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“Quintessential Maine Dinner”

Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Harpswell
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: I have photos available. Their specialty is fish chowder.
Dedham, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quintessential Maine Dinner”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

There is a beautiful , large deck for having cocktails and waiting for one's table.The first thing of note is the view. We had a great table overlooking the water. One of the owners comes around checking each table to see if diner's are satifsfied with their dinners. There is outstanding Chowder with their famous blueberry muffins which are heavenly. I had a lobster tail , delicious with out doing any of the work . It has been a few months since our visit so I cannot remember every detail. I do know I look forward to a return trip. Our dinners came with additional blueberry muffins that we were able to bring home for breakfast.

  • Visited August 2013
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maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“exceptional”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was a great experience on many levels. The drive down the peninsula, the building itself is lovely, the views on three sides, the staff...and yes, the food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harpswell, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Surrounded by the Sea”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We eat at the Dolphin frequently and always have a fine meal. The seafood is cooked perfectly, the wait staff is friendly, and the view is breathtaking.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Nancy H
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Harpswell, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Visit Dolphin Marina in Harpswell”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is good, the service friendly and the view extraordinary, especially at sunset. May have to wait some time on a summer weekend, but if the weather is good it is a delight to sit on the deck imbiding one's favorite beverage. Although a long drive from Brunswick, it is well worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Harpswell139
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Harpswell, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“In the Heart of Maine's "Gold Coast"....”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This "real Maine" vs. "Mass North" aka Ogunquit" restaurant is known among the locals as having the best chowders and stews of any restaurant on the Maine coast. The location is at the terminus of the bayside access road with spectacular views via the grounds or interior of surrounding islands, adjacent peninsula's, and ocean. The restaurant itself is newly constructed and 4X the size of the original. If you are journeying from afar, consult your Maine Delorme Atlas so as to make a visit to LL Bean in Freeport, ME as part of your coastal excursion.

  • Visited October 2013
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