Mama’s On The Half Shell…

… turtle power!  I just can’t help but sing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles song in my head when I hear of Mama’s.  Mama’s On The Half Shell is an excellent seafood restaurant in the Canton area of Baltimore.  This was the second time I’ve been to Mama’s and I had quiet a different experience this time!

After my first dining experience at Mama’s, I was immediately hooked, considering it to be one of the best seafood places I’ve ever been to.  I couldn’t wait to go back (which is exactly why Donny took us there this weekend!).  I was right about one thing- the food is unbelievable.  The seafood is fresh, the menu is huge, and there is even OLDBAY on the table.

The brunch started out fantastic, finding out we only had a half hour wait we settled in at the bar and ordered some creatively garnished Bloody Marys and their signature Grapefruit Crush drink- with FRESH grapefruit juice.  After about 40 minutes, we were seated and were all excited about our choice to split a bunch of things and order a whole lot of food.  YUM!  We were so caught up in chatting that about 30-40 more minutes passed before we were even served our soup (which I was too hungry to remember to take a picture of).  We were told the kitchen lost our order and had to re-order.  The soup came out immediately but the rest of our meal took maybe another 30-40 minutes.  WTF!  This is not my idea of a “rush” order.  Our waitress avoided us for the rest of the time we were there.  We even had to ask to speak to the manager two times.  Although the food was outstanding, it was VERY hard to ignore the way we were treated and the fact that we had been there from 10:50am-1pm.  Not cool.

Now that I’m done ranting, you can drool over the FABULOUS food we eventually got to eat.  Donny even convinced Dave and I to try raw Oysters, which we both liked!

3 types of Raw Oysters

The best crabcake... ever

Sauteed Scallops over a Potato Pancake and Creamed Spinach... so creative and so tasty

Crispy Fried Oysters

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