Dolphin Seafood

4.3
349 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Peter Giannacopoulos immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1967. From the age of twelve his life was spent on the waterfronts of Boston where he came to know and love every aspect of the restaurant business. On April 21, 1975 with the support of his family and friends he opened Dolphin Seafood restaurant. Since that time his mornings have been spent on the piers of Boston personally selecting the fish which is prepared and sold in his restaurant.

Peter’s philosophy has been, “to handpick the finest seafood and serve it to his guests in a friendly atmosphere at the most reasonable price.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 349 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Libby
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think the this restaurant is getting back on its feet after COVID - the food was not up to the usual standards that we've come to expect. Service was fine- they were training some new wait staff who were lovely but this does tend to make things a bit uneven.
This used to be one of our special occasion sites but I think we'll put it on hold for a while and look for another seafood place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good!

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vipLVX2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such lovely, lovely people! Great food, great value and calm, relaxing environment for a nice meal with our parents. The chowder was amazing!!!

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vipPaulL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

excellent menu selection, food was very good,staff were friendly and assisted each other however there were gaps in service with long waits between seating to getting drinks to odereing and then getting the bill, overall however i highly recommend

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YenmidR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

the menu need to be updated. I went because I search for the menu at OpenTable when I got their it was a complete different menu. I asked the waitress and she told me it was change the I should check their website instead. other then that the food was good waitress was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good exceptional waitstaff attentive

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mariyaa
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely come back!

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ChuckG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at the Dolphin Restaurant.

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GuyQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved this restaurant ever since they opened. Great food especially the seafood and great prices too!

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vipStephanie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family Valentine’s dinner. Service was great. Pleasant staff and attentive. Nice selection of food. Even though it’s mainly seafood they still had plenty for our non-seafood family. Food was great. Would definitely recommend.

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vipkrcole63
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Martini🍸was perfect and big. Great oysters, and all the food is excellent.

JD
vipJeffreyD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dolphin Seafood is a gem in the Metrowest and it is heads above a lot of the other seafood restaurants in the area. The fish is really tasty and the pricing is very reasonable. I recommend checking this place out right in downtown Natick.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner all around! Appropriate social distancing, pleasant and attentive service, and delicious food. The cocktails were exquisitely made! We will be heading back soon.

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vipFoodie71
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went to celebrate Friend’s Bday midweek. Exactly what I was looking for. Good food, service and socially distant! Will be back!

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LisaW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love this restaurant!! The food is always amazing! The staff are always friendly and they do a great job!
I will be back soon!

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Mags
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with fresh dishes and great service! Highly recommend

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vipPeteyb
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Just not what we expected. A lot of salt and a lacking environment. Its a place for the older generation.

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GeorgeC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food and service are both really good. Due to the pandemic, we sat outside, which is why I didn't rate the ambience higher. It's under a tent with plastic walls that keep out rain or wind. They also have a heater for colder weather. If you like raw oysters, there prices can't be beat if you arrive during their daily special hours.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were not impressed with the food. The swordfish was generous but also overcooked and dry. The Maryland crab cakes were mushy. It’s like food you’d cook at home if you were following a new recipe for the first time and you weren’t an experienced cook.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table not accepted, we arrived at the reservation time and they were closing.

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vipMargieM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience with delicious food, a lovely environment and a pleasant and efficient server. A perfect 10!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great cioppino, so much seafood. Shrimp, lobster tail, scallops, clams, mussels in a tasty broth with tomatoes and onions, big portion.

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vipSmokey
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine at the Dolphin. The food is always exceptional, as is the service. Prices are reasonable for the high quality of the meals. The drinks are fabulous and a definite bargain!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh salmon

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Nancym
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ahi Tuna special was excellent -- perfectly prepared. Steamed mussels were also very good though the broth could use a bit more seasoning -- garlic or fresh herbs??

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Anonymous
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We made reservations via open table and were promptly seated by a courteous person at the restaurant. Our server was very attentive and personable. Helpful and available without being intrusive. The food, as always, was good and reasonably priced. We met friends there and were able to speak with one another without raising our voices and could discuss things of a confidential nature without fear of being overheard. Over all, a fine experience. We have been to the Dolphin many times in the past and will continue to patronize the restaurant.

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DA73
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good seafood and atmosphere. Has a bustling bar area that is in close proximity to the dining area

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Lilly
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Broiled Swordfish ever!

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vipgolfer7
New England
552 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very friendly staff, but mediocre food and setting. Convenient if you’re going to TCAN, but other than convenience, no big reason to go there. Disappointing to find old school fried food in an up and coming neighborhood.

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DonaldB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is definitely a restaurant for an older crowd. The food was fine, but on the blander side. Not remarkable or memorable. The ambiance of the room was just okay.

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vipjpbandkmb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful entertainment at bar but at a volume where you could still have a conversation

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DavidW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Swordfish portion was excellent. Don't remember what my friend ordered but it was excellent too :-)

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vipSmokey
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were exceptional! The dinner was a special occasion to celebrate a friend’s birthday and everything was perfect.

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vipRichard
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only disappointment was that when we asked for our senior discount, we were told since we ordered the special we could not have the discount. there is no indication on the add for the discount that there were exceptions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not very good. Will not be going back.

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JamesR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Dolphin several times in recent years, and always find the experience to be extremenly satisfying. Great choice of seafood, reasonable prices, friendly service.

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folz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

One friend returned her meal - a fish dish. No flavor at all. Replaced with a scallop dish which was okay. Two of us got crabmeat filled ravioli with lobster sauce. It was just okay but was luke warm. Steak tips were good. My husband had a fish dinner but said it was that good. Some of us ordered coffee/tea, but no dessert. Tea was hot but the coffee was bordering on very cool. Won’t be running back here.

Our waitress was very nice and apologetic but maybe she should have not charged us for one of the meals and the coffee. She did offer to get more coffee but by that time, we were ready to leave. I understand it was New Year’s Eve, but think the chef could have done a much better job. Won’t be going back there anytime soon.

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LeoV
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two birthdays. Always enjoy eating there. Reasonable prices, good food & friendly service

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vipKitty
New England
64 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was terrific as was the service. Only complaint I had was it was super cold inside and the hostess wasn’t exactly well put together. But again we came for the food and the fried oysters were terrific

FAQs

Dolphin Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 655-0669.

Dolphin Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.