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May's Counter Chicken & Waffles
Southern Restaurant (US)$$
Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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2945 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716
2945 East Speedway BoulevardUSArizonaTucson85716
(520) 327-2421
$$Southern Restaurant (US), Chicken Restaurant
Southern Restaurant (US)
Chicken Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Sports Bar
Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
This Southern-minded eatery is Tucson’s only restaurant where you can order a stiff drink with your collard greens and fried chicken and enjoy an upscale-ish atmosphere. The food is in the diner vein, but the options are far more creative than your usual: sandwiches of barbecue-pinneapple chicken and a shrimp po-boy, waffle-batter-dipped hot dogs, sides of broasted sweet potatoes and fried okra, and the tot-chos—tator tots doused in cheese with jalapeños, pulled chicken and more.
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Bustling pub for comfort eats with a Southern flair, from fried pickles to jalapeño mac 'n' cheese.- Google
"I had the chicken and waffles and a spinach flat iron steak salad."
"Since the place touts fried chicken and waffles, that's exactly what I ordered."
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kirk singleton
2 months ago
My first visit was nice. The staff greeted me promptly when I arrived. I went on a Friday afternoon and it was busy, but the server was awesome and worked seemingly tireless to keep up with all of tables. She was very friendly, so I tipped her well. I enjoyed my breakfast, which was the eggs, biscuits and gravy. I later came back toward late evening for the meat loaf "To-Go" and peach cobbler. All was great tasting, but the mac and cheese was so-so. Overall, a very nice experience and I will be returning often.
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7 months ago
Awesome, awesome food! Loved the atmosphere, everyone was so friendly. My new "fave" when I come to Tucson to visit "The Kid" at school.
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Tyler Nienhouse
7 months ago
Some of my favorite comfort food in a good atmosphere! I've never had a bad experience here.
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Douglas Malcore
11 months ago
What a clever and unique place. I had the burger and cheese fries, and that was spectacular. I will be going back for the chicken and waffles as well as a "hair of the dog"
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Kitty Kellman
11 months ago
May's food is incredibly delicious. I loved everything I tried. The restaurant is nice, clean, charming, and a local spot. The food is made from scratch and the ingredients are fresh. I highly recommend trying the country fried steak or just go with an order of the chicken and waffles- you can't go wrong. They also offer Kool-Aid with a lot of the meals which I find nostalgic and refreshing.
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Maya Kelsey
a year ago
This is just plain delicious. We finally made it in on a Monday. We had our pick of tables and I noticed of the people there, there was a mix of big families with kids, couples and uni's (university people) sitting up at the counter. It has a sports bar feel with a few hung AZ Wildcat's banners and tv's everywhere, but the noise level was minimal and the atmosphere was fine. We were a couple dining. We can get quite picky about ambiance, but we were waited on quickly and with good service. The waitress was perfect in fact waiting for us to decide as it was our first time, but not staying away too long. I had the chicken and waffles and a spinach flat iron steak salad. Too much food, but I couldn't decide. You will not find many healthy choices on this menu, so go here to eat fried chicken, waffles, macaroni and cheese among everything else on the menu. The menu is posted online and they were even taking orders for whole deep fried turkeys for Thanksgiving 2013. The price is pretty good considering we seem to spend $100 for two lately dining, which is usually blamed on a bottle of good wine, but the house red, cab was $5 a glass, the only red wine choice and frankly great wine! My husband had a milk stout, not much of a head, then went to Stella on tap which was a better choice. Fried chicken, sticky waffles with blueberries and bacon inside, your choice of sides and cold beer. Great mix.
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Leif Dyrsten
10 months ago
The chicken is clucking great, and the fresh lemonade is perfect. Wait staff is slow and dry. The waffles and biscuits taste like flower. And I don't even think they used real ostrich on the booths.
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Howard Enos
a year ago
Truly disappointed. Chicken was bland and flavor less and skin was chewy. Building and decor where nice and clean, was slow late afternoon, staff was quick to serve us but was also quick to walk away, 10 minutes for a refill, but food is lacking in flavor and doesn't give me any reason to make me want to go back. Burgers where decent but I went for their name. Left me with a sad feeling in my stomach.


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