About Us

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 websitewww.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 atwww.jandwseafood.com.  If you are in the Chesapeake Bay region and would like to tour our facilities please contact us atcustomerservice@crabville.com.

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