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Oct 8, 2009 05:13 PM

Fried Calamari-Asheville

Any restaurant prepares really good fried calamari- in or very near to Asheville

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  1. Modesto in the Grove Arcade has excellent fried calamari.

    Forest Davenport

    1. Love good calamari and try it wherever I go. Don't know that I've found it yet in A-ville (haven't tried Modestos). Let me know what you find

      1. I had a nice fried calamari at Chorizo a year or so ago, and Doc Chey has consistently good fried calamari w/ a sweet-ish sauce and fried jalepenos.

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        1. re: danna

          I'll second the Doc Chey's rec.--esp. with the dipping sauce.

        2. I've had some really really good fried calimari at Marco's Pizzaria in north Asheville. Had some average there, too, but it's more often good than average.

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          1. re: Leepa

            now you are talking - italian places SHOULD be the best

            1. re: mustardgirl

              you're I ever had was standing in the street in Little Italy.

          2. Doc cheney website mentions nothing about calamari

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            1. re: mustardgirl

              Hmmm...I may be wrong, but I don't think they've taken it off the menu. Doc Chey's is a small chain, and some of the locations have slightly different menus. (You could always call and ask.)

              1. re: Jeff C.

                It's never been on the menu. It's always a "special", but i have only been there a few times when it wasn't offered.

                1. re: danna

                  I know it is a chain but Carrabas has good calamari and mussels.