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Mussels and Beer!
Feb 26, 2015 by: Katie L from
This is a really fun little bar/restaurant. We just had mussels and dessert, and everything was delicious. One thing to keep in mind is that although they specialize in mussels and seafood, they have very laid back bar atmosphere. I thought it was great, but it could be disappointing if you were looking for something more upscale.
Feb 20, 2015 by: Im-Batman1971 from Baltimore, Maryland
It was a cold Saturday evening in February 2015, and my wife and I ducked in Bertha's for dinner. It was at the start of the dinner rush so the place was relatively empty. We were seated right away. We ordered wine and muscles for an appetizer. We then ordered the Paella for two, for our entree. I'm a big eater, so when I saw the dish I was concerned that it wasn't going to be enough. Luckily, I was wrong. The Paella was more than enough to fill us both, and it was actually better than their muscles, which is what their famous for. By the time we finished our meal with coffee and dessert, the place was packed with people. The atmosphere was authentic waterfront and was very clean. The food and service were above average. I would return.
A gem for mussels and seafood!
Feb 18, 2015 by: Bcobert from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
A Baltimore institution. We've been here many times over the years and the quality and charm never fails. The atmosphere is dark wood, low key. This is primarily a seafood and primarily a mussels place. They have a steak and tonight also had lamb stew. The signature dish is the mussels with which you can one or several of their 8 or so sauces (mayo, olive oil and basil, olive oil and capers, olive oil and anchovies, salsa and a few others). The portion and price are very correct and the mussels well prepared in liquid with no particular spicing. You dip the mussel in one of the several sauces and then later dunk bread. The sauces alone are excellent as dips with bread! We had one tomato, rice saffron soup and one oyster chowder also and they were excellent. I had linguini with clams and squid which was simply exquisite. Also on the menu are salads (my daughter had one which was excellent), fish of the day, sandwiches (including crab cakes) and more. Good choice of beers and several ok wines. The atmosphere, service and food are a delight. Prices are correct. As noted, this wonderful place in Fell's Point is one of our US favorites and whenever we get to Baltimore we come here. Never disappointed. Take a couple of the bumper stickers which you see around town ("Eat Bertha's Mussels"). We have one on each of our cars and we always get asked what that means!
Worth the visit......
Feb 08, 2015 by: poppop60 from Gloucester City, New Jersey
We make it a point to go to Bertha's when in the area. The mussels and dippin sauces are our favorite. The portions are just the right size, cooked perfect. Can't say how any other menu items are as we have only eaten the mussels. Not the first trip here and for sure not out last trip. Service is quick, drinks are cold, and always a good time.
Quaint and delicious
Jan 29, 2015 by: Gloria L from Baltimore, Maryland
Went for the mussels, stayed for the beer. Standard Fells Point historic architecture with that cozy feel.
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