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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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little place with great food. We had fish n chips, and shellfish platter. Fish n chips were very good, of course. The shellfish platter was amazing. Mussels in wine sauce with crab claws, shrimp, and bay pawns were all perfectly seasoned.

Thank Amos B
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty food, beautifully presented. Just myself and my mother. We had a window seat facing out to that beautiful sea view. Very busy,small place which is understaffed. Only one waitress looking after everyone. Therefore she was just too busy for niceties which was a shame.

Thank Janet B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ready enjoyed it... Fish soup, oysters and mussels were excellent! The service was also very good. Do not miss it!!!

Thank Valentina R
Lockhart, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Look, just about every place in Dublin has seafood chowder. We thought we'd had pretty good chowder in the beautiful Bank Bar and Restaurant downtown ---- until we got to Octopussy's. Let me tell you why I think they do it best. For one thing, Octopussy's is part of the seafood market next door. Everything fresh, every day. And across... More 

1 Thank 5thGenTexan
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend for lunch and had the seafood paella and it was delicious..really good quality seafood and in a wonderful quaint setting. We will definitely be back!

Thank niamh114
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ate here several times before and were really looking forward to going back. However the food this time was good, but not up to the standard of the last few times. It was just fine.

Thank Louise C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family for lunch during a day trip visit of Howth. ..We couldn't have made a better choice! The food was amazing!fantastic fish, really nice people and great music too! !

Thank Alessandra V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the outset, the service was excellent. It was quick and our server was polite and helpful. It is a small place but very busy and booking a table beforehand is recommended. The ambience was fine, akin to a cosy cafe. But that is where, IMHO, the good stuff ends. The seafood was very fresh, but unfortunately drowned in butter,... More 

1 Thank Dinesh K
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We may have been unlucky with our choices of food, but we thought it was average at best. We expected more flavour and quality from a seafood restaurant in Howth. We won't be going back.

Thank ringingup
Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot. Great tapas (although the variety could be better), good atmosphere and lovely service with a cracking view over the harbour. I will be back

Thank Kerryman92
jaco c, Manager at Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Cheers mate. We look forward to seeing you again!! 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
Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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