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“Food was good....service not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Dolphin Reef Restaurant - CLOSED

Dolphin Reef Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Located Oceanfront at 15th Street inside Ocean Plaza Beach Resort
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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“Food was good....service not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

My mom wanted to eat here for the view and it was great. We ate early around 5 at the bar and the hostess sat us right by the window with an amazing view of the ocean. I ordered a Mojito which was delicious, the bartender did a fabulous job. We ordered nachos and calamari which were very good. Unfortunately the waitress took forever to come back for our dinner orders and when we did order it was 45 min before we got dinner. Luckily our appetizers filled us up so we were not starving. Bacon cheeseburger and gumbo was good. The view is worth it so I would go back for a drink and appetizer, skip dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Newark, Ohio
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“Not what we wxpected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went for breakfast. The breakfast buffet was average...some fruit, eggs and waffles with breakfast meat. I ordered the seafood benedict. First, it took a very long time to prepare, and the restaurant was not busy. Second it was overlooked. The eggs were hard. The sauce was good. The service was poor. Perhaps it was her first day? She could not answer questions about the menu. And she was losing her voice...which is an indication she might be getting sick. The restaurant itself was dirty and not kept up.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We just got back from Dolphin Reef. We made reservations before we left the condo for 7pm, we got there at 7pm, the hostess in the lobby said it would be 15 min., I asked if we could go to the bar. The bartender was great, she got us a table ocean front, was attentive as well. Our food: I shared the ribeye with my grandson, and order a Caesar salad to go with my half of steak. (Was excellent) my husband got clam linguini ( was vary good) my other grandson got nachos (we had to return because he asked them not to put jalapeño or guacamole on the nachos) yeah that's right they did. My daughter ordered the gumbo, seemed to be short on the shrimp had 3, seemed to be real, real spicy gravy, without any substance. The waitress seemed to be either over worked, or her mind was somewhere else. After we asked for silverware two times, still no silverware, finally we stopped the hostess. Because we were not starving at the time we got there we were very patient.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MarleneH
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McRae
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Lounge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013


We had a wonderful dinner in the lounge. My husband had a reefburger and a salad, and I had clam linguini. His meal was amazing. Mine left a bit to be desired. Not quite sure what the problem was, but it wasn't so tasty. We also had calamari for an appetizer...THAT was incredible!!

Visited July 2013
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Thank bpgrin
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Macon, Georgia
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“Delish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Superb food, no wait - we were seated right away. Excellent wait staff. Beautiful atmosphere. Great view of the ocean as you eat.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Michelle S
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