Maneater begins with Furtado searching for her runaway Great Dane, Toby, at night in a seemingly deserted industrial district of an unnamed city. She follows the dog to the basement of a dark, dilapidated building, where she encounters a silent crowd and Furtado positions herself in the middle of the crowd and, as the initial beat of the song emerges, begins to dance. Towards the end of the video, Furtado moves to the roof of the building and dances in front of the rising sun. In the end she leaves the party at dawn, finding her dog sitting at the stairhead near the exit.
At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Furtado was nominated in the category of Female Artist of the Year for "Maneater".