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7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 879297
10:30 - 22:00
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely fish and chips shop with restaurant attached. We ordered fish and chips with a pot of tea from their meals deals, at £9.25 a bargain! The cod was delicious in a nice crispy batter that was not at all greasy. The chips were also lovely, as was the tea. The restaurant is situated on the quayside so has... More 

Thank lesleyy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit of a family tradition to pop along to The Dolphin on our first night of holidays- definitely recommend, good selection, decent price and of course most importantly delicious!

Thank Anwoire
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bought a takeaway portion of chips and they were so tasty that we went back later to eat lunch in the restaurant. We were welcomed and seated at a table with a great view of ilfracombe harbour. We both ordered small fish, chips and mushy peas, the portions were good and all the meal was excellent, the batter on the... More 

Thank sheila H
Bideford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fish chips coffee soft drink curry rice good for the family very good price just right will go to this fish shop every time

Thank Harry C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here a few days ago for a bite to eat 2 adults and 2 children. We were seated straight away - ordered the small cod and chips with mushy peas. Small was actually a very generous portion - fish was lovely and batter was light and crispy. Staff friendly and happy and service very good - would eat... More 

Thank CarolineK78
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Think we were the first customers of the day for takeaway food. A lovely new girl in training called "Ochre" served us, really polite and friendly, explained it was her first day on the till. There was a few till blips and errors but that's not her fault as was being trained. Had a laugh with them and the chef... More 

Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Nice staff and tasty food. Had a cheese omelette and Cod and chips. Portions were a good size. Will visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

1st day in Devon thought why not have fish An chips,.. found this chippy,.. was mid afternoon,.. kinda expect everything to be available.. we sat down given menus,. A few minutes later the girl came over to take our order,.. ordered pasty An chips,.. couldn't do pasties as kitchen was closed,.. after discussing it between them selves at our table... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very nice location helps this venue become more than what it is. Good fish and chips and friendly staff give you that 'seaside feeling' when you visit. Highly enjoyable.

Thank Damion C
Kansas City MO
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped here to get fish and chips before I walked over to the pub. They cooked to order while I drank a tasty beer

Thank ReachtheBeachKC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?