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Great Chowder Debate 2020 "Progressive — Crawl Style"

Sampling will go on thru month of November | Winners announced online on Dec. 1, 2020 at Conch House Restaurant

This annual event will be a little different in 2020, with sampling going on at individual restaurants throughout the month of November.

Less than a mile East of the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island.
57 Comares Avenue, St. Augustine, 32080
(904) 829-3295
  • The Annual Great Chowder Debate, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County and traditionally hosted at the Conch House Restaurant, will be a little different in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The "2020 Progressive Chowder Debate — Crawl Style" will take place throughout the month of November at participating restaurants, where samples will be available. Winners will be announced via live stream on the Conch House and Big Brothers Big Sisters Facebook pages on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

    The four competition categories are Minorcan Conch or Clam, New England clam, Seafood Chowder, and Non-Seafood Chowder. Chowder enthusiasts may get their samples at participating restaurants by either donating on-site $2.00 per sample or by using an online donation process for pre-paid Chowder cards (10 samples for $15).

    Guests can enter the "Most Restaurants Visited" and "Wildest Mask" contests, vote for their favorite as “People’s Choice” Award ($1 per vote), and purchase special edition event t-shirts. As always, proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County.

    A list of participating restaurants can be found here, along with more details of the event as they become available.

    Admission: $2.00 per sample at participating restaurants or a pre-paid Chowder Debate card good for 10 samples for $15.00 Voting for “People’s Choice” is $1.00.

    When: Samples will be available at participating restaurants throughout the month of November. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2020 (time TBA).

    Where: A list of participating restaurants will be included here as soon as it becomes available.

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