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Muriel Barclay de Tolly Newport Chowder

It all began when...

Muriel Barclay de Tolly was born in Nova Scotia Canada, and immigrated to the United States with her husband George. In 1985, she opened the famous Muriel’s restaurant, in Newport, Rhode Island with the help of her six children.

On a dare, she entered her seafood chowder in the Newport Chowder Festival and went on to win the contest for three consecutive years. This placed her in the Newport, Rhode Island Chowder Hall of Fame in 1989.

Although she retired from her restaurant in 1999, her delicious seafood chowder recipe, with its secret spices, is still available.

Personalize and share this award-winning recipe at your next gathering or corporate event.