clock menu more-arrow no yes

13 Octopus Dishes to Try Right Now in Minneapolis

View as Map

Battered, fried, braised, grilled, or simply sliced into ceviche, octopus is showing up on menus all over town. Or maybe instead of preparations, we should just list the chefs who are putting this tentacled sea creature on their menus: Doug Flicker, Jamie Malone, Isaac Becker, Steven Brown, Jorge Guzman, Hector Ruíz, Sameh Wadi, and even more. So without further ado, we present 13 must-try octopus dishes in Minneapolis, for your cephalopod-eating pleasure.

Have you seen octopus on other menus around town? Let us know in the comments.


· All Eater Maps [Eater MPLS]

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Terzo

Copy Link
2221 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 925-0330
At Broders' new wine bar, Terzo, the octopus comes in the form of a terrine, served with sliced fingerling potatoes, celery leaves, and a lemon sauce.

2. Sandcastle

Copy Link
4955 Nokomis Pkwy W
Mpls, MN 55417
Doug Flicker's new concession at Lake Nokomis serves up octopus in that most beach-friendly of ways: as ceviche. The shrimp and octopus ceviche ($8) comes with pico de gallo, jalapeño, and corn chips.

3. The Harriet Brasserie

Copy Link
2724 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2197
Visit Website
At this Linden Hills neighborhood restaurant, the octopus small plate comes with bell peppers, Meyer lemon, ginger, scallion, and bread ($12).

4. Tilia

Copy Link
2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
Visit Website
At Steven Brown's Linden Hills restaurant, the octopus is served grilled, with Romesco, salsa verde, arugula, loomi & hazelnuts ($10).

5. Rincon 38

Copy Link
3801 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 824-4052
Visit Website
At Hector Ruíz's Kingfield tapas restaurant, the pulpo ($9) comes slowly braised, served with potatoes, citrus aioli, pimenton aioli, Spanish chorizo, and roasted artichokes, and is drizzled with sherry as a final touch.

6. Spill The Wine Bar And Table

Copy Link
901 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 339-3388
Visit Website
This Uptown wine bar serves only sustainable seafood (partnered with the Minnesota Zoo's Fish Smart program). Their octopus a la parilla ($9) is a plate of charred octopus, served with red peppers and a grilled Meyer lemon.

7. Origami Uptown

Copy Link
1354 Lagoon Ave
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 223-8666
Visit Website
At the Uptown location of Origami, the octopus come as takoyaki, flash-fried octopus dumplings on skewers ($6).

8. Burch Steak & Pizza Bar

Copy Link
1942 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 843-1515
Visit Website
At Isaac Becker's new pizza spot (in the basement of Burch Steak), the polpo pizza comes with marinated octopus, tomato sauce, arbequina olives, and fresno peppers.

9. Solera

Copy Link
900 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-0062
Visit Website
At Jorge Guzman's downtown restaurant, the pulpo is served with crispy fried potatoes and charmoula verde ($10).

10. Borough

Copy Link
730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3135
Visit Website
At borough, the octopus second course ($16) comes glazed with soy and topped with daikon, peanuts, cilantro, and yam, plus a little lime.

11. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Copy Link
123 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 746-5533
Visit Website
At Sameh Wadi's downtown restaurant, the octopus starter comes a la plancha - cooked on a hot plate with toasted garlic, smoked paprika, and sherry ($8).

12. Sea Change

Copy Link
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 225-6499
Visit Website
At Jamie Malone's Sea Change, the octopus starter comes grilled with salsa verde, Spanish peppers, and pimenton ($13).

13. Obento-Ya

Copy Link
1510 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-1432
Visit Website
At this Northeast Japanese restaurant, the octopus comes as takoyaki ($5.75), a kind of octopus dumpling in which the octopus is covered with batter, shaped into a ball, and cooked in a special takoyaki pan.

Loading comments...

1. Terzo

2221 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
At Broders' new wine bar, Terzo, the octopus comes in the form of a terrine, served with sliced fingerling potatoes, celery leaves, and a lemon sauce.
2221 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. Sandcastle

4955 Nokomis Pkwy W, Mpls, MN 55417
Doug Flicker's new concession at Lake Nokomis serves up octopus in that most beach-friendly of ways: as ceviche. The shrimp and octopus ceviche ($8) comes with pico de gallo, jalapeño, and corn chips.
4955 Nokomis Pkwy W
Mpls, MN 55417

3. The Harriet Brasserie

2724 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
At this Linden Hills neighborhood restaurant, the octopus small plate comes with bell peppers, Meyer lemon, ginger, scallion, and bread ($12).
2724 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

4. Tilia

2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
At Steven Brown's Linden Hills restaurant, the octopus is served grilled, with Romesco, salsa verde, arugula, loomi & hazelnuts ($10).
2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

5. Rincon 38

3801 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
At Hector Ruíz's Kingfield tapas restaurant, the pulpo ($9) comes slowly braised, served with potatoes, citrus aioli, pimenton aioli, Spanish chorizo, and roasted artichokes, and is drizzled with sherry as a final touch.
3801 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

6. Spill The Wine Bar And Table

901 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
This Uptown wine bar serves only sustainable seafood (partnered with the Minnesota Zoo's Fish Smart program). Their octopus a la parilla ($9) is a plate of charred octopus, served with red peppers and a grilled Meyer lemon.
901 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. Origami Uptown

1354 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN
At the Uptown location of Origami, the octopus come as takoyaki, flash-fried octopus dumplings on skewers ($6).
1354 Lagoon Ave
Minneapolis, MN

8. Burch Steak & Pizza Bar

1942 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
At Isaac Becker's new pizza spot (in the basement of Burch Steak), the polpo pizza comes with marinated octopus, tomato sauce, arbequina olives, and fresno peppers.
1942 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

9. Solera

900 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
At Jorge Guzman's downtown restaurant, the pulpo is served with crispy fried potatoes and charmoula verde ($10).
900 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

10. Borough

730 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
At borough, the octopus second course ($16) comes glazed with soy and topped with daikon, peanuts, cilantro, and yam, plus a little lime.
730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

11. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
At Sameh Wadi's downtown restaurant, the octopus starter comes a la plancha - cooked on a hot plate with toasted garlic, smoked paprika, and sherry ($8).
123 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

12. Sea Change

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
At Jamie Malone's Sea Change, the octopus starter comes grilled with salsa verde, Spanish peppers, and pimenton ($13).
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

13. Obento-Ya

1510 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
At this Northeast Japanese restaurant, the octopus comes as takoyaki ($5.75), a kind of octopus dumpling in which the octopus is covered with batter, shaped into a ball, and cooked in a special takoyaki pan.
1510 Como Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Related Maps