Seasonal Business 

The Mermaid Shanty is a street-side, walk-up restaurant in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay waterfront community of Crisfield Maryland. Along with snow cones and shaved ice, the “Shanty” serves deep-fried seafood, including Chesapeake Bay crab balls. We are proud to say our restaurant uses only crabmeat from local picking houses. Dessert consists of only one option – a slice of Original Smith Island Cake. After you try it, you’ll understand why other options aren’t necessary. Stop by, order our ice delights and seafood, buy a shirt and “be a mermaid or merman”!!