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Best Calamari in the Boston Area or Elsewhere in New England?

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What are some of the best restaurants to go to in the Boston area or elsewhere in New England for calamari? Any particularly good ones on the Cape, South Coast, or Rhode Island? [Go here to post a reply.]
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REPLIES (last updated ):

Dale wrote:
The calamari pizza at Coppa is terrific. It doesn't sound like it would work, but it does!

Val at Trippy Food wrote:
Had some at The Daily Catch in the North End last night - lightly battered, tender and not at all greasy. Not sure if they're the best, but they're pretty damned good.

Gazza wrote:
The Chateau in Waltham!! Rhode Island style

Sharon wrote:
Maurizio in the north end

Lorcasaur wrote:
Jeveli's in Eastie! Stuffed, cooked in gravy, served over pasta. Just like Nana & Papa used to make.

Greg S wrote:
Try Harvard Gardens on Cambridge St in Beacon Hill. It's the best I've had and I order Calamari everywhere.

SB wrote:
Giacomo's in the North End. Perfection.

B.W. wrote:
Jakes Seafood Restaurant and Fresh Fish Market, Hull, Ma.

HG wrote:
Teatro on Tremont St has an excellent calamari. And the calamari pizza at Abby Lane is great.

PLL wrote:
Either the calamari or the calamari pizza at Abby Lane!

greg b wrote:
Abby lane period

DG wrote:
The Liberal Club in Fall River, fantastic Rhode Island style calamari, still the best I've ever had. Great seafood at cheap prices all around.

sb wrote:
The Vault in the financial district.

sf wrote:
Halfway Cafe Canton no marinara, cashews & apple is chili sauce with sirracha dipping sauce

dm wrote:
Davios-hands down

km wrote:
Rinos! Eastie

Rge wrote:
Atlantic Fish Company.

MAS wrote:
Look for a blue cart at any or all the North End Italian festivals...this guy makes the best...light batter, good mixture of tentacles and the marina sauce or whatever is outstanding...look forward to have some each year!

kk wrote:
Bistro 5 in West Medford. I can no longer eat calamari anywhere else. Perfection!

Shannon H. wrote:
Alma Nove!!!! So good, had it last weekend!!!

Greg P. wrote:
Whenever I hit The Daily Catch, I get the Calamari.

Lisa wrote:
Daily Catch Fra diavolvo

big dee wrote:
Bistro 5

Step W. wrote:
Giacomo's in the North End

Mark Charest wrote:
Awesome calamari at Dog Watch Cafe in Stonington, CT with chorizo and banana peppers.

Frederick W. wrote:
Franklin Cafe, grilled squid!
And for octopus, the charcoal grilled baby Spanish octopus at Bar Baloud is probably one of the best things I've ever tasted in Boston.

AA wrote:
del friscos Thai style. Hands down

@planningminion wrote:
Sounds weird, but street carts during Saint Anthony's feast in the North End

@eatinginthehub wrote:
Just had a great order of calamari at the Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, CT -- nice bar atmosphere too

wjw wrote:
Matunuck Oyster Bar in RI

P M wrote:
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Brian S. wrote:
Cabby Shack in Plymouth.

bjm wrote:
Mother Anna's Pembroke.

SZ Donut Boy wrote:
Jack's in Malden

Jeff S wrote:
Jakes Nantasket Beach, Hull, ma
Portuguese calamari.

JTS wrote:
Gloucester House in Gloucester! I was there last Sat. evening and the fried calamari was to die for!


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