Mother's Federal Hill Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My server was nice.

S
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bachelorette - great time. Awesome service and fantastic food!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

DR
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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 .

B
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

VM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Love the food, particularly brunch! Hate the noise!

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

o
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

r
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

J
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. :)

n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

j
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

KD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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,

OT
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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

L
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

z
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

B
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

j
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

c
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The onion rings where the best.

o
Baltimore
188 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Mother's Federal Hill Grill may not look like much, but it has very good food. There is an extensive menu with daily deals and specials. For this lunch, we ordered from the specials that included an orange roughy sandwich and a crab quiche. Both choices were well-prepared and satisfying. Service was very friendly.

I
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant week foods were good and service was impeccable.
Filet, crab cake, and mussels!!

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not quite what I was expecting. More of a neighborhood type establishment. Probably perfect for young professionals after work but not what I was looking for.

RT
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My friend and I truly enjoyed the restaurant week menu this past Thursday. I indulged in calamari, a jumbo lump crab cake, mashed potatoes with loaded butter, chipotle Mac n cheese, and bread pudding. Not to mention drafts of Sam Adams Seasonal. Great evening!

S
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Place is dark and crammed. Seemed to cater to locals, but nothing special. Crab melt lacked flavor. Fries were good. They seem to specialize in burgers and wings.

NL
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The service was very good, not outstanding. The noise level was tolerable until a large group was seated nearby. All seemed to be trying to out shout the other at the same time.

PC
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good time and enjoyed the food very much on a Sunday afternoon. It was not super crowded but I got the impression that the service would have been great even if it were. We will definitely go again.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is always hot. Bloody Marys are perfect. Service is impecable.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have a party of 13 with 4 children. We had a table upstairs which worked out great. Was only one other table in use so was like having your own private room. Food and service was great. Waitress was very attentive to all our needs.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect for our Mother' Day! Made a reservation but wasn't too overcrowded. Great service, food was good--great brunch spot, great mimosa specials! Would definitely go back again for breakfast!

OT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Considering it was a hectic Mother's Day breakfast / brunch @ Mothers - we were pleasantly surprised at the good quality food, but most of all the great service! From our nice server to the hosts, etc. all were welcoming, friendly, attentive and never oversolicitous.
Great start to the day. Thanks!

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