THE STORY BEHIND THE CHOWDER
With two Seattle locations, Pike Place Chowder first opened its doors in 2003 in Pike Place Market, followed by the 2007 launch of a second location in the Pacific Place shopping center. Owner and Founder, Larry Mellum, runs a tight ship when it comes to serving only the best, a standard that has earned dozens of wins in regional and national competitions, including induction into the Great Chowder Cook-Off Hall-of-Fame. In 2011 and 2012, Pike Place Chowder won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the West Coast Chowder Cook Off in Monterey, CA.
1ST PLACE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER AT 2017 CHOWDAFEST (THREE YEARS IN A ROW!)
1ST PLACE WIN AT 2017 Seattle Chowder Chomp at the Seattle Boat Show
McCormick & SChmick's, Bar Harbor, Ivar's, Seattle Fish Company, Flying Fish, and Pike Place Chowder came together January 28 and 29 to battle it out for the title of "Best Boat Show Chowder!" Visitors sampled and voted for the chowder they thought deserved the crown. All of the fun benefited local non-profit Salmon for Soldiers.
FIRST-PLACE AWARDS From Coast-to- Coast
2017 Chowdafest, Westport, CT
2017 Seattle Chowder Chomp at the Seattle Boat Show
2016 Seattle Chowder Chomp at the Seattle Boat Show
2016 Chowdafest, Westport, CT
2015 Chowdafest, Westport, CT
2011-2012 West Coast Chowder Competition, Monterey, CA
2006 Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport, RI – 1st Place
2002 Inducted – Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport, RI - Hall-of- Fame Induction
2000-2001- 2002 – Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport, RI – 1st Place
1996 Seaside Chowder Cook-Off, Seaside, OR – 1st Place
1993-1994 Seattle Chowder-Off, Seattle, WA – 1st Place
The only chowder in the history of the Seattle Chowder-Off to receive both the Judges Award and the People’s Choice Award
IN THE NEWS
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SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER – Creamy, dreamy soups.
THE STRANGER – These people make the best #$% chowder anywhere.
CITY SEARCH – Seattle’s Best Seafood Restaurant