The Great Chowder Debate!
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Chowder – clam, conch, seafood and even non-traditional were served up at the 33rd Annual Great Chowder Debate! Guests sampled the chowders of our area’s finest restaurants on Sunday, November 5th at The Conch House in St. Augustine.
New in 2017, the Great Chowder Debate benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County! As always, admission is free and $1 taste tickets are sold at the event.
For more information, visit The Chowder Debate website.
What is the Great Chowder Debate?
Inaugurated in 1984, the Great Chowder Debate is one of the longest-running chowder championships in the country!
Over 30 restaurants from the St. Augustine area come out every November to donate their chowders and their time in hope of winning first place.
The Great Chowder Debate features over 5,000 patrons and over 2,000 gallons of chowder, served by some of the Florida’s best restaurants and chefs!
What types of Restaurants Participate?
Restaurants of all types are welcome to participate in The Chowder Debate. You do no need to be a seafood restaurant or even have chowder on your menu to be included. In the past we have had nearly 30 restaurants come out ranging from Italian to Irish, and even local Delis.
As long as you think you can cook up a tasty chowder and want to join the fun, we will be more than happy to let you join. The more restaurants the better!