Mother's Federal Hill Grille

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81 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
In Baltimore, Maryland, Mother's Federal Hill Grille serves up delicious meals in a festive, fun atmosphere, specializing in fresh seafood. The kitchen uses only fresh ingredients in all its American bar and grill classics and the full bar serves up great Maryland craft beers and mixed drinks. It's a good place for a night out with friends or a place to meet up after work.



Mother's Federal Hill Grille has a wide ranging menu that includes appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches and larger plates that are sure to satisfy your hunger as well as your taste buds. If you want to share some food while catching up with friends, try Mother's Federal Hill Grille appetizers like Camden crab cake or Old Bay steamed shrimp. Entrées include Mom's spicy meatloaf and the double phat crab cake dinner. Mother's is your game day headquarters for Orioles and Ravens games.

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JaimeL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great family spot for a solid meal. Our waitress was great, food was good and we didn't feel bad having our 3 kiddos (8 yrs old and under) with us

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vipLarry
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The place was packed so a neighborhood gem. We had little ones but the kids menu was perfect for them. I had the fish of the day blackened and my wife had the filet. Good but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the workers were so welcoming and the food was AMAZING. wish it was a little more food for the steep pricing (it was valentines day special menu) but definitely everything I wanted and more. candles lit on each table is a nice touch too

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JennyL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go for restaurant week menu but it’s not worth it with the price. So we order regular menu and the lobster Benedict is great with awesome service.

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Musselman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the bottomless brunch for $20 and the food was excellent. I had the Irish cream pancakes and the crab/shrimp quesadilla! Service was fast and efficient. Would highly recommend and will return!

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EricaT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was very pleased with my selection and the service I received. It was a very chill environment and seems like the nice neighborhood restaurant. I would definitely go back. I highly recommend the Bread Pudding Beignets.

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vipAlex
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Straight to the point this restaurant has fallen (gotten cheap on their food Quality and ingredients) over time far as food and service is down. I won't be back!

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Nick
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Helpings were generous and the atmosphere was very fun.

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vipBurke
Baltimore
112 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good spot for a good meal, diverse menu, lots of Southern and Creole style food along with traditional favorites. My Maryland crab soup and crab cake very good, others at the table enjoyed gumbo, good meals all around. We visited on a Sunday, mid-day, football weekend, so the restaurant side of the house slowly but surely became an extension of the adjacent bar scene; nice folks, just got a bit noisy. Would expect that to NOT be a problem most days.

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vipKimberlyN
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We frequent Mother's and generally have an excellent experience. This day was an exception, however. The service was extremely slow and our waitress said little to keep us informed of the status of our order or to check on our drinks. After asking another server for a status update, we learned there was a large trivia event happening in a back room and this was the reason for the slow service. (A) It would have been nice for my own server to mention this in the beginning to manage our expectations, and (B) The restaurant knew it had this event and probably could have increased staffing to accommodate. We will go back, but hope for a much better experience next time.

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JackieS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traveling Texans

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here and had an amazing time

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trueself
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My server was nice.

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Sheila
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food and excellent, friendly service. My go to place for dinner before music in Fed Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner with daughter. Promptly seated and greeted by friendly server. Filet at Mother’s is a favorite and didn’t disappoint.

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vipGinaG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was great & food was vert tasty. There was a strong burning smell from kitchen that was unpleasant & my chair was swaying as it needed to be tightened. I would still come back as food was different & delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette - great time. Awesome service and fantastic food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time there, my boyfriend had Breakfast which was a simple one I could make at home. But wa fine. Mine got a salad very good.

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vipDonR
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went to Mother's on a Saturday night, before an Orioles game. Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience. The food was poorly prepared. Burgers were not cooked to order correctly and the sides were cold (soggy fries). One of the guests did not receive her food with the rest of us, and when the fish and chips was delivered, the plate was full of oil/grease from the fryer and the fries were cold. All-in-all, this was not a good experience. If you're going to Federal Hill, there are much better food options.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was really good had the buffalo chicken sandwich and cream of crab soup. Waitress was kind and helpful. Over all great. A bit loud though .

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vipBill247
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't actually get to eat. Showed up at the time of our reservation, and it was closed!

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VealMarsala
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Love the food, particularly brunch! Hate the noise!

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John
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Mothers. Best Bloody Marys. Very good selection of meals. Service is great. Breakfast is the best in area.

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outoftowndiner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was fast, friendly and courteous. Food was good, not great, but no complaints. Lots of beer selections. This is a friendly neighborhood pub that is in walking distance of the ball park, convention center and waterfront. When I find myself in town again, Mother's will be on my list of places to stop in for a spell.

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rrc142
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

6 of us met at Mother's for beers and pub food. Mother's offers a good balance between bar and restaurant. The food is not fussy but very good. The food is mostly homemade and of good quality. There were plenty of burgers and sandwiches to choose from, as well as a pretty good beer selection. The staff was very friendly and the service was prompt. I would go back again to start a night out.

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Janet
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and really was comfort food just like "Mother" would make. The staff was very friendly, oh so nice and attentive. My Husband and I went here during Restaurant Week for a "date night" while my Mom kept our Baby Boy. Not only did they have one of the best Restaurant Week deals around but we loved it and will definitely be back. :)

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nbtrxl2
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Mother's restaurant for some time. However, went for dinner and had a great time. The server and overall
service was great. The food and drinks were served in a timely manner and both were very good. Will be returning soon.

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jack
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good and service adequate great place for a large group.

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vipKDintheCity
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I love Mother's! It's one of the few spots in Baltimore that we're had CONSISTENT good food and friendly, efficient service. I absolutely love their boneless wings!

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Greg
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here at least twice a month, GREAT food, GREAT service, prices are good. Sometimes it can be a little noisy since the bar is so close to the food tables but over all you don't really care because everything else is always so good,

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seemed very busy the night of our visit due to a TV show filming on location, so it took a while for our server to return after delivering our drinks. She was very sweet though and our meal came fast and was very good. We''ll return!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was definitely busy, which hindered the service a little. Food was good, but not exceptional. Fun and good for cheap drinks.

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vipLeslie
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Downstairs we found that the noise level was way too loud to even hang out in there. It was noticeably uncomfortable. But since we had 8 people, we were set up upstairs and had the room to ourselves, including the big screen tv. And our waiter Brent, was fantastic. The wings tasted very similar, so that was a disappointment. We also tried the special ice cream of the day and that also was sub par. But it was a fun place and worth going back.

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zogirl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I dined here on New Years Eve. Trying to find parking was hectic and I called the restaurant to let them know I would be late. We ended up being 30 minutes late. The restaurant was very understanding about the situation being New Years Eve.

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Brianline
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed a Blue Cheese Burger. It was good. The burger was cooked to my request - which is always satisfying. The waitress was kind , prompt , and friendly. I look forward to dining here again.

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vipjmethechef
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2013
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Unfortunately, we looked at the menu and then left. It was pub grub and not the caliber of restaurant we had hoped for when booking. Nothing on anyone's plate looked at all appetizing or even smelled good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Mother's of Federal Hill Grille. The ice cream alone is a reason to eat there.

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vipSatisfied
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We stopped here while passing through Baltimore on I-95; easy access from I-95 & convenient parking garage nearby. The entrance opens up into a loud bar. We sat in the back, where it was quieter. The food we had included chilli, charred black pepper tuna salad, crab cakes, and deserts. Very tasty comfort food. Would come here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Kerry(?), was fabulous! She was fun, helpful, provided excellent service and great advice on food, etc. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back.

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vipcherobrien
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2013
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It kind of advertised itself as a bar with a fabulous menu but it turns out it is only a bar with pretty good burgers.

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Mother's Federal Hill Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mother's Federal Hill Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 244-8686.

Mother's Federal Hill Grille is rated 4 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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