Dolphin Seafood

4.3
385 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 385 people are saying
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SusanP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cake appetizer, Sole Pedro and Lobster Roll were terrific. Waiter was great.

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Rusty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a delicious meal. I had scallops, my wife had swordfish she raved about. Our friends had the fisherman’s platter and fried clams. We all took half our meals home. We were very happy and loved our meals. Thank you.'

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was slow and the food was just meh. I was looking forward to some place new with good food. I wasn’t impressed.

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vipCapefoodies
Fort Lauderdale
360 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great service

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vipSmokey
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Dining at Dolphin Seafood is always a positive experience.

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DavidD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food. Nothing special. Nice service.

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The swordfish dinner was very good. The cheesecake & whip cream was excellent!

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TomM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Sunday late lunch. Food was very good, huge lobster salad roll. Clam stripes very good. Good parking.
Friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We wanted to try a different restaurant with good seafood and a kids menu. The menu shown on open table was not the same menu offered and had mostly fried or cream-based fish dishes, neither of which were appealing to a family who wanted a seafood restaurant to eat healthy meal.

The bread was not fresh, which should have been a sign of what was to come. Crab cakes were mediocre at best, small in size and just okay tasting. Due to an allergy we skipped the scallops and bacon that typically topped them and were charged the same price. I ordered a “champagne shrimp dish” that arrived in a cream sauce bath, which wasn’t part of the menu description as I typically avoid creamy sauces. The dish came with salty rice pilaf and a vegetable medley on par with what you’d get at an Applebee’s both in appearance and taste.

The kids got pasta with sauce and a cheese pizza from the kids menu. Both portions were bigger than the adult shrimp entree, and while the kids didn’t finish their meals they didn’t look good to the adult who was still hungry after eating the 5 shrimp, picking at the vegetables and leaving the salty rice on the plate.

I left wishing I had cooked and can say with certainty it would have been better.

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vipfoodE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was tasty but the portion of lobster my husband got was very small.

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vipLoisc
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I hope it was an “off” night. Took a long time to even get water, wrong meal came twice. And had to be recreated from scratch each time.

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Debspics
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting the parents of your son’s serious girlfriend is a monumental event and Dolphin Seafood was the perfect place. The parents were from out of town and wanted lobster. The location was convenient for all parties.

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vipEagleman
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! Bartender a bit overwhelmed but still a good meal and value.

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ZeliaM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious,nice atmosphere and our server was great ! Will definitely go back 👍

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debbab
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there at 4:30 so quiet but still quiet when more people came at 6:00. Well spaced tables. Excellent food. Solid service but, waiter did not ask if we wanted dessert. We did not, so it was okay but being asked would have been nicer. Just dropped check. Small wine list but good selection. House salad is an up charge with entree.

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vipJeff
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an enjoyable experience

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to The Dolphin in a long time. It is still great . Food was delicious and cocktails were too!

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vipSmokey
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful! Good and service were great and we were allowed to enjoy our food and drink without being rushed. It was so nice to be back at one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipEnjoysfinedining
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience with good food and service, had Jake as our server. Well appointed restaurant, plan to return.

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LeoS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the blackened catfish and my wife had the sole a la Pedro. We both enjoyed our dinner and would recommend coming here. The service was excellent.

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vipSusan
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre. The Sole al Pedro was mainly stuffing with very little flavor and a very small amount of actual fish - covered in a greasy sauce.

This was our first visit to the restaurant. With so many other seafood options close by, I do not expect to return.

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been dining at the dolphin for over ten years. It never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very loud - the wait for drinks / food was too long. The waiter appeared confused and forgot to bring plates or check in if we needed anything. Did not clear table between appetizers & dinner plates.

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BiancaS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time in, great service and even better food! We enjoyed oysters, shrimp cocktail, the lobster roll, and fish tacos! Everything was fresh, prepared well, and flavorful. We had our kids with us and they hand a yummy handmade pizza and quality chicken fingers (not out of a box) Looking forward to going back! All around great experience for everyone.

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RogerB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice experience overall when we visited Dolphin Seafood. The staff was friendly. The food was very good. The atmosphere was nice. The only flaw, but not a major flaw, was that service was slow. Especially at the end of our dinners when, because they were brewing a fresh pot of coffee, it took over 15 minutes before we got the coffee. I would definitely come back.

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CraigP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been a favorite. So good to be back for a great meal. Best clams on half shell and shrimp!

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NataliaB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting with delicious food & drinks.

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live2eat
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only 2 servers working. They didn’t skip a beat. Meal was served within normal expectations piping hot. We all enjoyed our meals. We has baked scallops, fish tacos and haddock. The clam chowder as a first course was particularly good

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Luv2dine
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night. Staff are very friendly. I ordered fried clams , which were delicious! My dining partner had the sole stuffed with seafood and was very pleased as well . Tables were “COVID spaced” so felt comfortable eating there

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JimJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Coconut Shrimp was outstanding, the best I have ever had!

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EllenC
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner for great price!!!!!

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Lori
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt safe eating here- service was good- wish food had been a little hotter.

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DeniseK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I ordered steamed clams. They were served as usual with clam broth, and then something that resembled butter, but was brown . I dipped the clam in and it was horrible! It must have been grease from the fryolator. I asked the waitress, and she said, "Oh, you want real butter?" OMG I have been many times to Dolphin, but that just left an awful taste in my mouth. Not coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Baked haddock… not good. The food is mediocre at best

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StephenT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great seafood... always enjoyable

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Libby
New England
15 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
5 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!!!

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 385 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.