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The Dolphin

7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 879297
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a takeaway of fish and chips from the Dolphin and sat on the harbour wall to eat them. The food was excellent, the chips were lovely and the fish was flaky with delicious batter, all hot and fresh. Good service from a very...More

Thank Cmcdade
Reviewed 1 week ago

really tasty meal here great portion size and friendly staff food piping hot and big pots of tea which was great , Nice big seating area and very clean .

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are loads of places to eat on the harbour - we chose the Dolphin because it had an inclusive price for cod and chips with a drink - and a view over the harbour. We were served very promptly by a friendly, jovial cook...More

Thank thewellcomegroup
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very looking forward to a nice meal after being out all day at sea. We ordered a vegetarian burger, surf and turf and kids meal of chicken nuggets and chips in the restaurant. The vegetarian patty come on a bun with nothing else,...More

Thank LillyAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my partner and my dog had lunch here whilst on holiday in Devon. This is a takeaway chip shops and also a lovely restaurant which caters for everybody. Staff are very friendly and attentive. The food served was big portions and everything was cooked...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, friendly staff, excellent quality food and fantastic gluten free options, including battered fish.

Thank N00055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great! Dog friendly. reasonable prices and amazing food. toilets clean. Staff friendly. Weekly meat raffle on a Sunday afternoon

1  Thank jo b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I specifically chose this restaurant after seeing that they did gluten free fish and chips on Trip Advisor!. I was not disappointed. The meal was really tasty and was a good sized portion. The staff were friendly and helpful and I would thoroughly recommend this...More

Thank owlmaiden721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was gobsmacked at the range of gluten free options. I normally can't eat fish and chips so could not wait to try it. It was delicious! Fluffy, crispy and very tasty. Only downside is that we had to wait quite a while for it. To...More

Thank NevChal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolphin restaurant is a great place to eat gluten-free and dairy free battered fish and pies and sausages I can't remember the last time I had fish and chips because I have a gluten and dairy intolerance so for me the Dolphin restaurant is...More

Thank Daniel G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 879297
Situated right on the harbour side here in Ilfracombe, The Dolphin provides delicious food and drinks from our wide-ranging menu for you to enjoy while taking a seat in our spacious restaurant, which has many interesting items on show, such as model boats, a fish tank and numerous other naval memorabilia - as well as the view of the harbour of course. We also have the take-away for you to enjoy on the move or while gazing across the harbour outside. Having been newly refurbished, changes have been made to make your dining experience even more enjoyable. We have high chairs for children, Free Wifi, are fully licensed, welcome Dogs and accept cash as well as all major cards. So if you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy delicious food and drink in Ilfracombe, we hope to welcome you soon!
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