Competitors Hall of Fame

The roster lists the best of the best restaurants that have competed in this greatest food competition that the Jersey Shore has to offer. For twenty years, over a hundred competitors have joined the ranks, but shucking, creating, and serving the finest red and white chowder ever made

1989

Boulevard Clams
Buckalew’s
Callahan’s
Charles Seafood Garden
Crest Seafood
Jim Episale
Fisherman’s Friend
Gateway, Best Overall
Harvey Cedars Shellfish
The Mooring, 1st Place White
Nugent’s Famous Seafood,
Critics’ Choice
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Ponderosa
Port O’ Call, 1st Place Red
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Ship Bottom Shellfish
Starboard Inn
Sunset Harbor Realty
Surf City Hotel

1990

Boulevard Clams
Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 1st Place Red & Critics’ Choice
Family Restaurant, 2nd Place White
Fisherman’s Friend
The Mooring, 1st Place White
Nugent’s Famous Seafood
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 3rd Place Red
Picadilly Pub
Ponderosa
Port O’ Call, 2nd Place Red
Seashell Club & Restaurant, 3rd Place White
Stowaway Restaurant
Starboard Inn
Sunset Harbor Realty

1991

Beall’s Food Market
Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 2nd Place Red
Engleside Inn
Foster’s Market
Gateway, 1st Place White & Critics’ Choice
Greenhouse Cafe, 1st Place Red (Tie)
Mangone’s
The Mooring, 2nd Place White
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant, 3rd Place Red
The Owl Tree, 3rd Place White
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Romeo’s, 1st Place Red (Tie)
Seashell Club & Restaurant

1992

Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 2nd Place Red
Country Kettle Chowda’, 3rd Place White
Engleside Inn
Foster’s Market
Gateway, 1st Place White
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Cafe, 1st Place Red
Griffo’s Italian Cuisine, Critics’ Choice
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 2nd Place White
Romeo’s, 3rd Place Red
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Ship Bottom Shellfish
Stowaway Restaurant
Starboard Inn
Tuckers

1993

American Culinary Federation
Barnegat Bay Seafood House
Capriccio Ristorante, 3rd Place White
Carroll’s, 2nd Place White
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 2nd Place Red & Critics’ Choice
Country Kettle Chowda’, 1st Place White
Engleside Inn
Jim Episale
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Cafe, 1st Place Red
Griffo’s
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Nugent’s Famous Seafood
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 3rd Place Red
Tuckers

1994

Barnegat Bay Seafood House
Capriccio Ristorante
Carroll’s, 2nd Place White
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 3rd Place Red
Chicken or the Egg
Country Kettle Chowda’, 3rd Place White
Engleside Inn
Gateway, 1st Place White & Critics’ Choice
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Cafe, 1st Place Red & Critics’ Choice
Griffo’s
John Morrell
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Ponderosa
Quarter Deck Inn
Ryland Mortgage
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Southern Ocean County Hospital, 2nd Place Red

1995

The Bagel Shack
Barnegat Bay Seafood House
The Boat House, 3rd Place Red
Capriccio Ristorante
Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden
Chicken or the Egg
Country Kettle Chowda’, 2nd Place White
Engleside Inn
Joe Pop’s
Luv’s Deli
* M & M Steam Bar, 3rd Place White
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Quarter Deck Inn, 1st Place White
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Southern Ocean County Hospital, 2nd Place Red
Southern Ocean Center/Genesis
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 1st Place Red
Tuckers

* Entered red and white chowder

1996

Barnegat Nursing Center
The Boat House
Buckalew’s
Carroll’s, 1st Place Red
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 3rd Place Red
Country Kettle Chowda’, 2nd Place White
Engleside Inn
Gateway, Grand Prize White
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Cafe, Grand Prize Red
Joe Pop’s, 2nd Place Red
M & M Steam Bar, 3rd Place White
The Marlin
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Quarter Deck Inn, 1st Place White
Seacrest Village Nursing & Rehab
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta

1997

Buckalew’s
The Bulkhead Restaurant
Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden, 3rd Place Red
Clayton’s Log Cabin
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
* Gateway, Grand Prize Red, 2nd Place White
Greenhouse Cafe, 2nd Place Red
The Marlin
Montarusso’s, 1st Place White
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 3rd Place White
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Shop-Rite of Manahawkin
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 1st Place Red
Tuckers

* Entered red and white chowder

1998

Beacon Street Grill
Buckalew’s, 1st Place Red
Carroll’s, 2nd Place White
Charles’ Seafood Garden, Critics’ Choice Red
Country Kettle Chowda’, 1st Place White
Engleside
Fabian’s
Gateway, The Gateway
The Grapevine
Il Giardino
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 3rd Place White
Picadilly Pub
Seashell Club & Restaurant, Grand Prize White & Critics’ Choice
Ship Bottom Shellfish
Shop-Rite of Manahawkin
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 2nd Place Red
Tuckers, 3rd Place Red

1999

Barnegat Light Deli
Buckalew’s
Carroll’s
Charles’ Seafood Garden
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
Fabian’s, 2nd Place White
The Grapevine, 2nd Place Red
Marino Russo, 1st Place Red
The Mooring, 3rd Place Red
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Picadilly Pub
Seashell Club & Restaurant
Shop-Rite of Manahawkin
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 3rd Place White
* Surf City Hotel, Grand Prize Red, 1st Place White
Tuckers

* Entered red and white chowder

2000

Buckalew’s, Grand Prize Red
* Carroll’s
* Country Kettle Chowda’, 1st Place White & 1st Place Red
Fabian’s, 3rd Place White
Four C’s Sons, Grand Prize White
* The Grapevine
Great Bay Nursing & Rehab
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
* Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 2nd Place Red
Seashell Club & Restaurant, 2nd Place White
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 3rd Place Red
Surf City Hotel
* Tuckerton Seaport

*Entered red and white chowder

2001

The Boat House, 3rd Place Red
Buckalew’s, 2nd Place Red
Carroll’s
Coastal Learning Center
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
Fabian’s, 1st Prize White
The Grapevine, 2nd Place White
Great Bay Nursing & Rehab
The Mooring
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 1st Place Red
Pinziminio Trattoria
Sea Oaks Golf Club
Southern Ocean Center/Genesis
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Thristy Mallard, 3rd Place White

2002

Basil’s/ Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 1st Place White
Buckalew’s
Carroll’s, 2nd Place White
Chicken or the Egg, 3rd Place White
Coastal Learning Center
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
Creevy’s on Atlantis, 2nd Place Red
Dartcor Management Services
The Grapevine
Holly’s Deli, 3rd Place Red
Marina Russo
The Mooring, 1st Place Red
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Skeeter’s Seafood Cafe
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Surf City Cafe

2003

The Boat House, 3rd Place Red
Buckalew’s, 2nd Place Red
Carroll’s
Coastal Learning Center
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
Fabian’s, 1st Prize White
The Grapevine, 2nd Place White
Great Bay Nursing & Rehab
The Mooring
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 1st Place Red
Pinziminio Trattoria
Sea Oaks Golf Club
Southern Ocean Center/Genesis
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Thristy Mallard, 3rd Place White

2004

Basil’s/ Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 1st Place White
Buckalew’s
Carroll’s, 2nd Place White
Chicken or the Egg, 3rd Place White
Coastal Learning Center
Country Kettle Chowda’, Grand Prize White
Creevy’s on Atlantis, 2nd Place Red
Dartcor Management Services
The Grapevine
Holly’s Deli, 3rd Place Red
Marina Russo
The Mooring, 1st Place Red
Morrison’s Seafood Restaurant
Skeeter’s Seafood Cafe
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Surf City Cafe

2005

Bayside Dinner
The Beach Plum Cafe at Southern Ocean
County Hospital
Chicken or the Egg, 3rd place white
Bistro 14, 3rd place red
The Boat House
Country Kettle Chowda, Grand Prize White
Creevy’s on Atlantis
Greenhouse Cafe, Grand Prize Red
Howard’s Restaurant, 2nd Place White
LBI Surf & Turf
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 2nd Place Red
Plantation Restaurant, 1st Place White
Stephano’s California Grill, 1st Place Red
Surf City Bakery
Sweet Vidalia

2006

Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
The Bayside Diner
Bistro 14, 1st Place Red
The Boat House Restaurant
Chicken or the Egg, 1st Place White
Country Kettle Chowda, Grand Prize White
Creevy’s on Atlantis
Greenhouse Cafe, 2nd Place Red
Howard’s Restaurant, 3rd Place White
Panzone’s, 3rd Place Red
The Plantation
Sea Oaks Golf Club
Stefano’s California Grill, 2nd Place White
Stefano’s Seafood, Grand Prize Red
Surf City Bake Shop & Catering
Sweet Vidalia

2007

Bistro 14, Grand Prize Red
Buckalew’s Restaurant
Country Kettle Chowda, 2nd Place Red
Creevy’s on Atlantis
Daddy O
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Cafe
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, Grand Prize White
Pinziminio Marketplace
The Plantation, 1st Place White
Skeeter’s Crazy Water Cafe, 3rd Place White
Stefano’s California Grill & Pizza, 2nd Place White
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, 1st Place Red
Surf City Bake Shop
Sweet Jenny’s, 3rd Place Red
TGI Friday’s

2008

Bistro 14 Raw Bar & Restaurant, 1st Place Red
Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern
California Grill & Pizza, Grand Prize White
Country Kettle Chowda. 1st Place White
daddy O/Plantation
The Gazebo
Greenhouse Café, 2nd Place Red
Howard’s Restaurant, 2nd Place White
Marlin 308 Deli
Merri-Makers Caterers
Mud City Crab House, 3rd Place White & Rookie of the Year
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, Critic’s Choice White
TGI Friday’s
Sea Oaks Golf Club
Stefano’s Restaurant, Grand Prize Red & Critic’s Choice Red
Surf City Bake Shop & Catering
Sweet Jenny’s, 3rd Place Red

2009

217 East Main
Almost Famous Chefs
Antoinetta’s
Bistro 14, 2nd Runner Up Red
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 1st Runner Up Red
California Grill, Grand Prize White
The Chicken or the Egg, 3rd Runner Up White
Country Kettle Chowda
Dock Road Crab Shack, Critics’ Choice Red
Greenhouse Cafe, Critics’ Choice & 2nd Runner Up White
Howard’s Restaurant, 1st Runner Up White
Joey’s Pizza & Pasta, Rookie of the Year Red
Mud City Crab House
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Sea Oaks Country Club, 3rd Runner Up Red
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Sweet Jenny’s
TGI Friday’s

2010

Beachside Shore Café, Rookie of the Year
Bistro 14, 1st Runner Up Red
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 2nd Runner Up Red
* The Buck Tavern
Chicken or the Egg
Country Kettle Chowda, 2nd Runner Up White
Dock Road Crab Shack
Greenhouse Café, Critics’ Choice White & 1st Runner Up White
Howard’s Restaurant
Joeys’ Pizza & Pasta
Key West Grill
Mud City Crab House
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, 3rd Runner Up White
The Sandpiper Restaurant
Sea Oaks Country Club, 3rd Runner Up Red
Stefano’s California Grill, Grand Prize White
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Critics’ Choice Red & Grand Prize Red
TGI Friday’s

*Entered red & white chowder

2011

Beachside Shore Café
Bistro 14, 2nd Runner Up Red
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 3rd Runner Up Red
Chicken or the Egg, 1st Runner Up Red
Country Kettle Chowda, 1st Runner Up White
4 C’s Sons, 2nd Runner Up White
Greenhouse Café, 3rd Runner Up White
Gourmet Deli, Rookie of the Year
Howard’s Restaurant
Longshots Sports Bar & Restaurant
Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta
Phillips Seafood, Critics Choice White
Southern Smoke Cajun & Caribbean BBQ
Stefano’s California Grill, Grand Prize White
Stefano’s Pasta & Seafood, Critics Choice Red & Grand Prize Red
TGI Friday’s

2012

Bistro 14, 2nd Runner Up Red
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 1st Runner Up Red
Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern
Chart House, Rookie of the Year
Chicken or the Egg, 3rd Runner Up Red
Country Kettle Chowda, 1st Runner Up White
The Four C’Sons, 2nd Runner Up White
Gourmet Deli & Catering
Greenhouse Cafe
Howard’s Restaurant, Critics’ Choice White & Grand Prize White
Lefty’s
The Maine Course
Phillips Seafood
Sea Oaks Country Club, 3rd Runner Up White
Southern Smoke
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Critics’ Choice Red & Grand Prize Red
TGI Friday’s

2013

Arcadia Nursing & Rehab Center
The Arlington
Bistro 14
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 2nd Runner Up Red
Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern, 1st Runner Up White
Chart House
Chicken or the Egg, 2nd Runner Up White
Country Kettle Chowda, 3rd Runner Up White
The Gazebo Restaurant
Howard’s Restaurant, Grand Prize White
Lefty’s Tavern, Critics’ Choice Red & 1st Runner Up Red
M & M Seafood Shack
Phillips Seafood, Critics Choice White
Sea Oaks Country Club
Shore Fire Grille, 3rd Runner Up Red & Rookie of the Year White
Southern Smoke Cajun & Caribbean BBQ
Stefano’s Seafood & Pasta, Grand Prize Red
Stockton Seaview
TGI Friday’s

2016

Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 2nd Runner Up Red
Blue Water Café, Grand Prize, Creative Seafood Chowder
Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern, 1st Runner Up, Creative Seafood Chowder
Chicken or the Egg, Grand Prize, White
Country Kettle Chowda, 2nd Runner Up White
Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, 3rd Runner Up Creative Seafood Chowder
Howard’s Restaurant, 1st Runner Up White
LaBamba Mexican Restaurant, Rookie of the Year &
2nd Runner Up Creative Seafood Chowder
Lefty’s Tavern, 1st Runner Up Red
Mud City Crab House Seafood Grill & Market, 3rd Runner Up White
Sea Oaks Country Club
The Shack
Shore Fire Grille, 3rd Runner Up Red
Stefano’s Restaurant, Grand Prize Red
Southern Smoke Foods
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

2014

Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3rd Runner Up White
Black Whale Bar & Fish House, 1st Runner Up Red
Chicken or the Egg, 1st Runner Up White
Country Kettle Chowda, 2nd Runner Up White
Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, Rookie of the Year
Howard’s Restaurant, Grand Prize White
Lefty’s Tavern, Critics’ Choice Red, 3rd Runner Up Red
The Maine Course, 2nd Runner Up Red
Phillips Seafood
Resorts Atlantic City, Critics’ Choice White
Sea Oaks Country Club
Shore Fire Grill
Southern Smoke Foods
Stefano’s Restaurant, Grand Prize Red
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
TGI Friday

2015

The Chowderfest that wasn’t! Cancelled due to flooding on LBI

2017