Find Your Favorite Chowder Champion

Plan a trip to the Chowder Capital of NJ! Beginning September 4 through October 2 the Long Beach Island Region ChowderMonth competition brings 15 soups, 13 restaurants and one month to vote! Three Champions to be crowned in Red, White and Creative Categories! Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce brings back the spirit of the iconic LBI Chowderfest launching a new Traveling Taster Technology, assisting fans to go directly to restaurants to purchase cups, pints or quarts of chowder for take out or to dine in.

It is easy to register. The Taster Trail is mobile exclusive, instantly delivered by text or email, no apps to download and an easy way to support and vote for your favorites. To get your pass, just sign up on and your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone and is ready to use. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one tap access.  Simply check into 3 ChowderMonth participating restaurants to unlock voting capabilities. This service will be available at no cost for voters to check in with restaurants, vote and even qualify for vintage Chowdergear prizes that can be claimed at the 2 day free festival happening at Beach Haven’s Taylor Avenue Bayfront October 2 & 3.

Special Thanks to Sponsors Signature Sponsor Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Entertainment Sponsor Health Village Imaging, Voting Sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center, Vendor Village Sponsor Barlow Buick GMC, Anderson Insurance, Ritchie & Page, Michelob Ultra, 609 Security, Atlantic Shores, The Sandpaper, The Beach Comber, Beasley Media, Potts Excavating and Reynolds Garden Shop