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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
Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank astro5888
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank MEC15_12
Milford, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Conor R
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 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.

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Thank Mark F
Memphis, Tennessee
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309 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

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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!

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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....

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Thank Rosemary B
Lowell, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I travel to the Cape frequently, and like to try different options. I stopped in around 2:30 for a late lunch. A generous parking lot in the back that neighbored a small area of water which was a nice addition to picking this place. I ordered a blacken sword fish on top of a caesar salad. I love the presentation,... More 

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Thank Diana P
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a nice reuben there today! My two friends had old fashioned diner cheeseburgers ...great service too!

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Thank Topshelf26
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Old standby that's still producing as if it wants your business. No slacking on quality or quantity. You are always sure to get the best and the freshest food at the Dolphin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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?