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Aug 5, 2009 04:39 PM

Fried calamari on Long Island?????

Preferably a fish joint like Lenny's of Cross Bay but a diner or some casual eatery would be appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Major's Steak House in East Meadow, standard preparation of batter and marinara sauce. Prob the best i have ever had and a huge portion, not expensive.

    1. Nicky's of Centerport, on Little Neck Road. Consistently tender calamari, excellent fried shrimp, and good mussels. They usually have a decent lobster special. Nice neighborhood bar. Very casual, good prices.

      1. Honest to God, you can hardly swing a cat on Long Island without hitting fried calamari...

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        1. re: EZ Pass

          You beat me to the punch. There are 4 Italian restaurants at every intersection on Long Island -- one on each corner, with plans to open a drive through in the center. And every one of them has calamari.

          1. re: sbp

            I knew that .Living both on the "ISLAND" via Brooklyn most of my life and being an Italian not all has been good.Vincents Clam Bar was a weekly visit both the one in Carle Place and on Mott and Hester I also enjoyed fried calamari and shrimp balls at the Lime House .Not all fish fryers (cooks) know their craft. What I was trying to determine who makes it good .Scunge (scungilli) Thanks