In 1982, Kevin Wade began selling oysters out of a pickup truck in the town of Deltaville, Virginia. He would visit local restaurants and grocery stores, take orders and deliver a fresh product the next day. The seafood business was a part of his life way before this venture started. His mother and father were owners of one of the most famous restaurants in the Chesapeake Bay area – Taylor’s Restaurant. His father had taught him everything from how to run an efficient business and most importantly demanding only the highest quality when dealing with seafood and Kevin’s mother was the backbone of the business with her hard work and dedication. Kevin quickly outgrew his pick-up truck and built a small facility with a retail storefront in the town of Deltaville. The name of his business would be called J&W Seafood.
Over the years his business grew. The retail storefront became a place where everyone would buy fresh local seafood and fishing gear. The wholesale side of his business began to develop as he began shucking oysters, hand-picking crabs for fresh crab meat and shedding soft shell crabs. Kevin began to develop his business with the production of fresh Chesapeake Seafood and his facility was given the distinction of a model processing facility with the Virginia Department of Shellfish and Sanitation. Through the growth of the business Kevin’s pursuit of delivering a quality product to the customer has never wavered.
Today, J&W Seafood has 2 plant locations and 2 retail storefronts. The plants include a crab picking operation that produces only the highest quality handpicked crabmeat and a oyster shucking operation that produces the finest shucked oyster product. Our soft shell crabs are known for their wonderful taste and distinct quality. J&W Seafood prides itself on the fact that our products are distributed through only reputable retailers throughout the country. J&W Seafood is a 10 time exhibitor at the International Boston Seafood Show where our products are showcased to people and companies from around the world.
It is with great satisfaction and distinction that J&W Seafood now offers our products online through our website www.crabville.com. Please call on Crabville© for fresh Chesapeake Bay Seafood and other great seafood alternatives.
If you would like to find out more information about J&W Seafood of Va. Inc. or Crabville© please visit our business site at www.jandwseafood.com. If you are in the Chesapeake Bay region and would like to tour our facilities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You,
Crabville a J&W Seafood of Va, Inc. Company
As a chef of 36 plus years, ten of which as a seafood chef in Maine, I find your product(s) are always of superior quality & freshness. I am a repeat customer & will continue to be your ardent supporter.
the shipping was fast the crab crab cakes were very good i will order more soon
My mother really enjoyed her package. The shrimp were large and the crab cakes delicious.
Once again they were a hit.
Shared with two families & received raved reviews
The fresh shucked oysters arrived quickly. I fried one quart and made stew out of the other. Some of the best I've ever had!
First order, very impressed, i will order again,
Great products, always delivered on time and outstanding customer support!
THE FRESH OYSTERS AND JUMBO TEXAS SHRIMP WERE GREAT !!! MY GUESTS ALL WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I GOT THEM AND I TOLD THEM CRABVILLE
This was my first time ordering and I and my mom were very pleased.
I will be ordering from you again & telling everyone I know about your company.
Your Crab Meat is how crab should taste, exquisitely light, sweet, and full body Thanks for another fine product!
The crab meat arrived quickly, was packaged well, contained large chunks of fresh meat with no shell pieces - ready to use. All my dinner guests commented on how good the crab was. I think it is incredible that I can get fresh crab meat of this quality in Colorado. Thank you for making that possible!
The deviled crabs were delicious and my whole family loved them! I came back from a business trip on the east coast and thought everyone should try these.. so I ordered some and they were packaged so well. I couldn't imagine them possibly spoiling on their trip from Virginia to Michigan! They were seasoned really well, but if it doesnt cut it for you, a dash of old bay will work!
They were truly the best and biggest oysters I have ever ate, and I have already bought a bigger box for my next weekend off
A great source for Chesapeake oysters.
Succulent sea scallops! Best we’ve had in a long time! Thanks Crabville for providing quality sea food at a fair price!
Being raised a fisherman myself in the Carolina's , I really enjoyed the oysters,clams,an shrimp we received from your business . It arrived on time an the seafood was still cool. Looking forward in doing more business with you in the future.
I was so excited to see the quality of these oysters they were perfect size for eating raw or cooked. I will be ordering again very soon!
The Oysters were large, full, and fresh. We ordered the 50 ct bag and were very satisfied. Thank you Crabville.com
Gave as a gift ,scallops and the frozen softshell crabs ,rave reviews from the recipients “my cousins“ down in Virginia -well done thank you
The crab meat is very fresh and arrived when requested. Excellent packaging.
The oysters select were over the top - plump, sweet and savory. My oyster stew was a huge hit thanks to those oysters. Would I buy them again? You bet
I'm not an oyster person, but my family members who are said the oysters were delicious. They arrived on time and well packaged. I will definitely order from Crabville again.
These jumbo lump crab cakes arrived exactly on time and in perfect condition. The packaging kept them cold and safe. I stashed them in the fridge for four days, and on Christmas Day they cooked up into golden brown masterpieces full of flavor. I cooked them on the stove top in just a hint of extra virgin olive oil. My guests moved here from Maryland, and these crab cakes did not disappoint them or us. (We used to live in Deltaville, by the way.) I served them with a mildly hotsy remoulade sauce, smashed red potatoes with balsamic glaze aioli, and asparagus. The dishes sang together like a choir of angels. All my concerns about how the crab cakes would turn out after being in the refrigerator for four days were simply forgotten. I plan to order these again. I think it was my best Christmas dinner ever.
These guys are awesome! I ordered a pound of scallops and they were definitely top quality. Tender & sweet. Highly recommend!!
Packed very well, arrived fresh and cold, best oysters I've had for a long time. Will be ordering more!
Exstremely impressed with this company.... Had a total knee replacement on 12-6, which has thrown my family Christmas Eve prep behind schedule. Not realizing that Tuesday 12-18 was the last day that orders would ship prior to the holiday. I took a shot and put a call into Crabville Wednesday 12-19. and spoke with Rick who was beyonds words accomodating. Rick took the time to handle my order personally
( 2 qts standard shucked oysters) and squeezed my order in. In a day where customer service is lacking, it is very refreshing to receive this level of service. I have orderd from this company before and their products are the definition of fresh.
Flavor the best. Packaged outstanding. Delivery on time.
Moved to Arizona. Still get great crabs!
Other places I have ordered from I received some very light crabs. But not from Crabville.
Crab feast on Martha Vineyard 2016
Every summer we get delivery from Crabville of little neck clams that we cook on the outdoor grill as the main appetizer in family get together. The clams always arrive on time and in top condition. This year we added some cooked blue claws which arrived ready to eat and were delicious.
We sent this crab meat to our grandson for his birthday. He said it was the best birthday present he ever got in his 29 years. He eats it fresh - right out of the can, no recipe;