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History of Graul's Market

It was 1920 when the late Fred and Esther Graul opened the first Graul’s Market at 2819 E. Monument Street in Baltimore City. In 1945 when their son, Harold Sr. returned from military service in World War II, he and his wife, Mary, assumed ownership of the store. In 1958 they moved to Annapolis with their four children, Harold Jr., Tom, Susie and Fred to open the first Graul’s Supermarket in Cape St. Claire. As the family has grown, each child has opened their own store and now the 4th generation has joined in the family business.

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As you’ll soon discover Graul’s is a very special place to shop. Each generation has passed down family recipes you’ll find in every department. We continue the tradition of personal, friendly service lost in today’s impersonal marketplace. From our fresh, delicious seafood, meat and produce to baked goods, baked fresh daily in each market, you’ll appreciate why Graul’s has been Your Good Food Grocer since 1920.

We have grown to six markets throughout Baltimore, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. One thing has remained constant, a Graul’s descendent has remained at the helm of each market. Harold Jr., his son Dennis and daughter Kate operate the Ruxton and Mays Chapel locations. Tom operates the Hereford market. Fred, and his son, Bryan, operate the Cape St. Claire and Annapolis stores. John Evans Jr., another fourth generation Graul, has recently opened the sixth location in St. Michaels Maryland.