Fresh Fish Stars At The
By Danny, Betty &
Fried calamari is not supposed to be rubbery, no matter how
much tough squid youve gnawed away at over the years.
Dont believe us? Order it from Huntington Stations
Greek Captain Seafood Restaurant, open just over a month.
They serve the tenderest, freshest, melt-in-your-mouth fried
calamari weve ever had.
Husband and wife Nick and Niki Kritikos get the seafood they
serve from her father, whom everybody at the shop knows as
the Captain, every morning. The Captains
been at it for more than 40 years, and that means amazingly
fresh seafood for their patrons.
Our food and our portions speak for themselves,
Nick said. We want our customers to leave happy. Everythings
always fresh, prepared to order and made by us.
This is their first venture into Long Island: there have been
Greek Captain restaurants in Corona, Jackson Heights and most
recently, Long Island City, which they sold a year ago. The
venture evolved from a fish market in Corona to its current
setup, where you can get a seafood dinner to stay and wholesale
fish to go.
So, what sort of bounty did this trio of landlubbers gleefully
dive into at this charming, nautically-dressed Greek eatery?
The New England clam chowder ($6) is spectacular, with its
thick creamy consistency, whole clams and big potato chunks.
So too is the sweet, savory and meaty lobster and shrimp bisque
The crab cakes ($16) come as four generous, heaping mounds
of lump crabmeat. Theyre mild, hearty and incredibly
filling. No flat, mashed-down patties that skimp on the meat
here these are the real deal.
All of the entrees are served with Greek salad (take note
of the imported olive oil, vinaigrettes, robust feta and homemade
dressing), French fries or rice and zesty, buttery garlic
bread. Be sure to check the $9.99 daily specials, as well.
If fried seafood is what you yearn for, the Captains
ready to please. We had the amazing calamari ($13.99 entrée,
$7.99 appetizer), salty, crunchy and tender jumbo shrimp ($16.99),
fried clams ($12.95) and buttery and flaky flounder ($9.99,
served as the Fried Filet Deluxe).
The broiled shrimp and scallops in scampi sauce over rice
or pasta ($9.99) is another knockout, featuring huge, fresh
scallops, a creamy, flavorful scampi and crunchy vegetables
to match. Broiled salmon encrusted in walnuts makes for a
unique, mild and satisfying choice.
Cap off the visit with some baklava ($3.50) and bold coffee
($1.50). Drizzled in honey and complete with freshly chopped
nuts and layers of buttery, flaky heaven, its a great
bookend if you can find room for it after the generous
portions that came before.
Its a challenge we were all up to. New Years resolutions
dont start for another couple of weeks, thank you very
Captain Seafood Restaurant
195 Walt Whitman Road
(Rte. 110 South)
Cuisine: Fresh, Greek-style seafood
Atmosphere: Casual, friendly Mediterranean eatery
Price range: Moderate
Hours: 11 a.m. 10 p.m.,
seven days a week