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


Smith Island To Go


Smith Island Crabmeat Co-op
123 Wharf Street, Tylerton, MD 21866

We supply fresh crabmeat, crabcakes, crab salad, etc. We also allow guests to come in and see how we pick the crabs. Gift shop.

Feel free to come in and watch the picking through observation window, or for $3 per person, come into the picking area, ask questions and also get a sample of crabmeat.

Open June through November, 8-10 AM and 5-7:30 PM.

Please call 410-968-1344 to place orders. To be sure to get what you are looking for, best to order in advance. Fresh crabmeat often available by the pound for drop-ins.

Mary Ada Marshall
PO Box 665, Tylerton, MD 21866

Smith Island Layer Cakes: I will mail cakes anywhere or ship by boat to be picked up at the Crisfield City Dock. Cakes $25. Add $2 to ship by boat. Postage for mailing generally runs $8, but may vary on your location.

Crab Cakes: I make very large crab cakes and will ship anywhere. These crab cakes are pure blue crab meat picked by local ladies of our island. Crab Cakes $7.50 each or $85 per dozen

Cooking Demonstrations: I will show how to make a traditional island layer cake in my home (minimum of at least 5 people) $20 per person and your group can take the cake home with you.

Place orders or make appointments one week in advance.

Clayton & Sons Seafood
PO Box 226, Tylerton, MD 21866
Billy and Louise Clayton
410-425-2549 |

Soft Shell Crabs in season. Oysters in season, available shucked or as is in shells. Smith Island Layer Cakes. Crab Cakes in season. Hot Crab Dip. Crabmeat in season. Smith Island Cakes $25, all seafood will vary with market price.

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.


Eddie Evans Seafood
20888 Caleb Jones Road & Whitelock Road
Eddie Evans Sr.

Hard Crabs– Steamed and seasoned as ordered. Soft Shell Crabs alive or frozen. Shucked oysters. Market price.

In season and by order. For quantities of more than a few dozen, 24-hour notice please. Open 7 days from 3pm til dark.

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, 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM.

Smith Island Baking Company
Kristen Manzo, Manager
20926 Caleb Jones Road
Ewell, MD  21824
410-425-CAKE (2253)

Authentic Smith Island cakes - We ship Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Our cakes are $39.50 plus shipping. Everyone on the island has their own recipe, and we hope you like ours: always with ten moist, light layers, stacked nice and tall, with a frosting that’s plenty rich but never too sweet.

Although no one knows for sure who should get credit for first stacking all those impossibly thin layers of yellow cake on top of the other, with that delicious fudge frosting, we’re sure you’ll agree they make a wonderful treat for special events, for every day dess erts, and for everything in between.

Women have been baking Smith Island Cakes for special events and everyday gatherings as long as anyone can remember. The Company was founded to employ local women, promote local economic vitality, and enable Smith Islanders to share their unique treasure with dessert-lovers everywhere.

We take great pride in employing some of the finest bakers (and people) we think you’ll find anywhere. In keeping with Smith Island’s spirit of community, we donate a portion of all of our profits to our favorite charities. Be sure to check out their links below:


Crabs by the bushel

Smith Island Layer Cake