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Dolphin Restaurant

3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
+1 508-362-6610
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“crackers” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been there before, but it failed to live up to our expectations. The space is crowded - tables are too close together and its noisy because of the tight quarters. Makes it a challenge to carry on a conversation at your own...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dolphin has been a regular stop for us whenever company visits or friends join us for dinner. The food, service, ambiance and mood-setting "flavor" of its Barnstable Village location have always been excellent over the thirty years we've eaten here. The Dolphin has always...More

Thank ArkayEs
Reviewed 11 January 2018

What could be better than a cup of Clam Chowder and a BLT or a Grilled Cheese and Bacon at The Dolphin on a cold winter day? Nothing is better!

Thank IVAN2005
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We've driven by here several times to visit family in the area, and today we decided to try it. We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was warm and comfortable, and our server, Mary, was great. I ordered off the daily specials menu and had fried...More

1  Thank SoxfanFL
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Dolphin strives to present fine dining and changes accordingly. I had raw clams to start which were exceptionally fresh and cold. My Cod entree with lemon sauce, capers and SDT was delicious. We were very satisfied except for the overpriced house wine.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Everything we ordered, from the clam chowder to the scallop casserole (fantastic) was fresh and expertly prepared. We ate at the Dolphin twice during a three day stay in Barnstable and will definitely be back on our next trip.

Thank JimG1958
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Reservations didn't seem to count for much here. The food was OK but not exceptional. One bright spot was the grape nuts custard I had for dessert. Our waitress was a joy - she could have been a stand-up comic. Too bad the dinner was...More

Thank JustLurking
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We only had time for drinks. Checked out the menu. Fabulous selection. This would be a great date night place :)

Thank Kat P
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Went around 8 on a Friday. Waitress was nice enough and food was good. For someone who doesn't eat seafood there wasn't a whole lot of choice but I got the burger and it was great! The crackers and dip was an excellent touch!

Thank Courtney R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Recently ate here because other people in the party wanted to go here. We made reservations for 6:30, when we got there, there was no evidence whatsoever that we had spoken to anybody. The good news is we didn't have to wait too long for...More

Thank markyjol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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