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“Seafood Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dolphin Restaurant

Dolphin Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Centerport, New York
2 reviews
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“Seafood Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2009

As seafood lovers we headed right for the Dolphin while staying in Barnstable. Everything was just perfect but we have to highlight the service- Penny was our waitress and she was just the best we have ever encountered. Full of personality, recommendations, fun, and of course the best in service.

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Food was OK, service was not.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2009

We had dinner in The Dolphin in July while on vacation in Cape Cod. The decor is very nice and we were shown to our table by a pleasant hostess. So far, so good. Food was quite good, if a little bland. The clam chowder was delicious.
But the problem was with the service. Our reservation was for 7 pm, we arrived a few minutes after that. The waitress took our food order at exactly 7.30 pm. After that, the food arrived promptly, but a 30 minute wait for someone to take the order is not acceptable, even when on vacation, and the restaurant was not very busy at the time.

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2 Thank Wainsfort
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8 restaurant reviews
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“The Dolphin Restaurant-a local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2009

Some chefs just know how to prepare seafood! The Sole Amandine is a dish that I have not been able to find like this one. Simple seafood dishes made with right. The bar is like a scene from "Cheers" when Johnnie is bartending. Lunch specials and Early bird specials really pack in the locals, but I like to go for Dinner. A whole different place.

1 Thank LindaBoston
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“One of the best dinners I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2009

My husband and I had one of the best dinner experiences of our lives at the Dolphin Inn on Valentine's Day night. We arrived a few minutes before our 6:45 p.m. reservation and were seated immediately by the Hostess who was friendly and professional. Our table was very nice and the entire restaurant was beautifully arranged with white tablecloths on the tables under glass with a single candle in the middle of the table. Our food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back!

1 Thank sjharding3
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Cape Cod2000
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We Will Never Go Back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2009

With reservations our party of four had an over 2 hour wait. The hostess kept forgetting us despite reminding her many times. The food has always been very good if you can get past the very poor service. When we spoke to the owner he couldn't care less that we were very unhappy with the service. We live in Barnstable, our favorite on Route 6A is The Barnstable Tavern where we are always treat great. We will never go back to The Dolphin and recommend the same for others.

2 Thank Capecodder2000
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