We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

May's

$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 17
    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
,
Jackson Township, Ohio (Canton/Massillon)
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
From all over
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynchburg, Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Damascus, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jackson Township, Ohio (Canton/Massillon)
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I only got as far as the phone call before I was having second thoughts. I inquired about sizes and availability and was met with the words "No" and "No, we don't do that...No exceptions, PERIOD". I then asked to speak with management, hoping for a little professionalism but, I was dead wrong. I ended up speaking to the owner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My boyfriend is from Maryland and I am from the UK so naturally I wanted to experience eating at a real crab shack. Mays did not disappoint. They had a special of all you can eat blue crab and fries for around $28. Totally worth it!!! The crab came out a dozen at a time - really well seasoned. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed May's also viewed

 

Been to May's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from May's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?