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5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
+1 301-662-4233
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
“steamed crabs” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, a true seafood fast like you would expect from a traditional crab house! The service was excellent ! No plates necessary, the tables are covered with paper like they ought to be ! No shortage of great seafood, great atmosphere we...More

Thank Brad236
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love this place but unfortunately I found out that they RE-STEAM their crabs! I saw it when I was going out to my car. The worker there, was transporting already steamed crabs, with a hand-truck to their big white, metal, box like...More

Thank Fearless794599
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great old Maryland crab shack! Busy because it has great food and the locals know it. Very busy but fast service. Parking can be tricky at peak time peak season but we got a Space right up front. Seated right away and served quickly. Glad...More

Thank mikeeY5270GI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With crab hammers, a plastic bucket for your scraps, and long picnic tables covered in paper, this is an authentic Crab Feed. Order crabs by the dozen, some cold beers, and get ready for hours of picking-and-drinking, if you choose. Pair with Hushpuppies and Potato...More

Thank connyp561
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hometown place to get fresh seafood. The service was fast and friendly. I would highly recommend Mays for lunch or dinner.

Thank John K
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We went for the all you can eat crabs. They were good. The other dishes and sides are just okay. The drinks are over-priced. My biggest problem with the place is their misquoting of prices. For two years running, the waitress has given us the...More

1  Thank Fauzia T
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The atmosphere is perfect but their seasoning is tasteless. Learn to make a good seasoning and you could increase your business five-fold.

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The sampler was okay, the crab balls were not the best. The margaritas were delicious. Nice atmosphere, enjoyed the patio. Location was convenient to the hotel. Family friendly place.

Thank Austinpower312
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Hotel personnel recommended May’s. They were right. Crabs, crabs, more crabs and seafood. This place is very eclectic. Crab shells flying everywhere. Seafood is fresh from the boat. I get the soft shell crabs which are always frozen. They get them locally. I asked. Fried,...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We grew up in Maryland and appreciate May's as one of a disappearing type of restaurant--the old-fashioned, casual seafood restaurant where you wear clothes you can spatter while cracking crabs and drinking cold tea or beer for hours on end, at a table laid with...More

Thank mrsagf
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26 July 2018|
Response from Cheryl W | Reviewed this property |
I think that is one of the things that says Market price. Which means it could change from day to day so I would call them.
27 August 2017|
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Response from jimcaskey2 |
Thanks folks. Found email address and wrote. If no agreeable response will dispute the amount through credit card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-662-4233
  • E-mail
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