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12 Washington St, Natick, MA 01760-4624
+1 508-655-0669
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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279 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a new waiter, who told me so. He did a good job. A little too attentive, but he was trying hard. Ordered a Mai Tai. Not authentic, but big and tasted good. The really good items I had were broiled scallops and the rolls. Where they killed it was the oysters. Blue Points and Welltons? were both good... More 

Thank Troy H
Walpole, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall I like the atmosphere at the bar, but on a recent visit the bar staff was anything but attentive. I had order a light appetizer and a mixed cocktail. It took almost 10 minutes from the time I sat down till I had that drink in front of me. It was too bad the bartender was too busy talking... More 

Thank Robert R
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into the issues you experienced. We appreciate your patronage and hope you give us another try. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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571 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dolphin restaurant in Natick, Massachusetts has been a long standing establishment but this was our first time dining at it. The restaurant features seafood and we were looking for freshness and good cooking. It was not bad but we were expecting better. Our food preparation showed more convenience than care. Our fried entrees were all dipped in a heavy... More 

Thank CarpeNox
Management response:

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. I do hope that you will try us again in the future. More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited Dolphin on Oct 12, 2016 and were quite disappointed in both the food and service. We waited over 55 minutes to get served while others seated after us were served before us. Our waitress was nice but not with the program. Ordered the seafood stir fry but did not like the sauce at all. Only 2 small pieces... More 

Thank bette227
Natick, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

GREAT BAR and pub room, very popular, great bar snacks, if you want something lighter than a full meal. The bacon scallop appetizer with a small salad is delicious, and an order of the spinach pie makes it more substantial.Sometimes there is a Fresh Tuna and seaweed available..there is lots more!

Thank tamingofthestew
dartmouth, ma
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

a group of friends went there for dinner on short notice. we were seated quickly. I had a mixed seafood plate and each piece was well cooked and not overdone with excellently seasoned. the cocktail menu is heavy on vodka mixed drinks and my cocktail tasted good but had no presentation. the restaurant has multiple dining areas depending on the... More 

Thank trish585
Boston, USA
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218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Dolphin is a consistent go-to for us. Similar quality to Legal Seafood at a significantly better price, in an ambience that has gotten steadily nicer over the years. Quieter than Legal, easy parking, good food and bar - my wife chose it for her birthday. Service was great: seated right away, every step prompt, no rush through dinner -... More 

Thank LoveToTravelBoston
Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had lunch last week and sat at the high top tables. We both had fish , a good size salad and I had broccoli . The waitress was very nice and when the dessert menu was shown to me , it all lThe mesls were ooked great. I really only felt like ice cream and she said she would... More 

Thank foxy345
Boston, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have eaten at the Dolphin many times over the years as we live 1.5 miles and can walk there when the weather is nice. The food is excelent and the service very accomidating. The parking is limited so get there early if you don't want to park on the street and feed the meters. They also have some meetings... More 

Thank David H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent ceasar salad with steak tips and shrimp. Lovely waitress. Timely service and very attentive. Accommodated us immediately and with no reservation. Will revisit often.

Thank Donna M

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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
US$ 30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?