Long Islanders Voted Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place Best Calamari on Long Island!
Fried squid make a perfect accompaniment to nearly every meal. But which restaurants prepare the Best Calamari on Long Island? With so many to choose from, good thing this competition has decided the top spots for you. Here are this year’s winners of Best Calamari on Long Island.
1. Vincent’s Clam Bar
179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-4577. www.vincentsclambar.com
Vincent’s is no stranger to the Best of Long Island list, and they woo over patrons each year with calamari that is tenderly fried and served with the restaurant’s “World Famous” homemade sauce. Wholesome, meaty, tender and savory, Vincent’s fried calamari can also be steamed by request. It’s so good someone might want to ask Ringo Starr what his muse was for “Octopus’ Garden.” This just might have been it!
2. La Parma
Multiple locations. www.laparma.com
This family-style Italian eatery provides authentic food from across the pond. Get comfortable and cozy and order a nice big plate of their signature calamari, not to mention all of their other home-cooked specialties that have made them famous.
3. The Stone Turtle
4160 Austin Blvd., Island Park. 516-431-6570. www.thestoneturtlerestaurant.com
The Stone Turtle is a whimsical place with bare brick and graffiti walls, a little Sinatra and a great calamari dish. You’ll come for the calamari, and you’ll stay for the calamari. It’s that good.