Mother's North Grille

4.3
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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LM
Tahoe
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Mother's Restaurant. It has solid food, drinks and service. The wings are the best anywhere!! Burgers are also the bomb! My husband goes there at least once a week and as a family we are there monthly. Never a complaint.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming their!! Friendly atmosphere, great staff an really good food!!!

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While a little pricey for lunch, the food was good overall.

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LJ
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week and we VERY impressed! Will definitely be back...Restaurant Week or not!

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DC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The hostess seemed a little overwhelmed. We arrived at 5:58p for a 6p party of 8 reservation. She said that none of the others had arrived. While we waited my husband went to the restroom. On his way he walked into the other 6 of our party who had already been seated. We seemed to be the only party of 8 at that hour, so I'm not sure why the confusion.

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JG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very few customers on a Thursday evening. Food was prompt and hot. Service was ok but waitress had to be summoned to request beverage refills.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made my reservation on-line and receive a confirmation however, when I arrived the restaurant was CLOSED. There was a hand written sign on the door "Closed for cleaning - Sorry for the inconvenience"
Why was my reservation accepted if your location was closed?
Very disappointed!!!!!

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r
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mother's. Great menu. Great ambiance... Casual and fun. Fantastic service with friendly staff. Consistently good. Doesn't feel like a chain. It is out go to place for a fun easy meal

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Football Sunday was awesome. Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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CC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took out of town guests in for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food selections and the service was excellent. I will go again for a pleasant, casual dining experience.

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MR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Food was excellent. Mixed drink, although good, very expensive. Would definitely go back but wouldn’t order mixed drink.

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AG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Mother’s. Love that they take reservations on a busy Friday night. It is a regular place for my family.

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F
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious. Came out exactly as we ordered it. Waitress was very attentive

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JG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good. Jambalaya delicious with definite New Orleans roots. Burgers were as ordered, hot and flavorful, though 1 of us got 2 roll tops. Fish and chips hot and good though batter doesn’t seem to be beer battered. Waitress was very attentive, refilled drinks without us having to look for her. Food arrived quickly. Good experience as usual.

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ND
Baltimore
113 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mother's has become an easy "go to" restaurant for my family because it is family friendly, well located, and has reliable service & good food.
The staff does a nice job.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice local restaurant. We recommend the Jambalaya.

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AL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I eat here frequently. The buffalo chicken sandwich was too tough. Service was not fast or particularly friendly.....it appeared she was taking care of too many tables.

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PB
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Many good choices on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their lunch.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Good service, huge menu.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great atmosphere with GREAT food!!! My waitress was outstanding as well! The BEER and FOOD were reasonably priced!!! Definitely my new favorite spot!!!

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OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. We went for the Breakfast. Top 5 places. My boyfriend and I go to a diffrent place for breakfast 2x a month and this was a top one

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting...group of 6 - everyone enjoyed their food.

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A
Baltimore
21 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
19 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
6 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
19 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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ND
Baltimore
113 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
6 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
42 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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B
Austin
2 reviews
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
74 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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ND
Baltimore
114 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
11 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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