1. Greek Islands Taverna’s Octopus
This legendary A1A Greek spot keeps it simple with the octopus, as it should. Greeks have been grilling octopus with olive oil since the days when the Acropolis was new-build construction; it probably wasn’t Socrates who said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but we’re going to pretend like it was.
2. 3 Sons Brewing Company’s Charred Chili‑Glazed Octopus
In addition to its many tasty beers, this increasingly popular Dania Beach brewery boasts a killer menu – one that includes this excellent octopus dish. It’s served with pickled jalapenos, lima bean hummus, hazelnut romesco and wood-roasted fingerling potatoes – and they’ll even recommend a beer to wash it down with.
3. Hardy Park Bistro’s Grilled Octopus
This cozy, unassuming place quietly goes about the business of serving up some of the city’s best food year after year. They keep it simple with the grilled octopus, and they keep it tasty.
4. Boatyard’s Charred Octopus
We are big fans of Boatyard’s modern take on the classic Fort Lauderdale dining experience. This is a proper locals spot that lets you know – right there on the menu – which local and regional fishermen they get their seafood from. And they know their way around some octopus with chorizo vinaigrette and garbanzo.