Photo by Chris Jackson

When will San Jose’s best Clam Chowder return?

I’m very picky about Clam Chowder. Outside of Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay and San Francisco, the best Clam Chowder is served right here in the South Bay at Giorgio’s Italian Food & Pizzeria in San Jose and Milpitas! And, they serve it on Fridays.

But not during the Coronavirus lockdown. During take-out only, they serve their excellent Minestrone, but no other types of soup. They say they’ll bring back Friday night Clam Chowder as their business reopens and as restrictions are lifted by health inspectors.

Ok – here I go making a bold Georgio’s Clam Chowder claim: it’s better than any clam chowder in Santa Cruz, Capitola, San Francisco, or Half Moon Bay.

Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey has the best anywhere (#1 Old Fishermen’s Grotto, #2 Crabby Jim’s), but in terms of the area Capitola to San Francisco, you’ll find the best clam chowder at Giorgio’s Italian Food & Pizzeria in San Jose and Milpitas!

Now here’s some pics of the awesome Clam Chowder Cookoff in Santa Cruz:

Photo by Chris Jackson
Photo by Chris Jackson

Happy (and physically distanced) clamming at Georgie’s when SIP orders are lifted 🙂

– Chris Jackson


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