Osteria is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

1. Osteria

8.8
640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · North Philadelphia · 79 tips and reviews

Colleen M.Colleen Martin: The octopus is outstanding! Also noteworthy: Sulami plate with artichoke mustard (pronounced moose-tarde), blueberry sundae w/ coconut shortbread and the Torre Quarto "Don Marcello" wine.

The Daily MealThe Daily Meal: Get 1/2 portion of pasta and check out the appetizer menu - the octopus is perfectly cooked. If you're really hungry, the suckling pig for one (don't worry, not a whole pig) will fill you right up. Read more.

Jason L.Jason Lee: Lombarda pizza, anything octopus, beet & goat cheese ravioli, chicken liver rigatoni, and the pistachio gelati are all outstanding. Get half portions of the pastas and try a few.

Estia is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

2. Estia

8.5
1405 Locust St (btwn Broad and 15th), Philadelphia, PA
Greek Restaurant · Avenue of the Arts South · 40 tips and reviews

Michael L.Michael Lazrus: Octopus. Nuf said.

Nicole F.Nicole F.: Calamari. Hummus.

Catherine Z.Catherine Z: Come with a group of people and share. Everything here is delicious. Who knew I liked octopus?

Little Fish is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

3. Little Fish

9.1
746 S 6th St (Fitzwater st), Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 28 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Try the tender Spanish rock octopus and arugula spritzed with sunny Meyer lemon, and the silky black cod with maitakes and sea urchin. Read more.

Andrew J.Andrew Jones: Anything they do w/ octopus is worth getting.

Nick S.Nick Schiavi: Really creative dishes. Everything is good and I don't think you can go wrong. Cobia was amazing, dry aged strip steak with seasonal veggies was fantastic, and both the octopus and kamachi apps rock.

Devon Seafood Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

4. Devon Seafood Grill

8.2
225 S 18th St, (at Locust St), Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 91 tips and reviews

AP S.AP S: Make sure you check in to get the free calamari!!

MISSLISAMISSLISA: Get the fried calamari

What's Good HereWhat's Good Here: Great location overlooking Rittenhouse Square. Order the jumbo lump crab cakes service w/ whipped yukon gold potatoes and grilled asparagus. Be sure to check-in - calamari is often free if you do.

Buddakan is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

5. Buddakan

8.9
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Asian Restaurant · Center City East · 117 tips and reviews

Jeff N.Jeff Navach: Grilled octopus app and k-pao monkfish are fantastic....edamame ravioli good, but overhyped in my opinion...

JJJJ: Trendy atmosphere, great service and awesome food!! My favs are the calamari salad, shrimp and lobster spring rolls, chilean sea bass and dim sum donuts for dessert!!!

James R.James Russell: The Zen-gria is refreshing. Try the Asian Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari Salad, or Chicken & Ginger dumplings for apps. The Sweet & Crispy Jump Shrimp are delicious w/a side of wasabi mashed potatoes.

Radicchio Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

6. Radicchio Cafe

8.6
314 York Ave (4th Street), Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 27 tips and reviews

Bobby G.Bobby G.: Radicchio is RadiccYES in my book! Grilled calamari and octopus are fantastic! Lobster ravioli, Filet mignon, seafood salad are out of this world. Cannoli and tiramisu are better than any bakery!

Bobby G.Bobby G.: Always fantastic! Updated menu with some classic specials making the list like grilled octopus. New Osso Bucco special is excellent!

Kostas D.Kostas Donuts: Don't leave without trying the grilled octopus!

The Continental Mid-Town is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

7. The Continental Mid-Town

8.3
1801 Chestnut St (at 18th St.), Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Center City West · 200 tips and reviews

Peter M.Peter M: The Crispy Calamari Salad is generous and delicious!

Follow F.Follow Foodie: Still a fan of the classics: Rad na thai chicken and the calamari salad. But add extra calamari to your salad, it's WAY better that way.

GrantBwpgGrantBwpg: Octopus cooked to perfection and the tapas size was the perfect amount. Followed with lump crab pad Thai - all of it delicious. Upstairs is a little quieter and the porthole windows are fun!

Positano Coast is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

8. Positano Coast

8.3
212 Walnut St (2nd St), Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Center City East · 55 tips and reviews

Frank C.Frank Calandrino: Best Octopus in the City

Erin S.Erin Salvatore: You must order the octopus!

HardLickHerHardLickHer: Grilled Octopus is very tasty...gr8 service 2!

Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

9. Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

8.7
110 S 13th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Center City East · 196 tips and reviews

Lucas K.Lucas Kurrle: Salted caramel budino is sooooo legit! Also love how tender and tasty the octopus is.

Brian M.Brian Masefield: Great service. Great salads. The octopus entree was excellent.

Ela O.Ela Okruta: Octopus salad and gnocchi out of this world.

Vernick Food & Drink is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

10. Vernick Food & Drink

9.1
2031 Walnut St (at S 20th St), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City West · 82 tips and reviews

Lance L.Lance Lacoff: The Maryland crab toast, oysters, and grilled octopus were all standouts.

Philly.comPhilly.com: Everybody seems to order the chili-glazed octopus (with Granny Smith apple and endive) at Greg Vernick's Rittenhouse bistro. Read more.

CITY GRITCITY GRIT: Don't miss the Chili-Glazed Octopus or the Artic Char with Crispy Skin and Dill.

Amada is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

11. Amada

8.3
217-219 Chestnut St (at S Bank St), Philadelphia, PA
Tapas Restaurant · Center City East · 171 tips and reviews

Leigh B.Leigh Browne: my favorite spot in Philly. white sangria, grilled octopus, grilled scallions, mushroom flatbread..nothing here is bad. its all good.

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Try the octopus, the pernil asada, and the fried vanilla cream. You'll live with a happy stomach. Read more.

Ben H.Ben Hennesy: If you don't mind spending a little money ... come here and order the tasting menu (55 pp?). You will leave fat and happy. Ask for the octopus.

Branzino is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

12. Branzino

7.7
261 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 13 tips and reviews

Frank S.Frank Slack: Branzino has the most incredible menu!!! 5 stars, try the calamari! Unreal!!

Nic N.Nic Nack: The calamari is amazing as well as the branzino, the sauce is to die for. However, you must save room for dessert! The tiramisu is the best I've ever had

Kandis K.Kandis Kovalsky: Philly's best BYOB. Even better than La Viola! Get the grilled calamari appetizer and the gnocchi! Beautiful and spacious inside compared to many of the other BYOBs in the city.

The Good King Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

13. The Good King Tavern

8.8
614 S 7th St (at Kater St), Philadelphia, PA
Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 22 tips and reviews

Andrew T.Andrew Tauro: GET the Meat Board and Grilled Octopus over baby arugula as a starter, the burger, steak or trout are amazing. Don't skip out on the butterscotch brittle chocolate brulee

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Excellent little brasserie with chef Paul Lyons (a graduate of Barbuzzo and Jamonera). The substantial $15 steak frites is an early hit. Try the octopus, and say yes to the crispy chickpea flatbread. Read more.

Lance L.Lance Lacoff: Solid beer/wine/drink list but don't miss the food! The boards are great. Awesome frog legs.

Umai Umai is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

14. Umai Umai

9.0
533 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Sushi Restaurant · Fairmount - Art Museum · 46 tips and reviews

MonicaMonica: You must get the crispy calamari salad and the Godzilla roll.

Sam Y.Sam Yoon: Try the Grilled Octopus - Fingering potato, pickled red onion, olives, baby radish, cherry tomatoes, arugula, pancetta vinaigrette

Huendy E.Huendy Espinal: Great little gem near the park with some creative and delicious sushi n apps. Get the funnel fondue sticks for dessert.. and be aware it's BYOB

Oyster House is one of The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Philadelphia.

15. Oyster House

9.1
1516 Sansom St (btw 15th St & 16th St), Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Center City West · 114 tips and reviews

Susan R.Susan Robertson: Love love love this place. Been coming for years. A buck a Schuck! No need to waste ur $$$ on their expensive oysters. Try the octopus - yum!

Adeline A.Adeline A.: Try the Grilled Octopus

Julia I.Julia Ivan: it was simply the best oyster of my life, better than in Europe! the octopus and te calamari was also delicious. the wine was overpriced though.