Clayboys Shave Ice is committed to providing a delicious dessert for a fair and affordable price. We use filtered water for our ice as well as top quality flavor concentrates. All syrups are made the "old-fashioned' way, using Domino Brand cane-sugar as opposed to corn syrup. Our tropical concentrates are sourced from suppliers based in Hawaii, while our traditional concentrates come from their city of origin Baltimore, Maryland. Don't forget our signature Swedish Fish that can be found at the bottom of every cup!
Clayboy’s Shave Ice was founded by Scott Styer at his home in Catonsville, Maryland in 1992. Scott had spent the last couple of years living in Hawaii where he learned and perfected the process of making Hawaiian style shave ice. He was trained by the legendary Aaron Furujen - who has run a similar shave ice business in Hawaii for 50 years. Scott had the idea of starting his own business back in his hometown of Bethesda. His goal was to integrate a relaxing aspect of island life and a buzzing suburban city. After 30 years of successful operation, Scott, now 70 years old, decided to sell Clayboy’s in 2021 due to the Pandemic. The business is now owned and operated by Bill and Dan McKinnon, who grew up eating Scott’s delicious shave ice and have stayed true to the roots and traditions of Clayboy’s.
The original Clayboy's location at 4801 Bethesda Ave. Open 7 days a week from 11am-8pm in the summer months. Stop by to try our delicious product!
Clayboy’s uses a special Taiwanese ice planer that shaves the ice to the perfect soft and thin texture.This texture allows the ice to absorb the syrup well, and holds the flavor throughout the cone as opposed to bleeding to the bottom of the cup. The ice is not simply crushed into small chunks like a normal snow cone. Clayboy’s currently has a menu of 15 flavors including kinds of fruit and other traditional desserts. Clayboy’s is 100% vegan, dairy free, and gluten free.
Clayboy’s has now expanded from one location, and now offers catering at private events. To book Clayboy’s at your special occasion please refer to our private events sheet (linked below) and contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know the number of people attending your event, and the amount of time you would like us to stay. Clayboy’s can accommodate anything from a birthday party with 10 kids to a music festival with 5000 attendants.
Clayboy's also has merchandise available! Merchandise can be purchased on our carts and trucks, or shipped directly.
If interested in having a shirt or sweatshirt shipped to you, contact Dan at 202-669-5626