Our little state has been in the headlines a whole lot this week after the big shout-out to the "The Calamari Comeback State of Rhode Island" by RI Democratic Party Chairman Joseph McNamara. Of course, we completely agree that the Ocean State's calamari game is top-notch. We indeed know our squid.

Since we are all now collectively dreaming of this crispy deliciousness, we thought we'd help you figure out where to order your next plate of the state's official appetizer. Twin Oaks, Hemenway's, and newly minted national star Iggy's come to mind for sure, but since this week also happens to be the start of Providence Restaurant Weeks Presents: Stay Local. Eat Well., we narrowed it down to some of the participants offering calamari as part of their Restaurant Weeks specials. This is by no means a complete list – just a sampling – so be sure to peruse the rest of the menus here.

Where To Order Calamari During Restaurant Weeks


  • Two Pine Street

Providence famed mecca for sophisticated European dining where both locals and out-of-towners are...