Competing against 20 other restaurants, Outback Steakhouse received a unanimous vote of confidence from the three judges. The judges were Iron Chef Cat Cora, Restaurateur Doug Margerum and John Dickson, The Restaurant Guy. “I could eat this entire bowl of chowder” said Iron Chef Cat Cora of the winning entry.

Winners of Clam Chowder Category:

1st – Outback Steakhouse

2nd – Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

3rd – FortunFoods

Winners of the Creative Category:

1st – Scarlett Begonia

2nd – Boathouse a Hendry’s Beach

3rd – Museum Café

Winner of the People’s Choice award – Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Proceeds from this event benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County.

Save the date for the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest on October 27, 2013.


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