502 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD | Directions 2120239.284924 -76.601766
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 1am
Neighborhoods: Little Italy
The best food I have ever had! – While visiting Baltimore with a friend, we saw that this place had good reviews from Rachel Ray, so we decided to try it out. Decor is a little outdated, but we weren't there to eat the decor. We were seated promptly, and had the best service, they catered to our every whim and then some. We ordered a combo meal, crab cake, fillet mignon and shrimp. It was absolutely amazing, and the portions were huge. Yeah, they do add the gratuity on, but I only minded because I would have left more. I will go back every chance I get....this place is amazing. =)
Terrible Service/ Bad Food – I ordered their special of the day, lobstertail stuffed with shrimp and crab imperial. it came out looking like a giant creampuff . my friend crabmeat over angel hair pasta. it was extremely salty. we waited approx 15 minutes for a server after being seated. two ladies sitting near us were actuall tapping on their glasses to get their servers attention. we eat out several times per week,this was by far the one of worst restaurant experiences ihave ever had, AND. they had the audacity to add a 17% gratuity .
Great food – if you can get past the decor and musty/seafood smell coming from the carpets, you will enjoy good food. We had a large party of 15+ and they accommodated us on short notice. one thing I wasn't expecting is that lobster ravoli or crab ravoli doesn't mean lobster or crab in your ravoli, just on top. Even so, my meal was amazing.
LOVE IT – I discovered Mo's a few years ago but hesitated to go because of the negative reviews I saw. I was told about their crab cakes and wanted to try them out, so I tried it out. We had a fantastic time there! To this day, whenever I have out-of-town associates come over, we go to Mo's. I also get my kids the shrimp scampi every Friday. I've tried to replicate the recipe but can never get it to Mo's standards. The service there is fantastic. I can't imagine why anyone would write a negative review about Mo's!!!
Great food, great service – A friend made reservations for four of us to try this restaurant last night. I was a little apprehensive given all of the negative reviews so I really wasn't expecting much. We wound up having a great time. The food was terrific, good quality and large portions for the price. I got shrimp scampi, which had lots of assorted sizes of shrimp over linguini, probably clost to 20 ranging from large tail-on to quarter sized tail-less. That dish is going to feed me at least 2 more times, there was that much food. Our dinners also came with fresh hot rolls and a choice of veggie, potato or salad. Other dinners ordered were the cream of crab soup (silky and with a hint of sherry, yum) stuffed shrimp, the menu crab cakes (not the special), which were baseball sized and delicious, and stuffed rockfish. Everyone was very impressed with the taste and the size of all of the entrees. The service was great; our server was attentive and anticipated our needs. As mentioned in other reviews, gratuity was added to the check, and our server not only pointed this out but told us not to write in any additional tip on the line because the gratuity was included. That never happens! We were impressed with this restaurant and will definitely be back.
food for the soul – I have been to MO's on many occasions and being a 40+ year resident I can truly say the food,portions,and hospitality is more than I ever experienced thoughout the Baltimore metro area. It has to be envy to speak bad of this resturaunt. I never left without total satisfaction because the management is always there to oblige. customer service go a long way.
Not worth the money – An 18% gratuity was added to our bill and the service was mediocre at best, not even worth 10%. The dining room was dirty as well as the bathrooms. The cream of crab soup was luke warm and had a lot of cream with very little crab. The stuffed shrimp only had 3 medium shrimp (which were cooked well) with a mound of cold crab imperial on top. The only highlight of the meal was the seafood salad which was very tasty but not worth the money for the entire bill. There are many other great places in Little Italy. I would steer clear of this one.
I took 3 bites and sent it back. Avoid this place. – So a group of us, myself and 3 friends went to eat here. The crabs are quite pricey, and I had been in the mood for crabs, but after hearing, the price, I ordered the $19.99 linguini with shrimp scampi. I had a crab soup for the appetizer, and although I ate it, it did have to frequently spit out crunchy shells into my napkin - embarrasing to say the least as I was the only female in the group. My food arrived, and the shrimp was gritty and tasted horrible. It smelled as it was old shrimp and as if it was unwashed. I decided to try my baked potato. I had received it with a small plastic cup of sour cream on the side. That's it. So I asked if they had other toppings, i.e. butter, chives, bacon bits. No they didn't. The waitress pointed to the foil wrapped cold butter patties on the bread plate. "You have butter right there." Well, my potato was hard. It wasn't even all the way baked. After several attempts to get her attention, I finally told her about the feeling that there was dirt in my shrimp and my potato was hard. I sent the whole meal back. My friend sent his wine back as well. He said it tasted as if the glass had been cleaned with a stale wet rag. Anyhow, I completely lost my appetite and just ate a few pieces of my friend's steak. I feel bad about the guy who paid the bill. It was horrible, and I wanted to puke on the way home. Nasty food - I will never go back. I have NEVER bothered to write a restaurant review. This was bad enough to prompt me to write one.
Not Recommended at all – My wife and I stopped in to share a quick appetizer before visiting the National Aquarium. Taking the bartender's recommendation, we ordered the Cold Trio and a beer each. Well, it was supposed to come with lump crab meat, shrimp, and lobster. We received a medium portion (3-4oz) of crab meat, 2 shrimp and a piece of lobster about the size of a large marble. All this for the bargain price of $19.99. Add in the 2 beers (none available on tap) and we got out for a modest $32.50 before tip. This place is a rip-off.
By comparison, we went to Veggiano's on Water Street for dinner and had a delicious meal of a large crab cake, shrimp and scallops of generous portions for a very reasonable $23.99.
17% Gratuity Added Automatically After Crappy Service – The waiter came and took our plate after we finished dinner and asked it we wanted to order anything else. We told him no thank you and disappeared never to be seen at our table again. Someone else FINALLY brought out bill. We checked it and it was the expected amount. He ran the card and brought back our receipt to sign and surprise! They added a 17% gratuity. When I spoke to the hostess about it, they said that had a problem with people leaving without tipping. Wonder why. I have never reviewed a restaurant online before, but this made me angry.
You can do much better in Baltimore. Other restaurants had some of the nicest waiting staff that we have me and great food. Keep yourself happy and go somewhere else.
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