Rukes is one place on the Island
where everyone feels at home. Relax in the rustic screened-in
porch and enjoy softshell crabs or crab cakes the way you like 'em.
For dessert, milks & floats are
available, but most of all, you must try the famous...
Perfect for birthdays and other
It comes in many flavors: chocolate, banana, coconut...
Located right next to the Smith
Island Marina / Chesapeake Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, the Bayside is
also adjacent to the ferry landing.
Stop in for a bite to eat.
Serving lunch only: Noon to 4 pm.
Smith Island Center
is a good place for newcomers to visit to become more familiar with
the island. Inside you will find:
* A museum with permanent
exhibits on Smith Island History and culture.
* Special exhibits concerning Island life
* A computerized genealogy data
* Tourist information
* Gift Shop
* Public Restrooms.
* Shaded porches with
For more information call:
Directly across the Harbor from
Ewell is the
National Wildlife Refuge, comprising the northern half of Smith
Island. Waverly Evans of Tylerton will be glad to accommodate you on a
Thousands of migratory birds and species nest and abide here,
snowy egrets, great blue
herons, 'black ducks, pintail, mergansers, long-tailed ducks, scoters,
bufflehead, Canada geese, and tundra swans,' ...ospreys, peregrine
falcons. and other species of wildlife: 'red fox, muskrat, mink,
otter, voles, northern diamondback terrapin...' etc.
Mr. Evans will also take you to Tylerton, where you can visit his Folk
For any occasion, you can order
some delicious Smith Island crabs, caught and freshly steamed the same
day by a local waterman.
as few as a dozen or a whole bushel, depending on the size of your
For a small price extra we'll
add a side dish of your choice: corn on the cob, potato salad, cole
slaw or other dishes.
for crabs and layer cakes, please call ahead to place an order
before your stay.