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5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“steamed crabs” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5640 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7306
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been to a crab house you know 2 things: 1. It's loud in there from everyone pounding on their crabs with hammers AND 2. You'll see grown people with plastic bibs getting very, very messy... But it's amusing as well as delicious.. This...More

Thank Mmutsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to May's Restaurant for year's but "NEVER AGAIN" Went there last night (4 of us) for a big birthday celebration. We sat outside and the restaurant was not busy at all. When we sat down and we were only 1 of...More

1  Thank Vadetective
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Mays! It's nothing fancy just Great food and the Best atmosphere to devour some great crabs, along with a cold beer!!

1  Thank sbsc2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy to report that Mays is still the place for folks who like steamed crabs the MD way. We received great service, hush puppies, French fries, Cole slaw, crab soup, butter and as many freshly steamed crabs we could eat. The spices used were just...More

Thank MH B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great seafood. Loved, loved the crabcakes! Portions were as expected. The wait staff was personable and attentive. Definitely will return!

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had one person order All-You-Eat Crabs and they were small but very good. The rest of us ordered actual meals from the menu. All of us raved over our choices. It felt like we were at the beach with the seafood smells and the...More

Thank ckeppley
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after using "near me". Definitely worth it. Had the crabby mary for drinks very good. The steamed crabs are their special and they didn't disappoint. We also tried the royal reds shrimps delicious.

Thank BillNHeidi
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I was in town visiting and my friends insisted we go here. I'm glad we did. They got the crabby Mary's and they were tasty. They had a pretty good beer selection too. This was the perfect little dive with awesome food. We got the...More

Thank YummyTravelsX2
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Local place with awesome seafood. Waitress made recommendations that were absolutely delicious. Went on a Saturday night so the place was busy.

Thank wearytravelor_12
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted it to be great last year when we treated my mother-in- law but it was super pricey for steamed crabs and they were just ok. Gave it another try and was underwelmed yet again. Fried oysters were overcooked, noisy beyond reasonable measure and...More

Thank Irishbookie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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