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Mother's Federal Hill Grille Review

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Mother's Federal Hill Grille Review
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Ravens game day in Federal Hill means one thing - Mother's. But the neighborhood bar and grill is a solid choice for reliable, tasty, and affordable bar food no matter what the occasion. The place to be in Federal Hill before, during, and after the games on football Sundays is a fine choice the rest of the year as well.


  • Always a lively atmosphere
  • Solid bar food at reasonable prices
  • Great daily specials
  • NFL Ticket, ESPN College Gameplan and English Premiere League Soccer TV packages
  • Open for brunch on weekend mornings


  • Can get very noisy. Mother's is more a bar than a restaurant.
  • Parking can be difficult


  • Address: 1113 S. Charles St.
  • Phone: 410-244-8686
  • Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Prices: Appetizers: $4.99-$17.99; Sandwiches: $7.99-$14.99; Dinner Entrees: $13.99-$16.99

Guide Review - Mother's Federal Hill Grille

Mother's oozes Baltimore, and if you're a reader of this site, you know that coming from me that's a compliment. Located in the heart of Federal Hill, it's an easy walk from the bar to the stadiums, which can explain some of Mother's consistent popularity.

But not all of it. True, the crowds come to swig beer on the patio, watch sports on TV, and talk about what ails the O's, but they stay for the food. Wings, burgers, salads and sandwiches all are stellar, but Mother's also features a surprisingly diverse selection of entrees, including steaks, ribs, Southwest tilapia, soy glazed tuna, and shrimp creole.

If those seafood offerings strike you as a bit too healthy, don't fret; Mother's also serves heart attack on a plate. Literally. Its Heart Attack on a Plate burger has been featured on the Today show and was listed by the Food Network as the "Burger you absolutely have to try in Maryland." It's eight ounces of beer battered burger stuffed with cheddar cheese, then deep fried. Served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and chipotle mayonnaise, it is a once-in-a-lifetime delicacy.

Mother's does all the little things right. It has plenty of sports on its abundant TVs, but not everyone is glued to the tube. Despite its status as a destination for game goers, it's managed to retain a distinctly neighborhood feel, which really is all hungry Baltimoreans can ask for.

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 5 out of 5
Yummy, Member krather

Burgers and wings are awesome. Friendly staff. Lot's of big salads. I take my kids there all the time.

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