The Old Time Vincent’s Italian And Seafood Restaurant
159-13 Cross Bay Blvd
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Credit Card: All major credit cards accepted
The Old Time Vincent’s Italian and Seafood Restaurant is the Howard Beach neighborhood main stay of the Cross Bay Boulevard corridor.
The interior glow provides a warm light on cold evenings that draws in customers to sit by the window and enjoy a glass of red wine as servers provide bread-hot from the oven-to dip into warm olive oil with basil and garlic.
Vincent’s gives their guests everything you would want in Italian-American seafood fare. Now that the sun has set earlier and a late autumn chill is upon the area, their shrimp corn chowder is the perfect way to warm your cockles.
Their most popular dishes, and deservedly so, are the fried calamari, offered both traditionally and buffalo style, as well as the baked stuffed clams. The calamari has the right juxtaposition of crunchy bread crumbs verse tender squid. Whether you dip it in their mild or spicy homemade sauces or squeeze lemon over it with a little salt and pepper, it can serve as a satisfying appetizer or filling meal.
Before the server takes away the plate of baked clams, be sure to scoop up the sauce at the bottom of dish with a slice of warm bread.
Vincent’s also serves succulent shrimp stuffed with crab meat, another dish you will use their bread to soak up the sauce with.
For the Irishman in us all, they offer a sweet soft potato pie with selected cheeses.
They top it all off with a traditional cappuccino and delicious tiramisu that is not overly sweet.