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Chowder – clam, conch, seafood and even non-traditional are served up at the 35th Annual Great Chowder Debate! Guests will sample the chowders of our area’s finest restaurants on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at The Conch House in St. Augustine.
As always, admission is free and $1 taste tickets are sold at the event. For more information, visit The Chowder Debate website.
Winners in 2018
ENTERTAINMENT BY: Hit Parade
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” now offers more than the two original options. Local restaurants compete for the ultimate chowder bragging rights by entering their specialty chowders in one of five categories: Minorcan Conch, Minorcan Clam, New England Clam, Seafood, and Non-Seafood. There is also the People’s Choice, voted on by the public so patrons are encouraged to make their vote count!
WHAT RESTAURANTS ATTENDED IN 2018?
We had all sorts of great restaurants serving up chowder at the Great Chowder Debate in 2018! Check out the list!
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!