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It is not just for mussels!
Mar 09, 2014 by: KeithLauer from Baltimore, Maryland
Bertha's has been open for more than 30 years, and has always been a destination for the locals, and customers from the entire Baltimore metropolitan area. Every customer, tourst, traveler, or local,will find that the bar area is always filled with friendly people and, of course, the interesting characters that are common place in Fells Point. They have live music, usually jazz, several nights a week and they now offer a full menu in both the front booths, and the larger, very attractive dinning room. The prices are fair and the location is perfect for a day in Fells Point. In many ways, it is a destination worth investigating!
The best bread pudding!!
Jan 16, 2014 by: jgrambois from California
Everything from start to finish about this restaurant was wonderful, but the bread pudding that topped it all off was the best of all possible bests!
Jan 12, 2014 by: TomK84 from Minnesota, USA
In the historic area of Baltimore lies this true dive for some really fantastic seafood and mostly as the name implies, great mussels. Everything is very fresh. Now this is not a fancy place but the food is good the service is friendly and beer is cold!!
Old Bertha Keeps Going
Dec 28, 2013 by: carolegth from Columbia, MD
The main attraction here is the catchy name, the great Fells Point location, and a Baltimore tradition to "Eat Bertha's Mussel," seen on bumper stickers all over the area. It is not a place for fine dining. You can walk through the bar to the dining area, which was originally an adjoining building, and the dark approach probably looked the same a hundred years ago. The mussels are not too appetizing looking. They seem to be steamed awhile ago and served with the sauce you select on the side. They are not sitting in a broth in the bowl. They are dry and somewhat tired looking. I had the garlic butter sauce, which came in a small metal cup on the side. Despite the unappetizing appearance, they were reasonably tasty. None of the sauces includes wine. I like mussels cooked in a sauce with the liquor in the bottom of the bowl available to be soaked up on bread. My spouse had a crab cake, which was cool in the middle and unexceptional. The service was friendly, and there definitely is a grungy charm to the place. It's worth doing once, but if you like mussels swimming in a fine wine sauce, this is not the place to go.
Dec 21, 2013 by: :*・bayside*: from Annapolis, Maryland
I got a voucher from restaurant.com and decided to check out Bertha's Mussels. We got Mussels and Scallops. They were very delicious. Will def come back again! Street parking was pretty tight. Would recommend booking PMI Parking using Spothero.com There is a promotion going on right now. Here are the promotion codes: jbowkz ($5) & RAFSH15 ($15) and get total of $20 free parking credit!
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