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About Us

The Chesapeake Bay is known for its unique combination of delicious seafood and charming Southern hospitality. We’ve tried to capture both in our gourmet food offerings and in our personal approach to customer service, allowing you to simply choose and enjoy. We are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland so that we can stay connected to the local seafood industry and see first-hand the bounty of the bay.

The most famous denizen of the Chesapeake Bay is the Maryland blue crab. Its sweet, ocean flavor and remarkable versatility make it one of the most prized crabs in the world, and we have a whole line of offerings that use blue crab in all sorts of imaginative ways. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our creativity as much as we do!

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More was founded in 1980 by a local Maryland family, as a small mail order business focusing on Crab Cakes and local cuisine. Our top seller, the exclusive Perfect Crab Cakes™, have been a mainstay of our business ever since, even earning a spot on The O List, hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey. Current partners Laura McManus and Kate Glenn have continued the tradition and ethics of a small business since 2009. Both believe employees and customers are part of our extended family, and although we've grown considerably since our humble beginnings, as owner-operators we believe firmly in staying true to our roots. That means above all delivering an exceptional, personal shopping experience every single day.

Today, we also serve up huge spoonsful of Southern charm found in most of our categories including appetizers, breakfast, brunch, lunch, side dishes, dinner, and of course dessert. Our desserts represent classic Southern flavors, and some are even sourced straight from the families that created the unique offerings many generations ago. We strive for authentic flavors but aren’t afraid to add a modern twist. Above all, we want you and your guests to love the foods we offer as much as we do, and everything we do here is dedicated toward that end.

If you can’t make it to the Chesapeake shore, let Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More bring the Southern shore to you. We genuinely thank you for being part of our family and invite you to savor the taste and traditions that make the Chesapeake Bay a wonderful place to call home!



Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More is proud to be part of Chesapeake Fine Food Group, a private female-owned business focusing only on direct-to-consumer prepared gourmet foods. Our small family of brands includes Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More, Mackenzie Limited, and Impromptu Gourmet, and was formed with the goal of offering every type of prepared gourmet food for increased shopping ease and convenience. If you don’t see something you’re shopping for in Chesapeake Bay, we invite you to visit the Mackenzie Limited and Impromptu Gourmet tabs at the top of the screen to explore what our sister brands have to offer, or simply query in the search box (upper right) what you’re looking for and it will quickly scan all three websites. Your purchase from all three brands can be added to the same Checkout and will be combined for shipping as well.