4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Calamari For Your Next Seafood Appetizer

Calamari, a popular seafood dish, is much more than just battered and fried squid rings that many people enjoy. Its texture and juiciness make it stand out from other appetizers and seafood dishes. Though it might not be a typical food, it is still a delicious treat enjoyed by many. If you are a seafood lover, it’s worth giving calamari a try to experience its unique taste and texture. Continue reading to learn more about this tasty seafood treat.

Often Referred To As Squid

Calamari is often called squid and can be easily incorporated into many seafood dishes. It’s no surprise that calamari can be added to rice dishes, noodles, and soups, making it a popular choice for many. Calamari is also often served as a fried appetizer, making it a delicious and crispy treat for seafood lovers.

Fried Calamari Rings

Calamari is a delicious seafood that is commonly prepared fried. These crispy and flavorful rings are usually served with a side of marinara sauce, which complements the taste of the calamari. This method of cooking calamari is a popular choice for seafood lovers and is enjoyed by customers at Costas Inn.

How Does Calamari Taste

Unlike other seafood, calamari has a firm, mildly sweet flesh with a chewy texture and is not typically “fishy” in taste. It can also have a subtle nutty flavor. While some may find calamari somewhat bland, it is an excellent ingredient for soaking up the flavors of the sauces, seasoning, and other ingredients it is cooked with. 

Fun Facts About Calamari

Calamari is popular worldwide, but some facts about where it’s most and least popular may surprise you.

  • Calamari is so popular in Rhode Island that the state harvests over 54 percent of all calamari in the Northeast United States. 
  • Fish and chips include fried calamari in New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia. 
  • In Korea, it’s popular to eat calamari raw.
  • In China and Japan, calamari is a snack of pretzels and chips.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore for over 50 years!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes