BARNEGAT, NJ - The 2017 & 2018 Manhattan Chowder grand prize winner Lefty’s Tavern will be back again ready to bring home another title.

Chef Oscar Morera and the Saropoulos Family first competed in 2012 and after securing back to back wins, they have no intention of surrendering their title!

Lefty’s Tavern in Barnegat offers a variety of different foods and flavors for their customers to enjoy. Lefty’s has something for everyone, including their now-famous Manhattan Chowder!

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Visit Lefty's Tavern at 547 North Main Street in Barnegat, NJ.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st Annual Chowder Cook Off Classic taking place Chowderfest Weekend October 5 & 6 at Taylor Avenue field in Beach Haven. 

For over 30 years champions have been made by attendees deciding their vote through unlimited tasting.

Cheer on Red, White and Creative restaurant competitors on Sunday October 5 along with live music, family entertainment and plenty of beverages on tap! 

10 a.m. entry for VIP and 11 a.m. for General Admission.

Tickets can purchased at or by or stopping in to the Southern Ocean County Chamber Welcome Center located at 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. 

Make it a weekend and visit dozens of chamber members under the big tents on Saturday October 5 for free Merchant Mart with plenty of pre-chowder activities including end of season bargain shopping, live band line up and pre-chowder games and activities taking place on the Chowderfest Grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.