We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Dolphin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
+1 508-362-6610
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 232: English reviews
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
242 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Lowell, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
91 reviews
60 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 

Thank Diana P
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
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!

Thank Topshelf26
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
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.

Thank seabreezecapeod
Hudson, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We are here for the first time tonight and we hope to come back. The restaurant is very quaint. Our waitress was fabulous, not only at her job but also in a comedic way. The menu had so many choices it was hard to decide. My husband and I both ordered the scallops but made in different ways. We both... More 

Thank Patti D
Lusby, Maryland
Level Contributor
83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We haven't been to the Dolphin for several years, and had forgotten how much we liked it. this was the first time for our friends. We all enjoyed our meals, the waitress was wonderful. Food was good, place was busy. Our friends said they would love to come back and sit at the bar.

Thank maryjo9113
Centerville, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've only been here twice but both times have been excellent. The restaurant is quite cozy inside and it does have a nice bar and bistro area. I had salmon and hubby had veal that melted in your mouth, very, very good. It was a quiet night when we went and the service was great. The first time it was... More 

Thank Peggy D

Travellers who viewed Dolphin Restaurant also viewed

Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod
Barnstable, Cape Cod

Been to Dolphin Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolphin Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Dolphin Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?