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The Dolphin

7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 879297
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (78 reviews)
“lobster” (4 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfectly located on quayside, the Fish n Chip restaurant is extremely dog friendly. Welcoming staff, very clean throughout, no frills eatery. The menu offers a great choice above and beyond the norm, with scampi, prawns, platters, lobster all on offer. We ordered Cod n Chips...More

Thank glen b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was without doubt the worst ever portion of fish and chips I have had in my life - and I've had a few!! After being shocked out of my wits at the price we had to pay (£21.95 for 3 smallish portions of cod...More

Thank Gladys C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolphin is a classic fish and chip restaurant, set on the quayside overlooking Ilfracombe's harbour, offering a good range of typical 'chippy' fare. There's an outward facing takeaway chippy and an attached restaurant. It's not salubrious, but clean and to a tired family looking...More

Thank Halfhighlander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit here and again received the best service. As I need a gluten free diet it can be difficult to find fish and chips. They are so knowledgeable here and I cannot wait to return. Special thanks to our waitress, Yvonne.

Thank 0Gem0
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by the staff and even before we had sat down they presented our dog with a bowl of water. The meal was very nice and freshly cooked. Attentive staff and great service. Will return soon

Thank canonman20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly clean, great service and lovely fresh food. Lots of potatoes being delivered - good sign of fresh chips! Quite loud music.

Thank Rosie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish and chips. Best we have had in a long time. Batter was crispy just perfect. Fantastic staff.

Thank Will B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pateint service for indecisive family, generous portions and nice staff serving. Tasty food, freshly cooked, crispy batter.

Thank vikki n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst fish and chips we have ever had .Batter was thick not crispy like it should be ,chips were uneatable almost like rubber ,which went into the nearest bin

Thank sheila056
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

As always the food served at the Dolphin is fabulous. Freshly cooked, piping hot and tasty what else could you want. Good menu choice, takeaway available and staff lovely. In the heart of the harbour Always visit when we go to Ilfracombe.

Thank emmastevens8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 879297
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Recently refurbished situated right on the harbour side here in Ilfracombe, The Dolphin provides delicious food and drinks from our wide-ranging menu for you to enjoy while taking a seat in our spacious restaurant, which has many interesting items on show, such as model boats, a fish tank and numerous other naval memorabilia - as well as the view of the harbour of course. We also have the take-away for you to enjoy on the move or while gazing across the harbour outside. Having been newly refurbished, changes have been made to make your dining experience even more enjoyable. We have high chairs for children, Free Wifi, are fully licensed, welcome Dogs and accept cash as well as all major cards. So if you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy delicious food and drink in Ilfracombe, we hope to welcome you soon!
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