Mother's North Grille

4.3
73 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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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Cross street
Padonia Rd.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was very good - - steak night special was the best at our table, hamburger also very good, and chicken pesto sandwich was ok. Side salads were good as well.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to watch the Ravens game on a Sunday. Not too crowded, vulgar, or loud - perfectly suitable for the whole family, small ones included. The Sunday brunch offered before 2pm is wonderful - especially the bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. This is a regular spot for me and my friends and family members. I enjoy it better than the Federal Hill location, mainly because its larger and the parking is plentiful and ambiance a little less bar-like. Mothers is definitely a neighborhood staple.

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OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience! Reserved a booth and were seated there. Varied menu that would suit most all people. Good sports viewing. Will return!

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JG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The burgers are flavorful & moist with good crispy exterior. Lots of options but even plain is really good. Jambalaya is so very close in flavor profile to New Orleans & very generous portion. Yummy. Our group liked the meatloaf - great comfort food - and it does have a kick to it! Casual & good comfortable neighborhood place. Hostesses very friendly and our experiences with wait staff has been very very good. Attentive, accommodating and very pleasant.

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OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fish special with salmon and another fish. Was delicious and came without sauce just like I specified. Had requested a booth and it was waiting even on s busy Friday night! We go there often!

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WD
Baltimore
107 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother's has become our "go to" for a good family night out. I usually order the buffalo chicken sandwich, which is AWESOME! This time, however, I had the shrimp salad wrap. It, too, was delicious.
The beer selection is very good as well.
The service is always very good.
The one thing I don't like is the t-shirts on the staff. It's hard to explain "I Love Hot Moms" to my young daughter.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restuarant I've been to in a while and the service was fantastic!!!!

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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R
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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BE
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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HB
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mussels and beer deals!

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ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Baltimore
107 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service and great food!

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KC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a an attentive server and great food.

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PW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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WD
Baltimore
107 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

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

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Austin was awesome. Great service. Yummy food!

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BL
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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DC
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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