood at Mama’s is excellent. Holly the waitress is top notch. Cool place in Canton. We sat outside on Preakness Day. My daughters were too cold to sit inside. If there is room, sit at the raw bar. Highly recommend!
Fabulous! Wife loved the clams casino. My oysters & crab worthy of a return trip!
Extremely satisfied with service and food :
Crab cake s were delicious- oysters and scallops cooked to perfection- service was thorough but not annoying- will go back in the future