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Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

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12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760
(508) 655-0669
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New generating running the show and it shows!

Just a few years ago the Dolphin was the place your grandparents went. It appears that the next generation took over, reinvent the menu and seafood cooking methods, making it into a hidden gem of a place. You can now get a tuna steak that is appropriately raw in the middle, and clams that are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Harry H
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Natick, Massachusetts
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  • Reservations
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Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a few years ago the Dolphin was the place your grandparents went. It appears that the next generation took over, reinvent the menu and seafood cooking methods, making it into a hidden gem of a place. You can now get a tuna steak that is appropriately raw in the middle, and clams that are flavorful and delicately handled. What... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The people who go here have been going here for at least 40 to 50 years. They are loyal, but not looking for a great meal.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

This placed used to be awesome. It sucks balls. Went there after the new year. Hadn't been there in a while. Got lobster. The server look like she came from the gym. Sweat leggings !! Very unprofessional. I asked for pickers and cracker. We don't have that was her retort. She gave me sass I got my meal packed up... More 

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neutrinoman
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Dolphin is an institution in Natick, but it has seen better days. The service is mediocre, and the food takes too long to arrive. The value for the money is about average, but definitely headed in the wrong direction.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Relatives recommended this restaurant as our preferred seafood place was closed on New Year's Eve. The salmon was overcooked and we got the tail piece. The fried clam strips rubbery, greasy and tasteless. The vegetables were cold. We will never go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Had lobster special $26.95 and $8,00 more for clambake salmon dinner, garlic with shrimp dinner, food was just ok lobster had a lot of water in it, got bill, wanted to use cupon $5.00 off the waiter explained he couldn't except cupon for dinner specials because the lobster price was reduced so I asked for the manager, the manager came... More 

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MD
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Entered the restaurant to have a Sunday dinner having just flown in with several colleagues for a business trip. After we finally found someone who could seat us (no one was around when we entered), we sat in the restaurant in which the decor was modern and nice, but the bar dominated the entire experience. They were playing a strange... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Just had a fantastic dinner of Swordfish and Swordfish Marsalis with shrimp over pasta. Dinner was cooked perfectly all entries came out on time and were delicious. Our server was prompt courteous and cordial. Great place for an evening out. Check out the fireplace room absolutely beautiful.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I went here last week with my wife. I enjoyed the warm atmosphere. We felt very comfortable and each enjoyed our fish entrees. Absolutely we will go back.

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Paris, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We tried Dolphin optimistically for a local seafood restaurant. My wife had the Haddock and I had the seafood mix pasta, the food was utterly bland and tasted like the kitchen reheated frozen seafood. Service was proper and decor is a bit dated, but the food was a huge disappointment. It is unfortunate as it could be a good local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: (508) 655-0669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?