Mother's North Grille

4.3
66 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Founder Dave Rather graduated from Towson in 1991. He spent many years socializing in the York Rd. corridor. He created Mom’s Social Club that brought New Orleans bands to Baltimore for New Years Parties and brought Marylanders to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Having success with the social club, Dave started working on a tavern concept. His brother Adam, the cofounder and executive chef, learned his trade in St. John, Virgin Islands from Chef Aaron Willis.

The two brothers combined forces to create Mother’s Federal Hill Grille to sold out crowd New Years Eve 1997. Mother’s Federal Hill has fed over 500,000 meals to hungry guests. Mother’s has won many awards including Top Sports Bar in the country by Sporting News, Ultimate Burger in Maryland by the Food Network, multiple Best of Baltimore awards including Best Bar Food. Mother's North outdoor patio now open. Please join us on our patio, seating is first come first serve.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday – 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(443) 991-5256
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Padonia Rd.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
66 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
57%
Very Good
28%
Good
11%
Fair
0%
Poor
4%
4.0
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
3.0Dined 5 days ago

We went to start my best friends bridal bachelorette night. The food was great and reasonably priced. The staff was great as well. The down side was the live music on the patio was loud and the speaker was pointed right toward the dining area. My only suggestion would be to turn the music down so patrons can hear each other while talking and won’t have to yell.

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JG
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Burgers flavorful & cooked as requested. Fries hot. Jambalaya good though would like a little more of a kick

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R
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food was quite good. My husband had a hamburger, cream of crab soup and I had a shrimp salad sandwich and French fries. We enjoyed our dinners and would come back again. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Our server was outstanding. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the crab soup!

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BE
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Steak was great and we had the best crab cakes ever!

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HB
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great mussels and beer deals!

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ER
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Watched the Capitals game...lots of Tv's and they had the sound on....The place was Rockin the Red. Great food and drink!

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m
1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Horrible experience. I wouldn’t go there again. I’m a bit upset because one of the reasons I use the Open Table app is there are normally a good selection of restaurants to choose from. I should have known right away when we got there for Sunday morning breakfast and the place was empty.

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WD
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Kellie is a great waitress. She is friendly and knows the menu well. We had a problem with our meal and she worked with the manager to resolve it quickly and without hesitation.

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JY
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a group of 6 for brunch including my two kids (1 and 3). The food was great, and the atmosphere was nice. I haven't been in later, and I am sure it is louder then, but there were a good amount of families and children at brunch.

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CS
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had dinner reservations at 7 with friends. We got there early for the Preakness race and sat at the bar. I really liked everything about Mother's North Grille. The food was really good and the music was nice to listen to.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fast service and great food!

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KC
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. I'll definitely be back!

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JC
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food and service, will definitely return! i needed the service to get me out within 45 min of our arrival and they did!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a an attentive server and great food.

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PW
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was great - my nachos were the best I’ve had anywhere else in town.

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WD
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Mother's is quickly becoming a "go to" dining venue for my family and me. We can get a reservation easily, and the food & service are always reliable / consistent. The beer list is large and varied, which is nice.

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P
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day. Food special just OK. Very noisy but not unexpected.

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J
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The corned beef and cabbage was not very good. It was salty and the cabbage was overly dry.
The live music was to loud. We were practically screaming at each other to talk.

It was not a good atmosphere for our dinner.

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JS
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Austin was awesome. Great service. Yummy food!

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DA
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was good, but we were very disappointed to see that our favorite entree, the surf and turf salad, was no longer offered.

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l
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

GREAT RIBS AND CRAB SOUP. NEVER HAD ANYTHING I DIDN'T KUJE

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DC
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was fantastic. Simple bar food with a slightly elevated twist. Our server was very attentive and extremely pleasant. Surely worth a return.

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B
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was a great place to take the kids for Valentine's Day! Enjoyed the service and the 80's music of Prince and Michael Jackson.

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NB
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was excellent however, the rib eye was very fatty and the peppercorn sauce was a thick glob of gravy and very unappealing. The mashed potatoes and string beans that came with it was overdone in butter. However, the mussels were delicious as was the heath brownie dessert. The noise level was so loud that we could really not hear each other at our table but there was some sort of party going on in the other part of the restaurant so maybe that was why. We decided that, based on the looks of the sandwiches going past, we would prefer coming here for lunch.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First, our server Elizabeth was excellent...perfect level of attentiveness without being intrusive, and her knowledge of the menu was spot on. Second, the mussels, honey old bay wings and Americana burger were awesome...and they all came out hot, which is a lost art these days. Only improvement would be a lower light level...it was bright and rather clinical...dim the lights a little to warm up the atmosphere. We will return very soon.

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TD
3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Vibrant if somewhat noisy sports bar. More varied menu than a burger joint. The Gyro was recommended by the waitress but she didn't explain I was getting a lamb burger on a bun and I was a bit disappointed that I didn't receive what I anticipated - sliced lamb on Pita with traditional sauce, etc. I would not order the Gyro (burger ) again for that reason. The turkey burger was reportedly tasty. Price point was acceptable and this restaurant is an acceptable alternative to other burger/bar food locations with numerous sports screens.

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TF
3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

For the most part truly met our expectations. I would recommend, food was great across the board. However, there was a problem and disappointment. The drink, I only had a beer due to driving, but we ordered a long island ice tea for my wife. I should have check the price before ordering, something I rarely do; much to my surprise, they charge me as if we were in a 5-star hotel restaurant in Hawaii... no more drinks for us at Mother's.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food choices & Restaurant Week menu was an excellent value.

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m
3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Second time trying mothers north. Found the food underwhelming and the prices astronomical for subpar bar food. Won't go back again

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PB
5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a very enjoyable lunch. Good menu with menu choices. I love the onion straws.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Our OpenTable reservation worked great - they were ready for us when we arrived. Our server couldn't have been nicer - attentive without pestering, smiled through all of our requests, especially when we asked to split the check 4 ways! Personally, my Turkey Green Machine salad was over the top delicious. Apps came out hot and the drinks were good (try the Mojito Crush - awesome!) Our group tends to linger WAY after the check has been paid, but we never felt rushed to get out. The single musician sounded great and best of all - DIDN'T HAVE HIS AMP TURNED UP TO 11 AS IF HE WERE PLAYING TO A STADIUM :) Overall, a great experience and everyone said they would be regulars.

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F
4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Good ribs and good pot pie. The desserts were swallowed up too! We enjoyed the food, though the noise level was high, [a 6:30 res] then the music was cranked up and the noise level went higher. excellent service.

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OT
5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We consistently go to Mother's because there is always great food and service, and it's very easy there - no fuss. We just tried out the outdoor seating, and it was great!

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AL
4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Despite good service and good food, I am continually disappointed the at Mother's fails to have even the basic sugar, Splenda, etc., on the tables. Having been there several times the last few weeks, and commenting on it previously to server and manager, this continued failure to have these or basic condiments at the table, IS INSULTING!

I am not going to steal Splenda packets, and if some poor senior citizen were to do so, let em have it.
GIVE US ALL A LITTLE MORE REGARD AND RESPECT!

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M
4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything was fine but we had to wait a long time to get the check and it was only lunchtime.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food and service!!!

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OT
5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Great wings

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ED
5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a party of 18 and the food and service was great.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Had a coupon for 1/2 off an entree. Salmon and meatloaf were great. Service was attentive. Will definitely go back.

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