Mother's North Grille

4.4
171 Reviews
$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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vipBrassie
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu is terrific and the food was fine. We had a very nice server. The noise level inside was very high and the place was only half full. We would go back, but only if we could sit outside.

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vipLarryF
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fun bar! Live music!

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vipScott
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have eaten at Mothers several times. Food and Service Good. A very lively bar scene and live music was loud. Only complaint I ordered a Bourbon Manhattan, and received only a shot of bourbon and a cherry. Need to improve on one of the most called for cocktails.

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MichelleB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had good burgers and service at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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RichMD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have a nice outdoor patio area.
The food portions are large.

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vipJean
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful turkey dinner meal. Thank you! Excellent waitress also!

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Jimmydafish
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good dinner. My burger was cooked a little longer than I prefer but it was still excellent. Caesar salad was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner

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Phyl
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very noisy. Food is always good. Service was OK but they seemed to need more help.

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MichelleK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mother's for a late night Graduation celebration. Was worried we would be rushed out because we arrived 1 hour before closing. This was not the case at all. The waitress was super patient and friendly and didn't place any time constraints on our party. Food was delicious and worth every dime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big thank you to Janiece for all her help. Great place for breakfast too.

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vipJean
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals and fun atmosphere. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent but it took a very long time to get our food. The restaurant wasn’t very busy and we were ready to find our server to see what the delay was. We waited at least 45 min, likely closer to an hour, for our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The music was too loud which made the restaurant very noisy.

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vipCary
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff apparently forgot about us at first and I had to notify your manager. The situation was quickly and effectively corrected. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good meal at Mother’s. Live music is nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing! The food was really good too! My husband and I both tried different burgers. We love a good burger! The best part of the meal for me was dessert! I was really full but had to try the bread pudding beignets! AMAZING!

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vipBGmb
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only reason service received a 4/5 is because our server gave herself more tip than what we wrote on the ticket. Otherwise it’s always a great experience.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Place is great and I'm hard to impress all the side items were amazing I didn't think there was much flavor in the beef for the French dip, but the texture was great the dip was amazing everything hand made a little pricey but worth it like this place, great food clean place friendly employees pretty damn good in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined at this location on a weekend and was able to take advantage of the brunch menu. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Next time I’ll bring a designated driver and take advantage of the unlimited Mimosas!

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vip3boyDad
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always fantastic. Great selection. Can be a bit loud with live bands or trivia night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended on a Sunday, late afternoon. Not busy yet. Service was great. Many tv’s with every Sunday sporting event, but it was quiet and we were able to enjoy our conversation around a large table - no shouting necessary. Food was very good. Fried green tomatoes, salads, crab/cream of crab soups and burgers were all cooked well and very tasty. Definitely looking forward to another visit, even though it’s about a 40 minute drive from my house.

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vipMarkP
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We recently moved to the neighborhood so my wife and I decided to give it a try ... it always seems to be crowded and got good reviews. The good news is the burgers are quite good; cooked exactly to order, fresh and tasty. The menu has a lot of variety. The bad news is the service. First, having an OpenTable reservation means nothing. We arrived on time and waited a full 15-20 minutes for our table ... we, along with our reservation, were simply put into the queue along with everyone else who walked in. In addition, the reception staff was not particularly friendly, helpful or communicative. Our server, while pleasant, seemed overwhelmed, running from table to table, but did make an effort to check back with us periodically. And finally, it took quite a long time for our order to be cooked and brought to the table; almost 30 minutes for burgers ... this a place that serves bar food ... it's not fine dining.

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Trish
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was half empty yet ran out of menus and coffee mugs. Took 15 minutes to get water. Took longer than that to get coffee. In paper cup. Food decent.

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Barbara
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

We tried North Grille for one reason-to order the chicken pot pie. However, we were informed that the oven wasn't working and could not have that entrée. We had to order something else. While the food was good, we were still disappointed. Also, the music was being played much too loud-hard to have a conversation.

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BriaA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You all by far have the best Restaurant Week menu this year. It is above and beyond. Staff is on point too

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Brunch
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great! Food...I had the grilled pork chop that was the special. It taste like it was burnt. The wings and chicken finger appetizers we had where perfect! The entrees left a lot to be desired.

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SylfromTexas
Corpus Christi
60 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab dip was excellent. Fish and chips well portioned, but fish was a bit greasy. Raven wings were good. Overall, not the best but worth another visit.

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vipAnotherHomeRun
Baltimore
133 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As I've said before, Mother's North is always reliable. This time, we were given a table in a corner of the restaurant. Although it was big enough for my group it was uncomfortable. The staff listened to our complaint and immediately sat us elsewhere that was a better fit for us. Kudos to the Mother's staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rachel was an outstanding server!

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vipLarryF
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mother's North - scratch kitchen and great people!

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vipHungryOleNeighbor
Baltimore
47 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.

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CKKL
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of noise and TV monitors

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GinaH
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.

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vipPHgirl
Baltimore
7 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.

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ashleyo
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!

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ashleyo
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!

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UrsulaM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stopped in after an event.
Everything was spot on

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vipBellarose
Baltimore
13 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!!

FAQs

Mother's North Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mother's North Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.