Since clam chowder is a staple of New England cuisine, it’s only right that there’s a foodie holiday dedicated to beloved seafood soup. Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day on Sunday, Feb. 25, and grab a bowl at one of these awesome restaurants around Boston.
Atlantic Fish Co.
Located in the heart of Back Bay, this acclaimed seafood restaurant serves up a lot of clam chowder every year. In 2017, Atlantic Fish Co. used a whopping 5,000 lbs. of potatoes just for its take on the soup. Featuring clams sourced right from Boston Harbor and stuffed in a delicious bread boule, stop by and see what the hype’s all about.
761 Boylston St., Boston, atlanticfish.com
The Barking Crab
This Seaport hotspot has won numerous awards for its chowdah over the years. In honor of National Clam Chowder Day, guests can slurp up a free cup of the soup with any food or drink purchase on Sunday.
88 Sleeper St., Boston, barkingcrab.com
Island Creek Oyster Bar
There’s a lot of great seafood options on Island Creek Oyster Bar’s menu, but its clam chowder is perennially named one of the best in the city by food critics. Made with house-smoked bacon and topped with buttermilk biscuits instead of saltines, the Kenmore restaurant puts a decadent spin on the fan-favorite soup.
500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, islandcreekoysterbar.com
Legal Sea Foods
The seafood chain’s chowder has been a longtime favorite of presidents since the era of Ronald Reagan, most recently being served at Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities. Locals can feast on Legal Sea Foods’ commander-in-chief worthy soup at locations around the country.
Various locations, legalseafoods.com
Mooncusser Fish House’s casual bar has quite the deal in honor of National Clam Chowder Day. Featuring clams, smoked scallops, skate and topped with moon-shaped crackers, chef Carolyn Johnson’s Mooncusser Chowder will be available for just $5 starting at 4 p.m. on Feb. 26.
304 Stuart St., Boston, moonbarboston.com
This Irish pub in Faneuil Hall surprisingly has one of the best New England-style clam chowders in the city. Ned Devine’s soup is a three-time winner of the Boston Harborfest Chowderfest contest.
1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, neddevinesboston.com