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Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
+1 508-655-0669
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (35 reviews)
“casserole” (4 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a restaurant not on the coast, or water of any kind, unless rain puddles in the parking lot count (😀), the fish found here is fresh and tasty. First you are greeted by fresh, warm rolls, then an app (we had the spicy mussels...More

Thank cbc1234567
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way back from Boston to get some seafood. The staff was very friendly and attentive (pleasant greeters, refilling drinks,etc). This didn't seem to be the most high end restaurant out there and for the food costs the dishes were large portions...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 6 people for Father's Day. We were seated and given drink menus. We ordered drinks and looked through the menus. There was a lot to choose from. The rolls that they bring to the table are to die for. My...More

Thank cvencile
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Waited 20 minutes - at least- for two apps. Had to leave. They wouldn't even take our dinner order until the apps arrived. My oysters had shells in the meat. Badly shucked. Never again.More

Thank Io79032
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit. We strive to provide all of our guests with quick, friendly, and attentive service, and it's clear that we missed the mark here. While we wish you would have brought...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Good food, warm and stylish decor, friendly staff, reasonable prices. It focuses on seafood, but the alternatives are very good as well. The daily specials are interesting and tasty. The upstairs can be reserved for functions.

Thank NatickTaster
Management response:Responded 26 May 2017

Thank you for considering us one of the best restaurants in the area! We are glad you enjoyed our prices and atmosphere!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Spend a Sunday afternoon in the bar and order the $1 oysters - they are great! Skip the nachos. The peppered bacon is also very good!

Thank 1485Travelers
Management response:Responded 26 May 2017

Thanks for the feedback! We're so glad to hear you had a good time at our Oyster Sunday. Is there anything we could have done to improve our service? Please let us know what could have made this a 5-star experience.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We hadn't been to Dolphin in years. Thinking either more people are eating out or it has changed, and has to become quite good. It was surprisingly crowded with the doing room 'full with reservations' I was told. We found a place at the bar....More

Thank csf1
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

While sitting in traffic on Rt 9 in the Natick area, decided to stop for dinner and wait the traffic out. Googled restaurants and decided to try this one. It was fabulous! The bartender, John, made great drinks and our server Raphael was very attentive....More

Thank Sue425_12
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Hi Sue, thanks for your great review! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed the Mediterranean Sea Bass and fried calamari (both are delicious!) and service when dining with us. We can’t wait to have you visit again soon!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food was delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere was quiet so it was good for a long lunch conversation.

Thank Barbara C
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Hi Barbara, thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I frequent The Dolphin, often ! Their salmon and salads are excellent. My parents like the fisherman's platter. I recommend making a reservation on the weekends.

Thank Kelly0211
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your patronage and can’t wait to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: +1 508-655-0669
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