Mother's North Grille

4.2
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138 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.
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HO
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We needed a spot for out of town family and ourselves, where kids were welcome. Our server approached our table cordially but disinterested, which continued throughout the meal. Despite have two kids and promise of a kids menu, it only showed up after we had all ordered. Food was as anticipated: acceptable and straight forward. A simple Caesar with chicken was forgotten. Our server neglected us for most the evening, to the point she didn’t know about the salad, nor a long over due drink check, nor being able to pick up the check itself. Like most other renowned City Haunts that moves to this part of the county in the last decade, we weren’t as impressed. In a pinch we’ll go back but we weren’t made to feel like we were having a special time out spending a lot of money on food.

CK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of noise and TV monitors

GH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We came in from out of town. I did research and picked this place based on the reviews. Bad idea for our group. The food was gross and cold. Don't waste your time going here.

PH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lobster and shrimp roll was very disappointing, especially for the price. Lacks flavor and was served on a half stale roll.

a
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my family of four and my mother. Everyone loved their meals and there were no leftovers!

a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress met all our needs. The drinks were fantastic with a great variety. We ordered the Brussels sprouts appetizers and it was great. Both our dinners were delish!!! Fast service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stopped in after an event.
Everything was spot on

d
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What I love about Mother's Grill is the menu selection. I'm very picky but I can always find at least 5 things to get which is amazing for me. Also the service is great as well as the prices. Great place to eat!!

R
Baltimore
125 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s has become our “go to” restaurant when we go out with other families for a casual meal. We often go to Mother’s after sports practices, and the staff is always accommodating.

Typically I order the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. I’ve had this item at restaurants throughout the Baltimore area, and Mother’s is the best. No question. This time, however, I had the Chicken Pot Pie. It was FANTASTIC. We were there on a cold night, and had just come from soccer practice. The hot pot pie was just what I needed. I highly recommend it.

The beer selection is deep! It has many staples, as well as a nice selection of rotating seasonal brews.

The service was OUTSTANDING. Maggie has been our waitress before and was again on our most recent visit. She is great, a true asset for Mother’s. At the end of our meal she told us that she added an 18% tip onto the check because we had a large group. Many waiters/waitresses wouldn’t have done that. Maggie is a class act.

We will continue to return.

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress Mary was wonderful!!
Thank you! We will be back.

BW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time PJ Brunch.

JM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We had reservation we brought in a cake for a bday celebration..ee were seated promptly. First time there.
We had Meredith a delightful person. Very prompt. Although when asked what she recommended. Wasn't informative she just noted high lighted things that were on menu were faves
The Nachos with added shrimp was EXCELLENT
THE spicy meatloaf dinner was hust ok. The broccoli was asked to be steaned well and was hard. But my brother just didnt eat it. My Husbsbd got the filet which was tender but not a lot of flavor .My father had the steak sub it was good. I had the LOBSTER shrimp cobb salad looked beautiful. I bit into the libster chunk spot it out it was sour bitter. MEREDITH BROUGHT ME A MENU and never apologized I did ask her to inform the chef that he needs to check the lobster the shrimp were good. However, I was turned off in my palet abd fecided not to order anything further. I thanked her snd told her so. About 10 min later im not sure who he was a young man appeared at the table AND didn't introduce himself snd said are you going to order anything else ? How rude and unprofessional. . Interrupted our conversation and no apologies. Didn't really seem to care about our experience. We even gave Merdith a quarter of the cake to share with the staff.
I don't know what bothered me snd my husbsnd more , the spoiled lobster or the attitude of the msnager. We did still tip 20% because Meredith was pheasant. And not her fault. We typically tip 30% but couldnt get past the over all experience. Probably will not return to MOTHERS.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was ok. I’ve had better service. And the condensation from the air conditioning kept dripping on us. Overall...ok...but I think that was my last visit.

LF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from a scratch kitchen. People are friendly. Great place!

CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. The gumbo was excellent. My salad greens were fresh and dressing were homemade.

PB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our Lunch Food was great! Our waitress was not very attentive but pleasant when we requested something.

OT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of few restaurants that does not give you smaller portions on the restaurant week meal. Excellent dinner.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party of 5 ranged in ages of 14-89; this is now our favorite family restaurant. The teenagers said this was the best fish & chips they’ve ever had. Other entrees at our table: steak & smashburgers. Servings and service were exceptional. Mmmm, and so were the onion rings.

T
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch menu. We were very satisfied. We'll be back again, soon.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their meal but me the fillet steak was very chewy and fatty.

j
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

servers were very welcoming, manager went by our table, introduced himself and conversed with us, i had a tasty steak with the best onion rings i have had
all for a very reasonable price
it was me and my wife's anniversary so we were very thankful for the whole experience

N
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Inside areas plenty of TVs and sometimes other activities. On the patio live music is fantastic

R
Baltimore
126 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother's has become our "go to" restaurant for a reliable, solid meal and good service. Maggie was our waitress and did a great job.
We will return!

S
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed being with my friends and food was delicious and service was great!

k
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was my first time eating at Mother's, from the time we entered the door everyone was nice, food was very good n I will being back.

FT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been there twice now and both times was very pleased with our food and service

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

7 of is with 2 children. The children's steak was a great portion for our 12 year old. Not small. I loved my chicken cheese steak. My husband enjoyed his garlic hot wings. The others in our party enjoyed a burger, ribs and fish tacos. Great place for everyone to get something different. We would have preferred the brussels sprouts appetizer to have them browned a little. They were more steamed.

KC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, lots to choose from, great service!

OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. More vegetables options would be great.

AW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Food and drinks were good. Our waitress was very attentive. Prices were also good. This is my fourth time here and I have never had a bad experience.

SK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was our first time at this establishment. The server was nice and attentive, but so attentive that we felt rushed.

EW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time at Mothers Grille and it is very good! Great service and food!

DG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Food was great!!! We will be back sooner than later.

L
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! My mama camarones dish was superb. And so were the bloody marys. Everyone enjoyed their food and the ambiance. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

EW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Mother's North Grille. Great food and friendly service. We will definitely be going back! Thank you!

FC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at the restaurant. I was celebrating my birthday, and had 6 other people in my party. Everyone was especially pleased with the selection, the prices and portion sizes, and especially the way the food tasted! They all said they will visit the restaurant in the very near future. I also praised the restaurant with several people the next day at church.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

They have a great staff team and service! But their ranch is not ideal.

DK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We work at Tessco around the corner and are at Mother’s pretty frequently. We always have a good experience.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. Large varieiof choices and nice sized servings. Will definitely be going back. OC BLT, Ravens chicken and Crab melt were delicious.

W
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you haven't been here yet then you have to make a reservation after reading this review. You will not be disappointed if you're looking for great food at a reasonable price. The services has always been exceptional and friendly. My personal favorite is the bison burger which comes with a sunny side egg on top. There are plenty of menu choices for everyone and they have a great selection of beer and mixed drinks. There are plenty of big screen tv's showing all types of sports to keep you entertained. OK, now go make a reservation, you won't be sorry.