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5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
“clams” (113 reviews)
“blue crabs” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Stopped in while touring civil war sites. We asked for somewhere we could get Maryland style seafood. It was recommended by the staff at Monocacy battlefield. Good Ser ice, a great wait staff and definitely Maryland seafood. Hubby had the Feast for one and I...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed April 29, 2016

A little pricey on specific seafood choices. The food was good, but nothing special. We tried the crab dip, oysters, and a seafood sampler; crab rolls, fantail shrimp, hush puppies, and shrimp cocktail. Hush puppies get a thumbs down, all else was good. Service was...More

Thank sillychic
Reviewed April 2, 2016

We asked for a recommendation for where to go for great seafood, and May's was recommended. We were coming here to celebrate our anniversary and when we opened the door, hubby said we don't have to stay. I told them if they have good seafood...More

Thank tpatti
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Friends recommended this place. The food was adequate but the place feels very dated and tired. I enjoy the cream of crab soup but the chicken salad tasted like it came out of a can. Certainly the service was friendly and attentive. But too hard...More

Thank Godguy
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Dinner you can get everything you want, lunch, not even a baked potato! Found JB's in Middletown, they're buffet is the place for some great crabs,chicken ,and sides! However you can order off a pretty good menu at May's.$$$

Thank RPH1132
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I often wondered about this restaurant with the lines to get in on weekends, so I decided to try it out on a weekday. The dining room is open and plain, with uncomfortable dinette chairs and tables, and it is noisy and full of echoing....More

1  Thank mvksmallDC
Reviewed November 6, 2015

We love mom and pop restaurants for fresh seafood when we visit the East coast! This will not disappoint! Great soup, shrimp, crab, crabcake...the list goes on and on! A must visit! They have a nice outdoor area for summer too! Stop here or order...More

Thank thehighprincess
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Me & my girlfriend took a road trip and I wanted her to experience genuine Maryland crab cakes. I found May's on a number of reviews, so we decided to check it out. It was about an hour before closing time, and the place was...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Maryland in the past I've eaten at May's and thought it was a reliable seafood restaurant. Tonight 7 of us had dinner there and it happened to be my father's birthday. The food was adequate--raw oysters and mussels were good; barbecue shrimp and...More

Thank Fi1224
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Dined two times in 2 days. Outstanding seafood. Baked and fried crab cakes are the real deal! Best I have ever had. Not cheap...but very good.

Thank rodney l
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from kenjiprice | Reviewed this property |
You were lucky on previous orders. Mays is horrible. Don't ever go there again, place sucks. They serve dead crabs from China on their all you can eat menu... cheap assfood funny, today we went all the way to Jimmys Famous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
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