No visit to Maryland is complete with out some Maryland blue crabs. Correction, a lot of blue crabs, steamed and smothered in Old Bay seasoning. And I don’t mean like a dozen. They talk bushels here in Maryland and in this particular case, it was all you can eat, which can mean multiple bushels depending on your group. There are several all you can eat crab places around the D.C. area, so make sure you read up on them. Some aren’t locally sourced. May’s happens to be.
The restaurant was located in the suburbs of Montgomery County on a back road parallel to the 270 Highway. It kinda looks like a Colonial house converted to a restaurant, then fitted with an outdoor patio for summer fun. Would have loved to see the Friday night crowd, but it was pretty chilly. Not too many people willing to freeze their asses off no matter how much beer you get them. We chose to dine inside.
You’ll see from the pictures that you should just focus on the crabs here. My eyes were larger than my stomach and I got too much other stuff. I would have been fine spending hours there with beer and crabs catching up with my friends. Instead, I was full by an hour and fighting off food coma. If the chairs had been more comfortable, I would have dozed off. Oh the dreams of I’d have. Over two dozen crustaceans would be waiting for me. Fortunately, or unfortunately on how you look at things, they’d all be the smaller to medium ones. Because that’s the size you get in the all you can eat menu. The large ones were kept to the ones that don’t gorge, like I tend to gorge.
5640 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
+1 (301) 662-4233
Verdict: Not bad. Stick to the crabs and you’re good. I’ll come back if I’m staying close by.