Award Winning Clam Chowder
Located in San Luis Obispo, this cute little café has an award winning Clam Chowder and one of the biggest queues for soup I have ever seen. People drive from all over the place to visit Splash Cafe just to eat their soup. We met a guy at the restaurant who drove all the way from San Diego (6 hours’ drive) just to eat it, so you can imagine how good the clam chowder is.
My boyfriend has talked about this café many times, and according to him some people say that Splash has the best Clam Chowder in the state of California. According to him it tastes exactly the same as it did many years ago. I always thought he was exaggerating however the soup is absolutely delicious.
It comes inside a fresh sourdough bread bowl and the middle part is toasted and buttered so you can dip it inside the soup. Don’t think about calories when eating this soup as it is very rich, but very delicious; I almost ate the bread bowl as well, to be honest I started eating it ;).
And if you are not satisfied eating it at the restaurant and you still want some more, Splash also has its soup with the sourdough bread frozen so you can take it home with you. We bought 3 of them for take away, two for our friends and another one for us, it tasted exactly the same.
Next time I have to drive to LA from San Francisco I am definitely stopping by Splash again to eat their delicious Clam Chowder.
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