2020 Restaurants & Merchants

Join the hundreds of voters who have already registered for a month long hybrid event to eat and shop small business in the Long Beach Island Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is presenting their 32 annual Chowderfest differently this year to comply with COVID19 restrictions and safety regulations. Tasters can now purchase merchandise online, complete in the inaugural Virtual Chowder Walk Run and Bike challenge and of course register to vote. There is no cost to become a VIP this year where an email address will get you access to the ballot, digital mapping and Chowderfest Playlist.

Tasters are representing near and far from Philadelphia, Staten Island, and across New Jersey to include Passaic, Somerset, Bergen, Union and Ocean Counties. Pennsylvania counties also include Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery. 

Restaurants registered for take out or dine in chowder experiences are:Lefty’s Tavern with their award winning Manhattan, County Kettle Chowder‘s Lobsta Bisque, Terrace Tavern‘s New Jersey Clam Chowder, Surf City Hotel‘s New England Style, Ott’s Good Earth Garden with their Jersey Street Corn and Crab Chowder, Tucker’s Tavern New England, Daddy O Restaurant & Hotel‘s Manhattan, The WooHoo with their Crabzilla, The Gateway‘s New England, Cluck’N Crabs Cluck’N Red, Polly’s Dock & Clam House with their Hermains Hearty Chowder, Daymark‘s New England Clam Chowda, Birdy’s Cafe and Artisan Market entering Manhattan Clam Chowder, The Arlington‘s Manhattan, The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House‘s OC Red, Roberto’s Dolce Vita with Robbie’s Red Clam Chowder, Dune 18‘s Crab and Corn Chowder, Kubel’s Too with their New England Clam Chowder, Panzone’s Pizza entering Smoked Manhattan Chowder, Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern‘s Tuscan Lobster Chowder, ScoJo’s entering their New England Clam Chowder, Howard’s Restaurant with New England Clam Chowder, La Bamba with Scallop Tequila Chowder, Chicken or the Eggs Old School White,  and Living On the Veg with their own Manhattan.


Merchants who are offering Chowder Month specials include Bywatyr Shop, Chick’s LBI ShopGifted by the SeaBetween the SheetsSouth End Surf ‘N PaddleThe Mod HatterProgressive DimensionsYuletide Christmas ShopMaking Waves, and The Good Life Boutique.


Registration is now officially open and voting can take place anytime between September 5th to Oct 4th. Voting ends at 3:00p.m. on the 4th. 

Go to www.chowderfest.com to register and receive information directly. One email address per vote. Once you cast your selection, that address cannot vote again!