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Mayflower Xvi Seafood Restaurant


3742 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-9888
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Photo of Christopher Lennon Christopher Lennon
May 22, 2019 5

This is the best seafood place that I've been in about 6 years. The service was fast and the atmosphere was very relaxing. They had relaxing music fish aquariums were everywhere and the staff was polite and accommodating.

Photo of Rick Carnagey Rick Carnagey
Dec 27, 2018 5

Great lunch choice! Had lunch special and couldn't eat it all. It was fresh and hot and arrived quickly. Couldn't find fault with anything on the plate. Waitress was prompt and attentive, and kept our drinks filled. She checked back often to see if we needed anything and was very pleasant. It has the feel of a family owned and run restaurant and it feels like they put pride in their work. The decor was very nice and appropriate for a seafood restaurant. Parking could get a bit difficult if you go right at lunch or dinner. Definitely will be coming back here again!

Photo of John Morris John Morris
Mar 9, 2019 4

Cleanliness 3/5. Replaced a set of utensils due to rusty left over food smeared on the fork.Service 4/5. Very busy. Waitresses could use some help. They seem understaffed, more so in evenings. Quality 4/5. You can get your whole meal broiled or fried. That's a lot of grease. Wish they could look into air fryer options.Price 4/5. Good prices for fish. Fair, and good filling portions.

Photo of Joi Whittington Joi Whittington
Apr 30, 2019 3

Hadn't been here in years, family was in town and wanted seafood, and this was the only place that was open. In a nutshell, for the amount of food I got (2 baby flounder fillets, 5 large shrimp, lots of fries and the little cole slaw cup), I paid about $15. Add in lukewarm service and it's a nah. Now I remember why I hadn't been here in years. If I'm going to pay that much for fried seafood I'm at least going to enjoy it!

Photo of Vanessa D E McMillan Vanessa D E McMillan
Jun 28, 2019 3

The prices have increased. The food is still the same. No extra serving. Nice atmosphere. Due to increased prices - I will not be able to come often.

Photo of Cynthia Riley Cynthia Riley
Jul 4, 2019 5

Have lunch there the Fourth of July. Which is today. Great service! Great food!

Photo of S F S F
Jul 12, 2019 5

Great place for down home comfort food! I honestly wasn't expecting much walking in, but it was all very delicious! We got fried shrimp and crab legs, and the service was friendly.

Photo of Joanne Gildart Joanne Gildart
Oct 19, 2019 4

This is a decent place if you want fried seafood, but let me tell you the chicken strips here are THE BEST ANYWHERE. I actually hate seafood but I go here for the chicken strips and I'm never disappointed.

Photo of Anthony Smith Anthony Smith
Oct 13, 2019 4

The food was good to me it's always good the only problem I had was this I asked the lady to mix a diet drink with a regular drink for me and she told me she couldn't I was very surprised then she said she would on the hush hush. Other than that always good.

Photo of Amelia Carmichael Amelia Carmichael
Aug 13, 2019 5

The food was great. The prices were reasonable and the portion sizes were filling. My boyfriend and I both carried home what we couldnt finish.The staff there was extremely pleasant and our waiter was very attentive. She came back and checked on us and refilled our drinks without us having to ask.I was nervous about go in because I was afraid the prices would be high and I would leave still hungry but that was not the case at all. The location is easily accessible and there is decent parking. The establishment was clean and it didnt take long for our food to come out. It came out hot and fresh and there was nothing about my meal that I would complain about. Most of the reviews on this restaurant were good and its great to not have been disappointed. I will eat here again and try the crab legs next time.... Now those are a little pricey but that's everywhere you go!

Photo of Donna Gregory Donna Gregory
Oct 5, 2019 5

There aren't many good fish restaurants around anymore, but the Mayflower is consistently good. Every day there are specials, and they are all delicious. You can get a potato or fries, but I can never eat them because I am too full after all the fish, slaw and hush puppies. The sweet tea is really good too. The restaurant is pretty, and the staff is super nice. The only complaint I have is the TVs. I don't like to be forced to watch TV when I am dining, and at the Mayflower, they are a little hard to avoid. Usually sports. Uggh! But, if you ask for a different table, they don't mind, and since virtually all restaurants think Americans can't pull themselves away from the tube long enough to eat, and almost all of them have TVs, the Mayflower is not different from the others. Anyway, I like the other things enough not to keep me away on that account.

Photo of Nancy Pickrell Nancy Pickrell
Sep 3, 2019 3

Enjoyed our meal but our service wasn't great. Brought our food out and never came back. Never received refills on our empty tea or asked if everything was good.

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Nov 22, 2019 5

I met a friend here for a late lunch. Our server was sweet and professional and the food was delicious. Their servings are Gracious! Go hungry! We had a successful meeting over a pleasant meal :)

Photo of Damia Purefoy Damia Purefoy
Nov 16, 2019 5

I've been going here since they opened and they have never failed me! Reasonably priced for a food amount of food!!

Photo of Toka Pearson Toka Pearson
Dec 2, 2019 4

Mayflower Seafood is awesome. The food is great and it is located near my home. One thing though, the sales people could smile more...I would make the visit there much better.

Photo of Brenda Gregg Brenda Gregg
Nov 27, 2019 4

Enjoyed fish combination coleslaw and fries . Pleasant service clean bathrooms! Family friendly. Will be back.

Photo of Rudy Estrada Rudy Estrada
Jan 3, 2020 3

Need to work on there clam chowder.All else looks great. Tasted more like white gravy. Couldnt find the clam flavor. But to each his own.

Photo of Steve adams Steve adams
Jan 8, 2020 4

Service was very good. Fish tasted like it had been frozen FAR tooooo long. For $14 was not what I would have expected for lunch

Photo of Patra Diggs Patra Diggs
Jan 19, 2020 5

I have never had a bad expirence here. Good food, fast friendly service and they always remember my 99 year old grandma and they are so sweet to her. Today popcorn shrimp was Extra Good!!

Photo of One Two One Two
Jan 18, 2020 5

Pretty good seafood at this location. Also good Philly cheese steak as well. Love the atmosphere. Nice wait staff.

Photo of Lonnie Forte Lonnie Forte
Feb 22, 2020 4

My food was great. I had popcorn shrimp, clam strips and fried catfish. My food was and I had plenty.

Photo of Jennifer Crowe Jennifer Crowe
Jan 29, 2020 5

I've eaten here about 19 years and the food is always perfect. It's always a pleasure to walk in and be welcomed by such a sweet staff. Love the atmosphere.

Photo of Tolu Osinowo Tolu Osinowo
May 4, 2019 5

First time at this location. They are organized and the food is good. Definitely recommend

Photo of samantha woodward samantha woodward
Jun 29, 2020 4

Consistent food comes out quick a little pricey

Photo of Christopher Austin Christopher Austin
Jul 24, 2020 5

Always great food. Never disappoints to have huge portions.

Photo of Andre J Wagner Andre J Wagner
Aug 1, 2020 3

Truthfully, with all due respect the food is decent. Not amazing, nor awful but if I was hungry and someone offered me Mayflower I wouldn't refuse.

Photo of Kimberly Davis Kimberly Davis
Aug 29, 2020 3

The burger was deliciously juicy. Good customer service. I will go again

Photo of Michael Rivers Michael Rivers
Aug 26, 2020 4

The seafood was prepared wonderfully and I enjoyed the quick service, even when there were others ahead of me.

Photo of Mr. Burns Mr. Burns
Sep 12, 2020 4

Good food I can't complain about this place at all

Photo of Mamie Green Mamie Green
Aug 24, 2020 5

Strawberry Shake So Good

Photo of Keith Samuels Keith Samuels
Oct 7, 2020 3

A once great restaurant has slowly been on the decline. Bake potatoes are always inedible. Now, because of covid, its take out only. But, they haven't updated their website or Google info so you don't know until after you've driven there 15 min out of your way. Not the only one surprised either, at least three other parties showed up and left due to no dining room while I waited for take out.

Photo of John Morris John Morris
Mar 9, 2019 4

Cleanliness 3/5. Replaced a set of utensils due to rusty left over food smeared on the fork.Service 4/5. Very busy. Waitresses could use some help. They seem understaffed, more so in evenings.Quality 4/5. You can get your whole meal broiled or fried. That's a lot of grease. Wish they could look into air fryer options.Price 4/5. Good prices for fish. Fair, and good filling portions.

Photo of DeBorah Smith DeBorah Smith
Sep 19, 2020 5

Fresh...Fast...Affordable Fish!

Photo of Richard SteeleJr Richard SteeleJr
Oct 27, 2020 5

The last time I ate here before today; South Square Mall was still in business. It's good to see businesses from my childhood still around!

Photo of jennyybabe jennyybabe
Oct 20, 2020 5

Food was great and staff so nice. Beautiful plants inside too haha!

Photo of Nathaniel Holmes Nathaniel Holmes
Jan 4, 2021 5

Fast service! Great tasting food.

Photo of Shannon Wilson Shannon Wilson
Feb 24, 2022 5

Ordered lunch from Mayflower in Durham. It had been a while since I had last eaten here, not because it is bad, but because I don't get over to this side of town much. May I say I was not disappointed in the quality of the food and the portion sizes. The taste of the food was excellent. The service was also very good, staff was friendly and helpful. I will definitely try not to make it so long before I come back.

Photo of Catrina Bradley Catrina Bradley
Aug 6, 2021 4

Mayflower food is very good. I usually order their trout plate large size. I recommend this place to all seafood lovers. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service is great. Many people also agree because there are a lot of customers.

Photo of Tonya Adams Ruffin Tonya Adams Ruffin
Dec 28, 2021 5

I have only been inside to place my orders and I am always a satisfied customer. The food is so delicious. Customer for many years and years to come.

Photo of Amanda Jackson Amanda Jackson
Feb 2, 2022 5

It was our first time. The service was great. The oil was clean our food was fried well. If they can make my 85yr old grandma happy, then they are clearly doing something right. Our waiter was super nice and funny!