Mayflower Seafood Restaurant Raleigh

★★☆☆☆
  • 3301 Capital Blvd

    Raleigh, NC 27604

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  • 919-875-9007

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Omg. Nasty! Filthy! Nothing less than a stick of dynamite could improve this place. If you like your waitress smelling like an ashtray every time she approached the table..........then I say Bon appetite. Please do us all a favor and close your doors!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Omg. Nasty! Filthy! Nothing less than a stick of dynamite could improve this place. If you like your waitress smelling like an ashtray every time she approached the table..........then I say Bon appetite. Please do us all a favor and close your doors!!!!

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1-1.5 stars really. This is a dumpy old place that I felt I needed to try in order to support a local, non-chain restaurant. The food we ordered was mediocre, on par with cafeteria food. Low-class atmosphere. If you really have a craving for moderately priced seafood and can't find a Long John's Seafood, this is it.

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★★☆☆☆

1-1.5 stars really. This is a dumpy old place that I felt I needed to try in order to support a local, non-chain restaurant. The food we ordered was mediocre, on par with cafeteria food. Low-class atmosphere. If you really have a craving for moderately priced seafood and can't find a Long John's Seafood, this is it.

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My husband put in an order for pick up at 8:45pm and was told it would be ready in 15 mins. He showed up at 9pm and the servers and cooks were walking out. He was told that they hadn't put his order through because they ""cook everything fresh"" DESPITE the fact they had told him it would take 15 mins for his order to be ready. The manager offered 0 resolution for the problem, saying ""that's why it takes 2 mins for your order to be ready...we cook it fresh."" REALLY? Because you told us it would take 15 mins to be ready. Nevertheless besides this confounding idiotic logic, the rating was a 90% and he said it smelled horrible. I suppose they apply the same ""logic"" of ""cooking fresh"" in 2 mins...even though they say 15 mins....to their expiration dates and their promptness and urgency to keeping their establishment clean.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband put in an order for pick up at 8:45pm and was told it would be ready in 15 mins. He showed up at 9pm and the servers and cooks were walking out. He was told that they hadn't put his order through because they ""cook everything fresh"" DESPITE the fact they had told him it would take 15 mins for his order to be ready. The manager offered 0 resolution for the problem, saying ""that's why it takes 2 mins for your order to be ready...we cook it fresh."" REALLY? Because you told us it would take 15 mins to be ready. Nevertheless besides this confounding idiotic logic, the rating was a 90% and he said it smelled horrible. I suppose they apply the same ""logic"" of ""cooking fresh"" in 2 mins...even though they say 15 mins....to their expiration dates and their promptness and urgency to keeping their establishment clean.

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My husband put in an order for pick up at 8:45pm and was told it would be ready in 15 mins. He showed up at 9pm and the servers and cooks were walking out. He was told that they hadn't put his order through because they "cook everything fresh" DESPITE the fact they had told him it would take 15 mins for his order to be ready. The manager offered 0 resolution for the problem, saying "that's why it takes 2 mins for your order to be ready...we cook it fresh." REALLY? Because you told us it would take 15 mins to be ready. Nevertheless besides this confounding idiotic logic, the rating was a 90% and he said it smelled horrible. I suppose they apply the same "logic" of "cooking fresh" in 2 mins...even though they say 15 mins....to their expiration dates and their promptness and urgency to keeping their establishment clean.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband put in an order for pick up at 8:45pm and was told it would be ready in 15 mins. He showed up at 9pm and the servers and cooks were walking out. He was told that they hadn't put his order through because they "cook everything fresh" DESPITE the fact they had told him it would take 15 mins for his order to be ready. The manager offered 0 resolution for the problem, saying "that's why it takes 2 mins for your order to be ready...we cook it fresh." REALLY? Because you told us it would take 15 mins to be ready. Nevertheless besides this confounding idiotic logic, the rating was a 90% and he said it smelled horrible. I suppose they apply the same "logic" of "cooking fresh" in 2 mins...even though they say 15 mins....to their expiration dates and their promptness and urgency to keeping their establishment clean.

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This was the worst Maylower I have ever been in and I don't plan on going back. We were seated by a fish take that had dead fish in it. The water was so dirty you could not see through it and it was GREEN!!!!!! There was food on the floor that stayed there the whole time we were there and they were not to busy to clean it up. Our server was fine and so was the food. I called back to get the owners name and to try and talk with him. The employee's could not spell his last name and did not know when he would be back. I was told I could send a letter to the restaurant and just address it to ""Pete"" and he would get it. Will never go back again!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

This was the worst Maylower I have ever been in and I don't plan on going back. We were seated by a fish take that had dead fish in it. The water was so dirty you could not see through it and it was GREEN!!!!!! There was food on the floor that stayed there the whole time we were there and they were not to busy to clean it up. Our server was fine and so was the food. I called back to get the owners name and to try and talk with him. The employee's could not spell his last name and did not know when he would be back. I was told I could send a letter to the restaurant and just address it to ""Pete"" and he would get it. Will never go back again!!!!

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what a rip off - jerks and lousy food - stay away !

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★☆☆☆☆

what a rip off - jerks and lousy food - stay away !

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Just got some scallops today and they started using reformed scallop parts now, kinda like McDonalds does with chicken nuggets. They didn't taste as good and while I would expect this quality of food from McDonalds, I didn't expect it from Mayflower.

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★★☆☆☆

Just got some scallops today and they started using reformed scallop parts now, kinda like McDonalds does with chicken nuggets. They didn't taste as good and while I would expect this quality of food from McDonalds, I didn't expect it from Mayflower.

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The staff was very rude. The entire place was very dirty. The restrooms smelled like a cow pasture. If you would really like to eat at a clean Mayflower you need to try the one in Wilson. You will not be disappointed. I don""t know what the management at the raleigh Mayflower is thinking.

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★☆☆☆☆

The staff was very rude. The entire place was very dirty. The restrooms smelled like a cow pasture. If you would really like to eat at a clean Mayflower you need to try the one in Wilson. You will not be disappointed. I don""t know what the management at the raleigh Mayflower is thinking.

Pros: None Never Will Be

Cons: Rude staff and Nasty

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We have gone to both the Capital Blvd. location as well as the one in Garner only to be hugly disappointed in both.The fried shrimp tastes like eggs, the baked potatoes are overcooked, the vegetables are mush-and the service parallels the food. All awful.Would definitely NOT recommend this place. I don't care that it's inexpensive. There's a reason.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have gone to both the Capital Blvd. location as well as the one in Garner only to be hugly disappointed in both.The fried shrimp tastes like eggs, the baked potatoes are overcooked, the vegetables are mush-and the service parallels the food. All awful.Would definitely NOT recommend this place. I don't care that it's inexpensive. There's a reason.

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A few years ago, Mayflower Seafood Restaurant was going to build a restaurant near the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agriculture Center in Williamston. Then pulled out of the deal. Last year, they again put up a sign saying Mayflower Seafood Restaurant coming soon near the new Wal*Mart Super Center in Williamston. However, I hear they have pulled out yet again. Even though the sign still sits next to Dairy Queen on US 17. So is Mayflower Seafood Restaurant coming or not ? Or do they have the practice of putting up signs through out the state for the fun of it.

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A few years ago, Mayflower Seafood Restaurant was going to build a restaurant near the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agriculture Center in Williamston. Then pulled out of the deal. Last year, they again put up a sign saying Mayflower Seafood Restaurant coming soon near the new Wal*Mart Super Center in Williamston. However, I hear they have pulled out yet again. Even though the sign still sits next to Dairy Queen on US 17. So is Mayflower Seafood Restaurant coming or not ? Or do they have the practice of putting up signs through out the state for the fun of it.

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I've eaten in here and taken out from here. Eating in is the best option...plates are piled high and everything is very fresh--you can just taste it. The To Go counter is just a pain...it's slow and everybody over there is rude.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten in here and taken out from here. Eating in is the best option...plates are piled high and everything is very fresh--you can just taste it. The To Go counter is just a pain...it's slow and everybody over there is rude.

Pros: Huge plates, Fresh, Great Prices

Cons: Long waits at To Go counter

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The people of Greene County, Snow Hill, North Carolina would love to see a Mayflower Restaurant come to their town. Please check into this matter for the people of Greene County

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★★★★★

The people of Greene County, Snow Hill, North Carolina would love to see a Mayflower Restaurant come to their town. Please check into this matter for the people of Greene County

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First time visit to Mayflower, I had heard good things,so we all decided to order for lunch, and eat at work. We called ahead of time, went over the order with the woman taking orders, everything seemed right. All of the orders were wrong, we ordered rice pilaf for one of the orders, it was forgotton. They forgot to give everyone coleslaw, (8) orders, they also over charged for what was supposed to be lunch specials. When we called the manager, she was very unapologetic, even after hearing we spent almost 100 dollars on take out. We ended finding out the General Managers phone number, called him, and now we are waiting for his return phone call. They also gave a problem to 2 ppl who went to return their ""dinners"" saying that they couldn't give cash refunds. A little strong arm and they got their money back. I would not recommend this restaurant unless eating in, where you can get your food corrected.

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★☆☆☆☆

First time visit to Mayflower, I had heard good things,so we all decided to order for lunch, and eat at work. We called ahead of time, went over the order with the woman taking orders, everything seemed right. All of the orders were wrong, we ordered rice pilaf for one of the orders, it was forgotton. They forgot to give everyone coleslaw, (8) orders, they also over charged for what was supposed to be lunch specials. When we called the manager, she was very unapologetic, even after hearing we spent almost 100 dollars on take out. We ended finding out the General Managers phone number, called him, and now we are waiting for his return phone call. They also gave a problem to 2 ppl who went to return their ""dinners"" saying that they couldn't give cash refunds. A little strong arm and they got their money back. I would not recommend this restaurant unless eating in, where you can get your food corrected.

Pros: The food was great, except for the Whitefish, which was tasteless

Cons: They don't take responsiblity for their mistakes, and they don't give cash refunds.

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the broiled seafood was great. And oh -the waitress was so good-she provided us with plenty of iced tea-extra napkins-extra plates and a nice conversation. We will be there every Saturday night !!!! The price was very reasonable!!!!!

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★★★★★

the broiled seafood was great. And oh -the waitress was so good-she provided us with plenty of iced tea-extra napkins-extra plates and a nice conversation. We will be there every Saturday night !!!! The price was very reasonable!!!!!

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Had lunch by myself. got fish sandwich. Wet greasy fries. Fish tasted like mothballs. Trashy waitress. Nasty. place very, very dirty. They found the mexican kitchen staff at day labor. Do Not eat there For Any Reason!!! The Mayfower in Durham is supurb as well as the one in Hillsbourough. Last two times I ate ther were bad too, but not this bad. AVOID!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Had lunch by myself. got fish sandwich. Wet greasy fries. Fish tasted like mothballs. Trashy waitress. Nasty. place very, very dirty. They found the mexican kitchen staff at day labor. Do Not eat there For Any Reason!!! The Mayfower in Durham is supurb as well as the one in Hillsbourough. Last two times I ate ther were bad too, but not this bad. AVOID!!!

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Bad food, trashy waitstaff and nasty cashier.. Unclean kitchen help. dirty everywhere.

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I took my children to Mayflower on Capital. This was the worst food ever. The salad was warm, the fried food taste like grease was applied after cooking it, the grilled chicken was over cooked and very dry, the cheese sticks were very hard and over cooked. The cooking staff spend more time smoking cigerettes then watching how the food was prepared. I should have known there was a problem after watching several tables return their plates full of food. Myself like them I could not eat this mess. Thank God I had some tums in my purse...

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my children to Mayflower on Capital. This was the worst food ever. The salad was warm, the fried food taste like grease was applied after cooking it, the grilled chicken was over cooked and very dry, the cheese sticks were very hard and over cooked. The cooking staff spend more time smoking cigerettes then watching how the food was prepared. I should have known there was a problem after watching several tables return their plates full of food. Myself like them I could not eat this mess. Thank God I had some tums in my purse...

Cons: Thumbs down

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The service was great and everyone was very friendly. The fish was over cooked and very dry and hard. The shrimp scampi was tasty and cooked well.

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★★☆☆☆

The service was great and everyone was very friendly. The fish was over cooked and very dry and hard. The shrimp scampi was tasty and cooked well.

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I have visited the Garner Mayflower restaurant several times in the past year or so. The food is always great and you get a lot of food. Being a southern girl, when eating there, I always choose fried seafood. Their slaw isn't great, but who cares? Last week we had a waiter, not a waitress, and he was very good. The previous visits we had a waitress, who although very nice, was a little slow. So, if you like southern fried seafood and plenty of it, give Mayflower in Garner a try.

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★★★★☆

I have visited the Garner Mayflower restaurant several times in the past year or so. The food is always great and you get a lot of food. Being a southern girl, when eating there, I always choose fried seafood. Their slaw isn't great, but who cares? Last week we had a waiter, not a waitress, and he was very good. The previous visits we had a waitress, who although very nice, was a little slow. So, if you like southern fried seafood and plenty of it, give Mayflower in Garner a try.

Pros: Great fried seafood; good price for the money

Cons: Slaw not great and sometimes service a little slow

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I recommend this place highly for anyone who is a seafood lover. The price is great! The service is great! I have been going to this place for years, and never had any complaints for them. The food isn't overly seasoned, but they will cook it however you like it. The food comes quick, and is fresh and hot. Never a taste of the food having been sitting too long. The location in Garner is a lot more expensive, and the service isn't as great.

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★★★★★

I recommend this place highly for anyone who is a seafood lover. The price is great! The service is great! I have been going to this place for years, and never had any complaints for them. The food isn't overly seasoned, but they will cook it however you like it. The food comes quick, and is fresh and hot. Never a taste of the food having been sitting too long. The location in Garner is a lot more expensive, and the service isn't as great.

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Have been a customer 15 yrs on regular basis. About 6 mos before the Garner location opened (about year and a half ago) quality has steadily declined. Dined there (Capital Blvd) for the last time over this past weekend. They served milk out of date--and they knew it. Restaurant was unclean (tables & high chair), chicken tenders were cooked in same oil as seafood giving that fishy-chicken taste. Tea was off, but not too bad. Baked potatoes were served warm, but we were there fairly early in the day so we wondered had they been kept over from the previous day. Snippy cash register person too. The Garner location is still very good and well-managed (as of three weeks ago), but we will not be dining at the Capital Blvd location ever again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have been a customer 15 yrs on regular basis. About 6 mos before the Garner location opened (about year and a half ago) quality has steadily declined. Dined there (Capital Blvd) for the last time over this past weekend. They served milk out of date--and they knew it. Restaurant was unclean (tables & high chair), chicken tenders were cooked in same oil as seafood giving that fishy-chicken taste. Tea was off, but not too bad. Baked potatoes were served warm, but we were there fairly early in the day so we wondered had they been kept over from the previous day. Snippy cash register person too. The Garner location is still very good and well-managed (as of three weeks ago), but we will not be dining at the Capital Blvd location ever again.

Pros: Quick to be seated

Cons: dirty tables, high chair, nonchalant waitstaff

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I have been to the Mayflower Resturant on Capital Blvd. Raleigh. I was satisfied whenever I dined there. The atmosphere and waiters were good and attendtive to your need--if wanted. Well, when the Mayflower Resturant opened on 401 Fayetteville Rd. Raleigh, I started going to this location because it was closer. At first when I dined at this location, it was good. But lately twice when dining at 401 Mayflower Resturant location, it wasn't like the service I received was terrible. Twice when dining at Mayflower it was either not the service expected. They are never around when you need service. Another surprise is during a meal one person at my table received the wrong order and condiments that went with meal. Then at one point we were brought to many orders. Another time order wasn't served all at once when needed. Also condiments that went with meal didn't arrive with order. I also believe that when I order certain meals, I believe the preparers are leaving out hushpuppies off plates. I have been applauded with these two different times dining at the resturant. There will not be a third bad event at your resturant. I believe the communication be tween waiters and preparers is definitely lacking. The preparers need retraining to fullfill the job description. I'm not sure when or if I'll dine at the Mayflower for now or even bring others to dine there. There has to be changes very soon or business will decrease. Like I mentioned before, the Mayflower on Capital Blvd. was good all around. I hope your resturant can improve or things could not look good for your business. Please improve on preparers and communication between server/ waiters and preparers very , very soon!! Sincerely. Janet

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to the Mayflower Resturant on Capital Blvd. Raleigh. I was satisfied whenever I dined there. The atmosphere and waiters were good and attendtive to your need--if wanted. Well, when the Mayflower Resturant opened on 401 Fayetteville Rd. Raleigh, I started going to this location because it was closer. At first when I dined at this location, it was good. But lately twice when dining at 401 Mayflower Resturant location, it wasn't like the service I received was terrible. Twice when dining at Mayflower it was either not the service expected. They are never around when you need service. Another surprise is during a meal one person at my table received the wrong order and condiments that went with meal. Then at one point we were brought to many orders. Another time order wasn't served all at once when needed. Also condiments that went with meal didn't arrive with order. I also believe that when I order certain meals, I believe the preparers are leaving out hushpuppies off plates. I have been applauded with these two different times dining at the resturant. There will not be a third bad event at your resturant. I believe the communication be tween waiters and preparers is definitely lacking. The preparers need retraining to fullfill the job description. I'm not sure when or if I'll dine at the Mayflower for now or even bring others to dine there. There has to be changes very soon or business will decrease. Like I mentioned before, the Mayflower on Capital Blvd. was good all around. I hope your resturant can improve or things could not look good for your business. Please improve on preparers and communication between server/ waiters and preparers very , very soon!! Sincerely. Janet

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We were seated right away in Garner but waited over 15 minutes to be waited on. When we spoke to the mgr he said he was aware of the problem and walked away. the seafood was over cooked and way too greasy. I will not go back. go to Captian Stanleys instead, Its cheeper and food is better.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were seated right away in Garner but waited over 15 minutes to be waited on. When we spoke to the mgr he said he was aware of the problem and walked away. the seafood was over cooked and way too greasy. I will not go back. go to Captian Stanleys instead, Its cheeper and food is better.

Pros: seated fast

Cons: bad food and service

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I would not eat the big pile of greasy fried previously-frozen and still-frozen upon arrival food.
The portion sizes are heaps and the prices are cheap. But how much should mounds of grease really cost?

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★★☆☆☆

I would not eat the big pile of greasy fried previously-frozen and still-frozen upon arrival food.
The portion sizes are heaps and the prices are cheap. But how much should mounds of grease really cost?

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We call in an order once a week and are always pleased with the selection and service. They are efficient and friendly. The food is always cooked to perfection and it's always service with a smile.

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★★★★★

We call in an order once a week and are always pleased with the selection and service. They are efficient and friendly. The food is always cooked to perfection and it's always service with a smile.

Pros: friendly, courtess staff

Cons: none

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We went there for steamed oysters and broiled scallops. A whole peck was 20 bucks. A pretty good deal. The oysters were huge and really fresh. They were GREAT!. Our waitress, Amy, was really nice and gave us wonderful service. I highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

We went there for steamed oysters and broiled scallops. A whole peck was 20 bucks. A pretty good deal. The oysters were huge and really fresh. They were GREAT!. Our waitress, Amy, was really nice and gave us wonderful service. I highly recommend this place.

Pros: food, service

Cons: busy

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The Service in Raleigh and Garner is horrible. The food is going down and I am waiting for them to go out of business. If you want good seafood with customer service, avoid this place. I had been going for years but the last two visits were horrible, service and food. After years of patronage, we will NEVER eat at any Mayflower again and I will pass that along to all I know.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Service in Raleigh and Garner is horrible. The food is going down and I am waiting for them to go out of business. If you want good seafood with customer service, avoid this place. I had been going for years but the last two visits were horrible, service and food. After years of patronage, we will NEVER eat at any Mayflower again and I will pass that along to all I know.

Pros: variety of seafood dishes

Cons: service is bad and food too greasy

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I agree with other reviewer that fish was overcooked. Broiled flounder was bland and rubbery. Fried croaker was so overcooked that bones would not separate from meat. Popcorn shrimp can be found cheaper and better from Sams club. Cole Slaw is better at KFC. There was nothing nice to say about our dining experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with other reviewer that fish was overcooked. Broiled flounder was bland and rubbery. Fried croaker was so overcooked that bones would not separate from meat. Popcorn shrimp can be found cheaper and better from Sams club. Cole Slaw is better at KFC. There was nothing nice to say about our dining experience.

Cons: bad food

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The food was overcooked, overpriced, was not worth $70. Will not go back. Should go to Red Lobster

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★★☆☆☆

The food was overcooked, overpriced, was not worth $70. Will not go back. Should go to Red Lobster

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Our first time as a family going to Mayflower was wonderful. The food was plentiful on each plate and for such a good price. Our waitress Patricia made us feel very welcome. The service was prompt and I loved their hushpuppies!

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★★★★★

Our first time as a family going to Mayflower was wonderful. The food was plentiful on each plate and for such a good price. Our waitress Patricia made us feel very welcome. The service was prompt and I loved their hushpuppies!

Pros: inexpensive, food, service

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The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant is a restaurant that serves seafood. The food at this restaurant is really delicious. It is some of the best seafood around. They have fish, shrimp, sides, drinks, and so much more seafood to choose from. The price is affordable and would be a great restaurant to check out when you get a taste for seafood and nothing else wont do.

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★★★★★

The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant is a restaurant that serves seafood. The food at this restaurant is really delicious. It is some of the best seafood around. They have fish, shrimp, sides, drinks, and so much more seafood to choose from. The price is affordable and would be a great restaurant to check out when you get a taste for seafood and nothing else wont do.

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