Often referred to as Rhode Island “state appetizer,” fried calamari is most often presented with hot peppers, garlic, and ripe olives. At ANTHONY’S SEAFOOD, however, the cook decided to throw on peanuts and scallions with those hot peppers, toss it all in a plum chili sauce, and call it “kung pao calamari.” Why not? It works grandly, with a careful hand in the kitchen getting the squid rings crispy and dry on the outside and tender on the inside. Anthony’s also offers great versions of the classics: creamy chowder, fried clams, fried oysters, steamers, mussels, lobster rolls, flounder and chips (as well as cod and chips), baked stuffed sole, and fisherman’s platters. Among the four seafood sandwiches (salmon burger, salmon or swordfish steak, grilled tuna), the latter is exceptional, with red pepper mayo and a grilled Bermuda onion.
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