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The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–At The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 12-07-2019
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 10lb of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in 8 min


Good news! Major League Eating is proud to announce our return to Indianapolis, IN, for the seventh annual installment of the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–At The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street. Major League Eaters are warmly encouraged to sign up for the chance to compete.

As is tradition, the event will take place before the Big 10 Football Championship game. It will showcase the majesty that is the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail—a delicious meeting of peerless seafood and St. Elmo’s signature spicy, horseradish-forward cocktail sauce. It is equal parts challenging and delicious for the uninitiated. Actually, scratch that—it’s more delicious than anything else.

At last year's Championship, Joey Chestnut—the #1-ranked eater in the world—set a new Shrimp Cocktail-eating World Record by consuming 18lbs, 9.6oz of World Famous St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in just eight minutes. He remains undefeated at the event and is set to return to Indianapolis to defend his title and pride.

Do you wish to challenge the great Chestnut? Do you dare challenge the greatest eaters in the world? Do you simply want to watch the best in the business do what they do so well? This is the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship–At The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street! At the table or in the crowd—don't you ever miss it!

FULL RESULTS! 1. Joey Chestnut 10lb in 8 mins 2. Gideon Oji and George Chiger 7lb 4. Derek Jacobs 6lb 3.2oz 5. Steve Hammond 5lb 1.6oz 6. Darrien Thomas 4lb 14.4oz 7. Andrew Kogutkiewicz 3lb 3.2oz 8. Matt Raible and John Gebhard 3lb 1.6oz

This contest took place at 3pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis!

About St. Elmo Steak House From St. Elmo Steak House to homes around the globe, the restaurant's world-famous, sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail sauce is available in 12 ounce bottles. Known for making grown men cry, the potent, horseradish-laden concoction was deemed the world's spiciest food by a Travel Channel writer, beating out other hotspots. The sauce that guests have come to know and love is available online at and most Midwest grocery stores. For a list of grocery locations visit

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