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Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

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12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
+1 508-655-0669
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Natick, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Regular at Dolphin and reviewed it before some time ago...but absolutely had to write an update based on their new addition of Cioppino. It was a special, but was told it will soon be part of regular menu...Had this traditional Italian seafood dish ten years ago at Legal, supposedly the gold standard of seafood in Boston. Have tried it at... More 

Thank Nancy S
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor quality of the food. Fish was overcooked. Will not recommend as a good seafood restaurant. Too loud

Thank CucaC1219
Management response:

We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of great tasting food, and are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations with our dishes. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback to our kitchen staff so we can work to provide a better overall experience. More 

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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is tasty , the wait staff very friendly and accommodating. I like to sit at the spacious bar area where apps are $6.99. This is worth a couple or three visits to get the full experience.

Thank Tom H
Stow, MA
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168 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From appetizer to dessert the meal was bland and devoid of any flavor. The clam strips had not taste other than fried - a waste of calories. My blackened catfish was surprisingly bland for blackened and my potato was under baked. The trout was supposed to come with garlic butter - we couldn't taste either on the fish. If you... More 

Thank Shelley H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, fresh food and a varied menu but small enough they do it well. Known for seafood, nice quality.

Thank Ellen A
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

They are trying hard but the food just wasn't very good. Hadn't eaten there in a long time but had out of town guests who wanted steamers (steamed clams). Our friend had to send the steamers back because of a off taste and had the mussels instead. The other meals were just OK, nothing special to draw me back, with... More 

Thank wes p
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your patronage and despite your most recent experience, hope you give us another try in the future. More 

Natick, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Had lunch at this restaurant yesterday. Thought I would try the seafood Marsala which was a special. Absolutely horrible. The dish had swordfish cubes and small shrimp with shells on the 2 that were in the dish so you had to peel them with your hands. Disgusting and not worth peeling. The pasta was drenched in the sauce which was... More 

1 Thank Dmk616
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear our restaurant did not meet your expectations, as Dolphin Seafood always aims to provide exceptional food and service to our guests. More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is a family restaurant in downtown Natick, MA. We locals go here when we want to step it up to very good dining at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is average and the staff is good. It is a great place to go for nice dinner with friends or family. It is a bit more expensive, but worth it.

1 Thank marklenci
Management response:

Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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300 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I had a new waiter, who told me so. He did a good job. A little too attentive, but he was trying hard. Ordered a Mai Tai. Not authentic, but big and tasted good. The really good items I had were broiled scallops and the rolls. Where they killed it was the oysters. Blue Points and Welltons? were both good... More 

1 Thank Troy H
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We're so glad to hear you had a delicious meal accompanied by great service. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Walpole, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Overall I like the atmosphere at the bar, but on a recent visit the bar staff was anything but attentive. I had order a light appetizer and a mixed cocktail. It took almost 10 minutes from the time I sat down till I had that drink in front of me. It was too bad the bartender was too busy talking... More 

Thank Robert R
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into the issues you experienced. We appreciate your patronage and hope you give us another try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?