Top 5 Best Calamari Appetizers in Philadelphia

Top 5 Best Calamari Appetizers in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PAPhilly Fried Squid - Calamari is found worldwide; In English, the culinary name calamari is often used for squid dishes. There are numerous ways to prepare and cook squid and fried squid, especially in the United States.


Where to Find Calamari in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, Calamari can be found on the menu everywhere, from upscale restaurants to tapas-inspired menus. List below of a few of our staff picks for The Best Calamari in Philly.

The Capital Grille

This outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare and a clubby, refined setting. The Calamari was excellent, like butter. The service was terrific, and so is the atmosphere. Must-Try: Pan-Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers - Their signature appetizer – crisp and golden with a fiery flavor. Address: 1338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Barcelona Wine Bar

An extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates and wine with an outdoor patio. Must-Try: The Crispy Calimri on the tapas menu. Address: 1709 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Izakaya By Yanaga

Izakaya by Yanaga is a fresh and fun Japanese cuisine concept that features traditional dishes plus Yanaga's modernized twist on the classics. Must-Try: Ika fries - Fried calamari and shishito pepper. Address: 1832 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Ocean Prime

This upscale chain is known for its sophisticated decor, long wine list, and classic steak and seafood menu. The food and service are on-point, and the calamari is heaven on earth. Must-Try: Point Judith Calamari – with a Sweet Chili Sauce. Address: 124 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Spasso Italian Grill

Homemade pasta and other Italian comfort foods are offered in a rustic setting with outdoor seating. Excellent fried Calamari and significant portions. Must-Try: Spasso offers guests a Grilled Calamari fried Calamari, and both are good. Address: 34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106


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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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Best Philadelphia Calamari Appetizers


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