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Feb 9, 2011 12:34 PM

Great Fried Shrimp in Westchester

Please recommend some places, here's my list:

June and Ho: Fried shrimp sandwich with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and tartar sauce on ciabatta (lunch special, depends which day you go)
Vinny's Lunch: Fried shrimp with spaghetti and marinara sauce (Fridays only, RC tradition, they have calamari and seafood salad too)
Highridge Fishery: Either this past summer or the one before I had shrimp and fries from their lunch menu (not sure if it's still available)
Ribs on the Run: Fried shrimp with cornbread and choice of two sides, I had fries and cole slaw. They also have a rib/shrimp combo.

I recently had fish at Aquario that was very good and noticed quite a few broiled shrimp dishes on the menu, they probably would fry if asked.

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  1. odd topic but here it goes:
    shrimp tempura from hajime in harrison with a scallop roll chaser...mmmm
    spicey garlic shrimp from panda pavilion.....double mmmm

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    1. re: cubanat

      Hajime is known for sushi, sounds like I should try their cooked seafood too.

      Is that the Panda Pavilion in Greenwich near the car dealers? I haven't heard so many good things about them but if you say so.......

      Since when is fried shrimp an odd topic? Everybody loves it. You act as if I said Kashi cereal crusted anchovies and Brussel sprouts.

      1. re: Ho_Nutha_Levoo

        I hope the producers of "Chopped" see that. ;)

    2. I always liked the fried shrimp at Gus's in Harrison, but haven't been there in years.

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      1. re: eatermom

        I've been to Gus's a few times but never had their fried shrimp. I had the fish and chips and also some cocktail shrimp from their fish market next door. Thanks for the suggestion.

        1. re: eatermom

          I have been meaning to try Gus's for a while and this thread reminded me to do so. We went tonight with our 2 kids, ages 6 and 4. My 6 y.o. had the popcorn shrimp (appetizer portion). It was just okay, not great. I saw other fried shrimp on the menu but we didn't try it.

          I will say, though, that it was not a cheap dinner. I had a salad and stuffed sole, my husband had fish & chips and so did my 4 y.o. (he had kids portion) and again, my daughter had popcorn shrimp and fries. With 2 sodas and 2 o.j.'s for drinks, it was $110 (with tax/tip).

          Glad we went, not sure we will return so fast. Not because it was expensive, but because it was expensive and the food was just okay.

          1. re: valerie

            A common observation Valerie. I'll try to stay with the places that can match prices with quality.

        2. not positive but garden catering in mamaroneck and port chester do shrimp and most of their fried food is greasily good

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          1. re: rich51

            Fairway has some really good popcorn shrimp, and for a variety, their blackened shrimp is awesome!

            1. re: menton1

              I've had good shelled fresh lobster from Fairway (not a regular item) and they seem to know their seafood. On my next visit.....................

              1. re: menton1

                love the blackened shrimp at Fairway!

              2. re: rich51

                I bought a bacon cheeseburger from Garden not too long ago, served with fries and coleslaw that would probably go well with fried shrimp or fish too. Ok good tip.

              3. The cajun popcorn shrimp appetizer at the Bayou in Mt. Vernon is awesome.

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                1. re: annrudy

                  About 10 years ago there was some online magazine review called "The Best of Westchester" which might have been the predecessor to Westchester Magazine and the Bayou was featured (in the southern food category I think). Hunan Ritz was declared the best chinese restaurant, and Ruffalo (remember them?) the best Italian. Bayou's head chef eventually left for Ruby's according to sources. I've been meaning to try both for a while.

                  1. re: Ho_Nutha_Levoo

                    BTW, the shrimp dishes at WaterMoon/Rye all come with HUGE, moist and tasty shrimp! They don't have fried but the grilled shrimp preparations are excellent. Really large shrimp.

                    1. re: menton1

                      I've had the mango shrimp at Koo, do you know if it compares?