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Dolphin Restaurant

3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
+1 508-362-6610
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crackers” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3250 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

had lunch and enjoted it so much that I went back for dinner,a great menu with a lot of fresh fish.ate at the bar the bar maid(pam) was a delight and added to my great dinner' roy.c

Thank roy c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food ... Homey laid back atmosphere seafood was fresh , bar service excellent , great chowda, olde cape cod restaurant in quaint Barnstable village.

Thank Topshelf26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a bitter cold evening for dinner/drinks. Although we had made reservations, we were pleasantly surprised to find the bar empty, and decided to eat there. Hoping to find some local, holiday cheer, in what appeared to be a cozy venue. Well, guess again....More

1  Thank nancy W
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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 22 January 2018

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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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