Chowderfest FAQS

LBI Chowderfest 2023
Chowderfest FAQS

Have questions about the LBI Chowderfest?

Chowderfest 2023 is able to bring back tasting due to the partnership between the Southern Ocean Chamber Association (SOCA) and the Hunger Foundation.  SOCA is the new 501(C)3 charitable arm of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.  The Hunger Foundation is also an approved 501(C)3 charitable organization.  The partnership makes it possible to decrease the potential issues of coastal flooding/weather, event cancellation and economic risk.  We are very excited to bring back the tasting aspect this year!


Please note that only (8) restaurants will be participating in the Cook-off Classic:



  • Bistro 14
  • Lefty's
  • Panzone's
  • Wally's


  • Buckalew's
  • Country Kettle
  • DE Ave Oyster House
  • Mud City

The Cook-off Classic (see map here) is ticketed whereas the Bayfront Festival is free. To purchase tickets for the Cook-off Classic, click here.

For more information on the Free Bayfront Festival please click here.

Tasting will be available from 11:00am to 3:30pm (Buy tickets here).

Kids 12 & Under are free in the tasting.

The Free Bayfront Festival is open from 10am - 6pm.

The Bayfront Festival is dog-friendly/ The Cook-off classic is not dog friendly.

Pre-purchasing tickets for the Cook-off Classic saves you $5/ticket as prices increase the day of the event.

All profits from Chowderfest will benefit local scholarships and (10) regional food banks.

You must be 21+ ID required to purchase alcohol within the Bayfront Festival.