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 WINNER AT Seattle Chowder Chomp at the Seattle Boat Show
Pike Place Chowder's third consecutive win – 2018, 2017, 2016
Seattle’s elite seafood restaurants will be coming together January 27 & 28 to battle it out for the title of “Best Boat Show Chowder!” Be a judge at this delicious and FREE event – you’ll sample a variety of the Emerald City’s most well-known chowders and vote on which one you think deserves the crown. To sweeten the pot, the winning restaurant will have a charitable donation made in their name to local nonprofit Salmon for Soldiers. So make sure to bring your appetite to the Seattle Boat Show’s Charity Chowder Cook Off!
About Salmon for Soldiers: The mission of Salmon for Soldiers is to offer a sense of normalcy and relaxation to our nation’s veterans through fishing. Salmon for Soldiers’ fishing opportunities are designed to help reduce stress while creating new relationships with others who love fishing. Our events are designed to accommodate veterans with paralysis, PTSD, TBI and other debilitating challenges.
1ST PLACE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER AT CHOWDAFEST
Pike Place Chowder's third consecutive win – 2017, 2016, 2015
Over 12,000 discernible foodies attended the 2017 New England Chowdafest, presented by Stop & Shop, making the 10th Annual our "chowda-best" yet! Thanks for helping Chowafest fund over 500,000 meals in the fight against hunger!
FIRST-PLACE AWARDS From Coast-to- Coast
2018, 2017, 2016 Seattle Chowder Chomp at the Seattle Boat Show
2017, 2016, 2015 Chowdafest, Westport, CT
2012, 2011 West Coast Chowder Competition, Monterey, CA
2006 Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport, RI – 1st Place
2002 Inducted – Great Chowder Cook-Off, Hall-of-Fame Induction in Newport, RI
2002, 2001, 2000 – Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport, RI
1996 Seaside Chowder Cook-Off, Seaside, OR (The only chowder in the history of the Seattle Chowder-Off to receive both the Judges Award and the People’s Choice Award
1994, 1993 Seattle Chowder-Off, Seattle, WA