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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

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7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 0822
12:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold wet Tuesday night in February it looks like this is the restaurant to be in in Howth. Some of this is because it's tiny - a dozen people would make it looked packed - most of it though is down to the combination of wonderfully fun and friendly service and the fantastic seafood. We sit at the... More 

Thank TimManchester
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's January ... and the sun has made an appearance, .. ( we have been watching the weather forecast for the last five days waiting in hope for some rays of goodness to break through ), and so we set off to Howth's West Pier to meet up with my son and his fiancee for a celebratory lunch in Octopussy's... More 

1 Thank kookiemc
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Howth today and decided to visit Octopussy's for a meal. We were really lucky enough to get a seat and ordered a Chowder, potato bravas , baby octopus and chorizo squid. The food was served up by a really friendly waitress and it was just amazing. It was lovely to see the staff chatting & joking and... More 

1 Thank clinton_mike
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the crab claws, the prawns with chilli and garlic, patatas bravas, and whitebait! The food was amazing!

Thank Sean R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, tidy and peculiar! It is worth to queue outside. The place is in front of the village's harbor. The food is amazing! If you are lucky you can also see some seals! Strongly recommend!

Thank Pandatrip85
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The place is extremely tiny but amazingly warmth and the food is excellent. It is absolutely worth it to queue, ideally spending this queuing time outside on the terrace with a couple of oysters and a bottle of wine! I strongly recommend.

Thank FluxyFlox
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Have eaten in 4 restaurants on Howth Pier, Octapussy's, Aqua, Deep and Crabby Joes. This is the only one I return to. There is limited seating but it is worth queueing for.

Thank rogz
Halifax, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was a brilliant experience with absolutely fabulous seafood as an additional benefit. 4 adults 3 small children on a table meant for 4 in a little room not too much bigger than a cupboard. It did have a porthole looking through to Dorans fish and seafood shop next door. Chowder was superb. Prawns and calamaris really really tasty. Brie... More 

Thank andrewp435
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Waitress was very nice. Didn't have lobster but the overall experience was lovely. Intimate settings really relaxed and good fresh food. Meatballs are a must!

Thank Neil H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Carlingford Lough oysters: Fresh and creamy; Tick Mussels cooked in a creamy white wine sauce with shallots and garlic: Fresh with a superbly Moorish sauce; Tick Prawns Pil Pil: Spicy and warming; Tick Hot & Spicy Louisiana Chicken Wings: Hot & Spicy; Tick Chilli & Chorizo squid: Balanced and spicy: Tick Deep fried calamari: Crispy, seasoned and succulent; Tick Dublin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0822

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?