Food Service: Restaurants & Hotels

We are pleased to count small local eateries, fine dining establishments, mid-sized restaurants, hotels, and large corporate chains among our diverse clientele. Big or small, we treat each individual customer with the same level of care and attention. Ipswich Shellfish Group understands the differing needs of our customers and aims to always exceed expectations. We know that we all share one common goal – to bring fresh-catch quality seafood to satisfied customers.


From our waterfront headquarters to your customer’s kitchen table, we are proud to supply our premier seafood to supermarkets, specialty markets, and small locally owned stores. As with our restaurant clients, our retail/wholesale buyers can expect an unparalleled level of respect, care, and personalized attention. That is the United Shellfish Company promise!



As the owner of Dutchs Daughter Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland, I wanted to express my gratitude and to say that I am continually impressed by the excellent service that United Shellfish has provided to us for the past 14 years. We and our customers demand and expect the seafood delivered from United Shellfish to be the freshest and highest quality product available. United Shellfish has always made sure we had all the product we needed and that the product was delivered fresh daily.

Eileen Gideon

United Shellfish has been servicing Dover Downs for many years and while the Quality, Service, and Pricing are exceptional , more importantly we have been able to jointly work out solutions to our Casino needs through collaboration and negotiations with Suppliers, Ourselves, and United.

We would recommend utilizing their expertise and skills as a dependable Supplier of Seafood.

Jerry Lawrence, Director of Purchasing, Dover Downs Casino.

Having been in the restaurant business over 30 years, I have had my share of shady, fly-by-night seafood companies. United Shellfish is one the finest purveyors of any sort I have ever done business with. Their seafood is always the finest, freshest available and the integrity of their employees is beyond reproach! I highly recommend United Shellfish Company as I have used them for over 20 years!

George Betz
Executive Chef
Boatyard Bar and Grill
Annapolis, Maryland

United Shellfish has been an important part of our success since we began doing business together in the 1970’s. Their quality and service is second to none.

Don Davis- owner Edgewater Restaurant

My name is Rocky Denson, and my wife Blaire and I own and operate Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar in Colonial Beach, Virginia. We began a relationship with United Shellfish about 2.5 years ago. Our Market is about Fresh, Local and Quality.

Starting out in a new career after 20 successful years in financial services was quite a step and gamble for us. My Grandfather established the original Denson’s Grocery in 1912. My mother and father continued this family business in the 1940’s until they sold it in 1980. The last 5 years of my financial services career consumed me with the thought of reopening our family business. My wife and I knew that it would not work as a ‘Conventional’ Grocery Store like the market that my grandparents and parents operated. We had to be different. We found a location in a high traffic area of town and ‘pulled the trigger’. We reopened Denson’s Grocery on Memorial Day weekend in 2011.

Our products…nothing less than QUALITY and FRESH. Consumers are more educated about food these days and we realized this. One area of concern for us was seafood. We needed FRESH. We were not pleased with the quality and freshness of the product we were receiving, so we did a little research and found United Shellfish. Wow…We are so glad we did! JoAnne Zelko maintains our account and the quality of the fish and shellfish is second to none. We are proud of our relationship and we know what we are going to receive each week…FRESHNESS. Our customers know this too. Our seafood business has drastically increased. And…We feel like we receive very special treatment which is so important to us. Thank you for your commitment and great customer service to Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar.

Rocky and Blaire Denson

United Shellfish