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A Century of Growth

Phillips Foods began in 1914 on Hoopers Island, a small watermen’s community on the abundant waters of the Chesapeake Bay, when Captain Augustus E. Phillips established his eponymous Maryland blue crab processing plant. More than a century later, we are tremendously proud of our Maryland heritage and the rich, diverse communities that have become part of our family.

A.E. Phillips Plant on Hoopers Island, Maryland, view from the Bay

Our original plant on Hoopers Island is still an integral part of the Phillips operation with a staff of 35 employees during peak season. Our Maryland Crab Meat and Soft Shell Crabs are currently processed at AE Phillips, which also supplies our Baltimore Crab Deck restaurant location with steamed blue crabs in season.

Some of the ways we pay tribute to our Maryland heritage include:

Graphic Showing Maryland Charities Supported by Phillips Foods

Learn more about ClearShark H20

Learn more about the Oyster Recovery Partnership

Learn more about the Maryland Watermen’s Association

Calling all Foodservice Professionals

With our extensive line of crab & seafood cakes, appetizers & soups, we make building your menu a breeze.

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A Maryland Legend

Try your hand at the original crab cake recipe first used at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, MD, in 1956.

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