ChowdaQuest 2014: Tons of Restaurants Compete for Coveted Spots at ChowdaFest

18 Oct


We’ve covered ChowdaFest for the past few years and we’ve been happy to see it grow into one of the most popular events in Connecticut.  Really, what’s better?  You pay just a small amount of money to go around and taste chowder after chowder, soup after soup, then vote on your favorites.  And, at the end of the day, you feel good knowing that you’ve helped Connecticut Food Bank.  Now, the next ChowdaFest isn’t until February 2, 2014, but there’s lots going on before then…namely the brand new experience called ChowdaQuest.  

Which of these soups from Ginger Man will you like the most?

Which of these soups from Ginger Man will you like the most?

ChowdaQuest is “The Quest for the Fest” and will put even more power in the hands of hungry chowda-sippers.  This all new experience came about due to so many restaurants wanting to be involved, but only having a limited amount of spots in the competition.  All you need to do is check out any of the restaurants that we’ve listed below, ask for their soup sampler, then vote for your favorite soup by heading to  You get one vote per restaurant per valid e-mail address, so make sure you’re voting for your absolute favorite soup from each restaurant.  The restaurants with the most votes by Thanksgiving will get spots in ChowdaFest 2014, so make sure that you support your favorite restaurants by voting!  While you’re on the voting page, make sure to enter the Sierra Nevada contest.  Just explain where your favorite place to drink Sierra Nevada is and you just might win dinner for two at any of the restaurants that are participating in ChowdaQuest 2014.  

Here is the massive list of restaurants that are participating in ChowdaQuest 2014.  Some of the restaurants are still waiting to confirm with Jim (nothing next to their name), but will be ready to go shortly:

  1. Atlantic Seafood:
  2. Bistro 7:  All set
  3. Black Duck:
  4. Blue Lemon:  All set
  5. Bobettes:
  6. Bobby Q’s:
  7. Bodega Taco Bar:
  8. Brewhouse: All set
  9. Briq:  All set
  10. Capital Grille:
  11. Carmen Anthony’s Fish House:
  12. Chocopologie:
  13. Close Harbour Seafood:
  14. Cos Cobber:
  15. Crab Shell: All set
  16. Dressing Room:
  17. Dry Dock:  All Set
  18. Dunville’s:
  19. Elm:
  20. Elm Street Oyster House:
  21. Ginger Man:  All set
  22. Guvnor’s: All set
  23. High Tide Gourmet:
  24. Indigo by the Water: All set
  25. Jimmy’s Seaside:
  26. Lenny & Joes Fish Tale:  All set
  27. Liquid Lunch: All set
  28. Little Pub:
  29. Madden’s Gastropub:  All set
  30. Mansion Clam House: All set
  31. Max’s Oyster House:
  32. Mecha Noodle:  All set
  33. Merritt Cantina:  All set
  34. Metric Bar & Grille:
  35. Mitchell’s Fish Market:  All set
  36. Monte’s River Grill:
  37. Nuage:
  38. Old Post Tavern:  All set
  39. O’Neill’s:  All set
  40. Oyster River Tavern:
  41. Parker Steak & Scotch:
  42. Parallel Post:  All set
  43. Pike Place Chowder:
  44. Ralph ‘n Rich’s:
  45. Post 154: All set
  46. Rebecca’s:
  47. Redding Road House: All set
  48. Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood:  All set
  49. Rive Bistro:
  50. Rory’s:  All set
  51. Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar:
  52. Seasons at Oak Lane:
  53. Southport Brewing Co:
  54. Splash:
  55. Spotted Horse:
  56. Stowe’s Seafood:
  57. Super Duper Weenie:
  58. Tavern on Main: All set
  59. Ten Twenty Post:
  60. The Restaurant at 323:
  61. The Sitting Duck:
  62. The Soup Girl:
  63. The South End:
  64. The Spread:  All set
  65. Tikkaway Grill:
  66. Two Boots:
  67. USS Chowder Pot:
  68. Valencia:
  69. Wood’n Tap:  All set

3 Responses to “ChowdaQuest 2014: Tons of Restaurants Compete for Coveted Spots at ChowdaFest”

  1. Ina Werdinger-Hurley December 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Where will it be held this year?



  1. Got Spoon? Nomworthy List of ChowdaFest 2014 Finalists Named | OmNomCT - December 3, 2013

    […] ChowdaQuest, the quest for the fest, was a huge success this year and it placed some amazing restaurants into the 2014 ChowdaFest competition through your votes.  Going down on SOUPer Bowl Sunday, 2/2, from 11 am to 3 pm, ChowdaFest VI promises to be even more awesomerest than last year!  Tickets will be just $10 and proceeds go directly to The Connecticut Food Bank!  We’ll have more details to share with you shortly, but in addition to everything that makes Chowdafest great like sampling chowders and voting for your favorites, there are tons of new things that you’ll love!  And, speaking of liquid goodness, check out the winning competitors for ChowdaFest 2014 to be held at Webster Bank Arena: […]


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