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5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

I went here by myself as a recommendation of a local to try. I ordered all you can eat crab legs which was probably a mistake since I had no experience shelling crabs. The waitress was kind of enough to give me a helping hand since I was having a hard time. The crab was good and there was plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
McLovin_It_in_Ohio
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Jackson Township, Ohio (Canton/Massillon)
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Went with a group of 8 people. Had to wait for about 20 min before we were even acknowledged by the server. Waited another 15 minutes for him to come back and let us know they are out of a number of the drinks we ordered. Food finally arrived after being there for about an hour. Had to ask multiple... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Let me start by saying that I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland so I know good seafood. As a rule I typically don't eat seafood on this side of the bridge because it's just never as good as what I grew up eating. This being said, I broke my rule and ate seafood here. The restaurant was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been wanting seafood all week! A classmate of mine told me about Mays last time I was in Frederick. So tonight I finally made it there. When I passed it, I said to myself wooh, that's it? I mean it's kind of old, but I have ate at older places and the food was good. But I decided... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

In town for business and had heard about the Dutches Daughter from a business associate. Asked for a recommendation from our host for the week and he pointed us to May's. All I can say is Wow! I was in the mood for some good crab cakes and I certanly was not disappointed. May's is now in the top 2... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Emily C- I find it interesting that you decided to peruse the reviews on May's, with you being a regular there. Also, the only review you've submitted is in response to mine. Clearly there are personal ties. Additionally, my child did NOT fall out of his seat (but if he had, so what, he's a child) and I certainly do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Being somewhat of a regular at Mays, as well as being in the Resturant Industry. I disagree with how you have explained the situation. I remember being there when your young child was running around and it did disturb my dinning experience. As well as the fact that your child fell off a chair when you let him run around.... More 

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Jackson Township, Ohio (Canton/Massillon)
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went here by myself as a recommendation of a local to try. I ordered all you can eat crab legs which was probably a mistake since I had no experience shelling crabs. The waitress was kind of enough to give me a helping hand since I was having a hard time. The crab was good and there was plenty... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food is decent. The prices are also decent. There is nothing exceptional about this establishment....with exception to the audacity of the owner; Mrs. May. This curmudgeon thought that coming to my table and telling me that my 2y/o MUST sit in his seat and stop yelling was acceptable. Under no circumstances is that sort of interaction acceptable, but this... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We live in Florida now, and we usually go back go Frederick twice a year. In the past, our first stop has been may's. Their Maryland crab cakes was always delicious, service was good, etc. Well, that was certainly far from the case this past August 26. We arrived at approximately 6 PM, a total of 8 patrons. The place... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch. Got the crab soup which was served luke warm and was the most bland Md. Crab soup I've ever had. Totally unacceptable especially for $5 cup - even told the waitress who asked if we wanted more (no more cold, bland soup for me thanks). Then the main course: got a crab cake and slaw - the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?