Smith Island: A True Island Community in the Heart of the Chesapeake Bay


Places to Eat

Traditional fare and more can be found on the island.

In Ewell, The Bayside Inn and Ruke's are located close to the ferry and the Smith Island Heritage Center. The Bayside Inn also offers hand-scooped ice cream. The New York Experience serves beverages and treats from an authentic New York coffee cart.

In Tylerton, the Drum Point Market offers what has been called the best crab cake in Maryland along with other sub shop fare, and overnight guests at the The Inn of Silent Music can enjoy a gourmet seafood dinner.


Drum Point Market
Duke Marshall;
21162 Center St., Tylerton, MD 21866
410-425-2108 |

Local Mom & Pop store with the best crab cakes in the land. Grocery store, sub shop and convenience store.
Open Monday — Saturday 10-3 pm, 6-8 pm. Closed Sunday but will open for emergencies or large groups. Closed Wednesday evenings.

Bayside Inn Restaurant
Betty Tyler
4065 Smith Island Road, Ewell, MD 21824

Lunch and dinner items as well as an all you can eat family style meal.
Memorial Day weekend through October 15th, 11:00 AM — 4:00PM.

Bayside Inn Carryout and Ice Cream Shop
Betty Tyler 
4065 Smith Island Road, Ewell, MD 21824

Carryout food and a variety of hand dipped ice cream, shakes, sundaes, floats and more.
Take home a Smith Island cake. We sell slices and whole cakes.
Memorial Day weekend through October 15th, 12 noon — 4 PM.

The New York Experience
Aram Polster and Miriam Jones
3978 Tyler Road, Ewell, MD 21824
410-425-2053 |

Authentic NYC coffee cart. Coffee, tea, soda, juice, protein shakes, espresso, occasional soup and donuts, old-time candy, various on-going art projects. Outdoor seating available. Open 8-10 AM Monday-Saturday year round. Occasional afternoon hours 2-4 PM. Spring/Summer: Monday-Saturday 8-10 AM, 2-4 PM Monday-Saturday (times subject to change due to weather).


Across from the Smith Island Center

Burgers, steak sandwiches, crab cakes and more

Enjoy great seafood at the restaurants of Smith Island
Smith Island Layer Cake