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Dolphin Seafood Restaurant

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12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
+1 508-655-0669
11:00 - 21:30
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our waiter, Neal, recommended the stuff sole with creamy lemon sauce. I discovered it pays to listen. The main course was rich and delicious and as a special arrived for less than $10. And that's serve with two stuffed soles and two choices. Did I mention that even for lunch each table has table cloths? My friend had her favorite--fried... More 

Thank max508
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Max! We're so glad to hear you had a delicious meal accompanied by great service, as Dolphin Seafood always strives to satisfy our customers 100%. We will make sure to pass your positive feedback to Neal. Hope to see you again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super appetizers, great salads, fine seafood options, large portions, excellent sides. We didn't try desserts since we were quite stuffed by the time we got there. And the service was flawless; some of the best I've had in a long time.

Thank Barry R
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Guest satisfaction is our main priority and we are so glad to have hit the mark with you. More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be patient- took a long time from entrance to exit. I order a simple plain menue as I'm not a big fan of sauces-- Blackened is great to go with.

Thank Thomas B
Natick, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Regular at Dolphin and reviewed it before some time ago...but absolutely had to write an update based on their new addition of Cioppino. It was a special, but was told it will soon be part of regular menu...Had this traditional Italian seafood dish ten years ago at Legal, supposedly the gold standard of seafood in Boston. Have tried it at... More 

Thank Nancy S
Management response:

Hi Nancy. We are truly grateful for your kind words! We also think our Cioppino is pretty amazing, and are so glad you are also a fan. We will have one waiting for you next time you visit! More 

Natick, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Poor quality of the food. Fish was overcooked. Will not recommend as a good seafood restaurant. Too loud

Thank CucaC1219
Management response:

We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of great tasting food, and are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations with our dishes. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback to our kitchen staff so we can work to provide a better overall experience. More 

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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is tasty , the wait staff very friendly and accommodating. I like to sit at the spacious bar area where apps are $6.99. This is worth a couple or three visits to get the full experience.

Thank Tom H
Stow, MA
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

From appetizer to dessert the meal was bland and devoid of any flavor. The clam strips had not taste other than fried - a waste of calories. My blackened catfish was surprisingly bland for blackened and my potato was under baked. The trout was supposed to come with garlic butter - we couldn't taste either on the fish. If you... More 

Thank Shelley H
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Our Chefs work hard to only serve the freshest catches so we do sincerely apologize that you were not able to enjoy your Seafood plates. Please know that this information will be shared with our staff and management team in hopes that this does not happen again. More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, fresh food and a varied menu but small enough they do it well. Known for seafood, nice quality.

Thank Ellen A
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

They are trying hard but the food just wasn't very good. Hadn't eaten there in a long time but had out of town guests who wanted steamers (steamed clams). Our friend had to send the steamers back because of a off taste and had the mussels instead. The other meals were just OK, nothing special to draw me back, with... More 

Thank wes p
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your patronage and despite your most recent experience, hope you give us another try in the future. More 

Natick, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had lunch at this restaurant yesterday. Thought I would try the seafood Marsala which was a special. Absolutely horrible. The dish had swordfish cubes and small shrimp with shells on the 2 that were in the dish so you had to peel them with your hands. Disgusting and not worth peeling. The pasta was drenched in the sauce which was... More 

1 Thank Dmk616
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear our restaurant did not meet your expectations, as Dolphin Seafood always aims to provide exceptional food and service to our guests. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: +1 508-655-0669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?