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Weekend picks: Super seafood for the Super Bowl

Legal Seafoods is located along Walt Whitman Road

Legal Seafoods is located along Walt Whitman Road and sits within the complex of the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station. Credit: Nancy Borowick

The Giants get a taste of New England next weekend. You can score a few points with the seafood fans at some local eateries where the highlights include tasty specialties from the Northeast.

Legal Sea Foods in Huntington Station is Long Island's link in the very New England chain. Enjoy the New England-style clam 'chowda, creamy and savory. Fried New England clams, a fried clam roll, the lobster roll on a brioche bun, Cape Cod oysters, Boston cream pie -- they're all here in a nonpartisan way, and they're all recommended. Tasty crabcakes and Montauk calamari, too.

Legal Sea Foods, 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station; 631-271-9777,

The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House in Roslyn has been around since 1957, when the Red Sox finished third in the American League. You can guess who came in first. Some of the specialties at this reef-and-beef mainstay are Boston scrod, Nantucket Bay scallops in season, fried Ipswich clams and Maine lobster, stuffed or not. Plenty of marine choices from other regions to go with the red meat.

The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn; 516-621-0055,

Riverbay in Williston Park offers a big catch, including a few from New England. Chatham cod is available pan-crusted, paired with chorizo and littlenecks. You also can have your cod finished with chive beurre blanc or blood orange jus. There's the obligatory New England-style clam chowder as well as sizable Maine lobsters.

Riverbay, 700 Willis Ave., Williston Park; 516-742-9191,

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