J.J. McDonnell was founded in 1945 and was originally located in the downtown Baltimore Seafood Market. In 1984, J.J. McDonnell relocated its operations to the Maryland Seafood Market in Jessup, Maryland. In October of 2016 J.J. McDonnell moved into a larger facility in Elkridge, Maryland, where we currently reside.
J.J. McDonnell has established a market leadership position in Maryland, Washington D.C, and Northern Virginia as a provider of high quality seafood products and services.
Over the years, the product focus has transitioned from predominately fresh fish to a healthy mix of fresh and frozen seafood. We cater to a wide range of customers, from Retail to Bar & Grill and Sushi to American Steakhouse, a small ‘Mom and Pop’ or a large National Chain.
J.J. McDonnell prides itself on being a company that offers more than just a product, we offer our customers a wealth of knowledge, information and education about the seafood industry and the product our customers are buying and serving. It’s our pleasure and purpose to provide seafood products, services, and support that will enable our customers to enhance their own businesses.