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Dolphin Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
+1 508-362-6610
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dolphin Restaurant in Barnstable has been off my Harwich radar, because of my erroneous thinking “it’s too far away”. Well, it is not, but it took a Cape Cod Daily Deal to finally get me there with my daughter (Stefanie) and son-in-law (Bob). Surprise of surprises – it is a very nice restaurant with a comfortable setting/atmosphere, friendly staff,... More 

Thank TheAkumalian
Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The prime rib was like eating shoe leather and the baked scrod was tasteless. The overall service was slow . We were extremely dissatisfied and won't be heading back !

Thank pjlu0ng0
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good food. Stick to any of the seafood options and you'll walk away happy. I especially like their version of oysters Rockefeller. Lively bar area generally packed with local color.

Thank Mark F
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited this restaraunt at New Eve.Seems popular with locals (good sign), good seafood (we tried their specials - scallops in lobster sauce and casserole from local fish). Good choice of wine. Nice place to go, if you at Barnstable, Cape Cod, typical New England food, fresh and also nice service, antique house, great warm atmosphere.

Thank astro5888
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a late lunch and were looking for something small but satisfying to eat. Having never been here before I was pleased to see that they had a crock of french onion soup. It was perfect to hit the spot on a cold, dreary and rainy day. Our waitress came almost as soon as we were seated and asked... More 

Thank MEC15_12
Milford, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were great. Friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice and warm. The French Onion Gratinee was delicious. The grilled cheese was good, but could have done with more seasoning. The crab cakes had good flavor, but were dry.

Thank Conor R
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Food is good typical New England fare. Service, especially Penny at the bar , is terrific. Homey atmosphere in an antique building. Convivial chatter at the local centric bar.

Thank Mark F
Memphis, Tennessee
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386 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Family owned for 70 years, the Dolphin Restaurant staff pays attention to detail. Tables are meticulously set in a lovely dining room. Ambiance is just right for conversation. Service is excellent. The lazy man's lobster casserole is terrific. As is the sea scallop & crab casserole. Macadamia crusted scrod with orange butter sauce was delicious. Apple pie a la mode... More 

Thank ChanEvan
Ballston Spa, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a Cape Cod Daily Deal for the Dolphin and they did not disappoint! The entrees (swordfish and nut crusted cod) were to die for. Great atmosphere and service. A must for any Cape Cod visitor!

Thank drjg1
Dennis, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always enjoy the Dolphin. Their attentive & friendly service is appreciated, makes me happy to be there. I was so happy that I ordered their baked stuff lobster Friday night. Delicious generous portion. Looking forward to my next visit....

Thank Rosemary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Barnstable
  • Phone Number: +1 508-362-6610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?