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Dolphin Reef Restaurant - CLOSED

Oceanfront at 15th Street, 1401 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
+1 912-786-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good16%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible22%
Oct 6, 2014
“Nice even black tie at night”
Sep 23, 2014
“Waste of money even with the view”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Oceanfront at 15th Street, 1401 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great food, great staff visited for an anniversary and had a great meal - you can watch the ocean and stay warm inside they also offered a breakfast buffet which was great and large selection

Thank weekendwanderer19
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Awful food and service what a waste of that view did not receive the food as listed on the menu items werr

Thank Kayretired
Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast buffet with omelets made to order. Greek yogurt parfaits and Gevalia brand coffee. Less than ten dollars. Pretty delicious. Not to mention a third story view of the ocean. Didn't have dinner here but breakfast is a must if you're on Tybee Island.More

Thank davegrave89
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for having breakfast with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you loved our new breakfast. After experimenting with a breakfast buffet and ala carte breakfast, we came up with a hybrid that our guests have been raving about. We offer...More

Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Being savannah locals, we wanted to try somewhere new on Tybee. I wish we didn't come here. The food was okay. The fish is battered in something that taste like an elephant ear. The service was AWFUL. We were one of two tables in the...More

1  Thank Alh07
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you and please accept my most sincere apologies. There is absolutely no excuse for your experience. I will be reviewing your post with my team members and taking corrective steps immediately. We purchased the hotel on...More

Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you want a nice romantic restaurant with a great view, this is it! The prices are a little steep for what you get but the view makes up for that. Share a meal and reconnect your romance with your significant other :)More

Thank June T
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for dining at the Dolphin Reef and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We do offer an AMAZING view. In the morning, we have stunning sunrises and dolphins swimming in the surf. At night, as the sun sets on the other side of the...More

Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our first night we ate here. It took forever to get our drink order, tea, water and soft drinks. Then waitress took forever to take our orders. Price was ok but expect to wait on meals. We were staying at ,the Ocean Plaza resort connected...More

Thank Gayle H
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

We really appreciate you dining in the Dolphin Reef and taking time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Slow service (even on "island time") is completely unacceptable. I apologize and promise to focus our teams efforts on improving service. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals...More

Reviewed August 8, 2014

So, my fifth wedding anniversary was coming up and I was looking for a quiet place to eat a nice meal with my wife. Then someone told me about Dolphin Reef and that it is directly on the beach. I called them and asked to...More

Thank Kile B
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for letting us be part of your special day. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We are in the process of reinventing the Dolphin Reef. We are asking our guests a lot of questions and learning...More

Reviewed August 3, 2014

They had great prices, wonderful food, and the restaurant was very clean. The service was also great!More

Thank Lisa S
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for eating at the Dolphin Reef and taking time to post a review. Since purchasing the hotel on July 31st we have been focused on food quality and cleaning. Both levels of the restaurant needed maintenance and some serious deep cleaning. I'm thrilled...More

Reviewed August 2, 2014

The first thing you hear is how many awards this restaurant has recieved. We were staying at the hotel and decided to give it a try. We had basic burgers with fries, and the price was around 13 per person. Not bad, we were also...More

Thank Matt T
OPBR Management T, Owner at Dolphin Reef Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Can't thank you enough for staying with us and dining from the Dolphin Reef. Please know that the hotel and restaurant were purchased on July 31st. We have been working around the clock making improvements. Service in our restaurant is a major focus. The team...More

Reviewed July 17, 2014

After looking at this location online we decided it would be great for a family dinner, since it advertised a children's menu was available and it had the bonus of overlooking the beach. We were appalled by the lack of ambience and service. The dining...More

Thank dturner57
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $35
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oceanfront at 15th Street, 1401 Strand Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328
    (Located Oceanfront at 15th Street inside Ocean Plaza Beach Resort)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-8400
  • E-mail
Description
You are invited to dine at the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby sandy beaches. Dolphin Reef features a flavorful fusion of American and Southern cuisines with an emphasis on fresh seafood, all presented in a unique underwater themed environment to make your dining experience memorable. Located in the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, we are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are also Tybee Island's premier banquet and special event facility. Come to Dolphin Reef where the only thing more spectacular than our food is the view. Tour groups are welcome, and we offer a kid's menu. Advance reservations are requested for groups of 8 or more people. Dolphin Reef is located 20 minutes East of Savannah, Georgia on U.S. Highway 80. Parking is free. Be sure to park inside Ocean Plaza Resort's parking lot.
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