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Sat, Mar 02


Dana Point

Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Clam Chowder Cook-Off
Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Dana Point, 34451 Ensenada Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

Event Details

Come join the fun at the 11th Annual Fish for Life Clam Chowder Cook-Off!

Saturday, March 2nd at Baby Beach in the Dana Point Harbor

11:00AM to 3:00PM / Cost: $15 to taste ALL Chowders

Awards at 3:30PM

Location: Baby Beach 

Location on the Map: 3

Guests will receive 2 voting tickets: 1 to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award, 1 for the Best Booth Decoration

2024 Participating Restaurants:

Brio Tuscany Grille 

Chart House 

Coastal Kitchen 

Dana Point Yacht Club 

Dana West Yacht Club 

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

Jon's Fish Market

RJ's Cafe 

The Shwack 

Trevor's at the Tracks

Tutor & Spunky's

What a Dish 

Wind & Sea Restaurant


This year, adults 21 years or older with a valid driver’s license can enjoy a $5 drink garden featuring Tito’s Vodka, Los Molinos Beer and libations from BarVino.

Beer, Wine & Cocktails: $5 $15 to taste all chowders

Entertainment: Live music by the band CC Stugino 

Proceeds benefit Fish for Life to fund fishing trips for special needs children!

“Spread the love one boat at a time!”

People’s Choice Champions:

2012 Laguna Cliffs Marriott 

2013 Harbor Grill 

2014 The Shwack 

2015 The Shwack 

2016 RJ’s Café 

2017 Harbor Grill 

2018 The Shwack 

2019 Coastal Kitchen 

2022 Coastal Kitchen

2023 Coastal Kitchen

2024 Trevor's at the Tracks

Best Booth Decoration:

2019: Jon’s Fish Market

2022: Wind & Sea

2023: Wind & Sea

2024: Dana West Yacht Club

Mayor’s Choice Award:

2019: Dana Point Yacht Club 2022: The Point

2023: Coastal Kitchen

2024: Chart House

Come enjoy the fun & delicious clam chowder!

For more information, contact: Jim Holden


Fish for Life!

“Bringing Dignity, Inclusion, and New Possibilities to special needs children”

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