Seafood chowder competition in Oakdale

The Long Island Chowder Contest takes place at The Long Island Chowder Contest takes place at the Snapper Inn in Oakdale on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Photo Credit: istock

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Who has the best chowder on Long Island? A few restaurants will put their Manhattan and New England clam chowders and seafood bisques to the test on Saturday at noon, when The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant in Oakdale hosts its 15th annual Long Island chowder contest.

Competitors include The Snapper Inn, H20 Seafood Grill in Smithtown, Irish Coffee Pub in Islip, Jolly Fisherman & Steak House in Roslyn, Naders Food on the Run in Huntington, Porters on the Lane in Bellport, Sea Levels in Brightwaters and Bigelows in Rockville Centre.

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The event is open to the public, with a $10 donation to the Great South Bay Nature Conservancy suggested.  Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

The contest will also be broadcast live on B103 FM.

The Snapper Inn is at 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale; 631-589-0248.

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