Welcome to United Shellfish Company, the leading local source for fresh seafood in the Mid-Atlantic.

Situated on the beautiful waterways of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we have been providing our customers with products of the highest quality for more than 50 years.

Delicacies include: Chesapeake Bay “Rockfish”, oysters, crabmeat, shrimp, fish, and a variety of fresh and frozen seafood.

With 60 employees and 25 trucks, United Shellfish Company distributes quality seafood to over 1,200 customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We are the exclusive distributors of Ipswich Shellfish Group select quality brands, offering an unparalleled variety of product line options.

We cater to your business’s individual needs by providing both convenient quantities and tailored portioning, with same day deliveries for most areas for orders placed before 7:00 a.m. Our products are always fresh and of premium quality.

Our stringent quality control and state-of-the-art seafood processing techniques ensure the safety of our products and the satisfaction of our customers. To honor our commitment to product safety, we voluntarily invest in testing that goes beyond industry requirements. In addition to required monitoring, we test products and facilities for mercury, bacterial plate counts, coliform, e-coli, and histamines where applicable. Additionally, we employ full-time on-site HACCP coordinators at our processing and distribution center and verify our compliance via third party audit by NSF Cooks and Thurber. United Shellfish Company complies with Good Manufacturing Practices, meets or exceeds the global standard (GFSI) for Safe Quality Foods (SQF), and is FDA registered.

With a history of exceptional service and satisfaction, United Shellfish Company is proud to put our customers first. In addition to offering tailored portioning and flexible quantities, our timely delivery schedules maintain product quality and freshness. Our fleet of custom refrigerated trucks operate up to six days per week, providing direct delivery service from our facility to your door. To ensure efficiency, our professional drivers always have Nextel connect “hands-free” cell phone contact with our facility. In our commitment to being “green”, routing is done with an emphasis on maximizing customer service while minimizing our carbon footprint. Our employees subscribe to our Code of Values.

heritage-photoOur Heritage

United Shellfish Company is a division of Ipswich Shellfish Group, founded in 1935 by George Pappas. With a growing business built on trust and an increasing demand for extraordinary seafood, Mr. Pappas decided to extend his company’s reach to the Mid-Atlantic with their United Shellfish Company location in Grasonville, Maryland.

Family owned, Ipswich Shellfish Group continues to be dedicated to his original vision of pairing the finest quality seafood with outstanding customer service. In accordance, United Shellfish Company is committed to sustainability, quality control, and unmatched service. Our care for our customers is also reflected in our care for the environment. We aim to be “green” in all aspects of our business including distribution, warehousing, processing and office operations.