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“GREAT FOOD AT TAKE OUT WINDOW”
Review of Dolphin Restaurant

Dolphin Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 405 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: At Dolphin Restaurant, we have something for everyone. Join us in our dining room for our favorites including everything from an eclectic breakfast menu to our traditional fish & chips. Or if you prefer, dine outdoors on the only outdoor patio on the Wharf. Our walk-up to-go window always has both visitors and locals lining up for our great seafood, clam chowder bread bowls, and a selection of American classics, like burgers and fries. We are also proud to announce that we now have an in-house smoker, serving some of the best quality BBQ. Our mouth-watering pulled pork, baby back ribs, brisket, and other smoked delicacies. Dolphin Restaurant has delicious options for everyone including the kiddos, so come visit the beautiful Wharf and enjoy a bite to eat at the Dolphin!
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The food was really good and very reasonable. The fish and chips was only $9.95 and it was very good. The clam chowder was excellent and so was the shrimp cocktail. Would definitely go back.

Thank Linda G
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Larry A, Managment Team Member at Dolphin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Our take out window is a Santa Cruz institution that is revered by locals for the great service, food and awesome ocean view. So happy you were able to experience that, Linda.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We both had Fish and Chips. The fish was snapper. The breading was nice and crispy but very bland, as was the tarter sauce. Since the fish itself has such a mild taste it was kind of boring. The fries were decent. The location is easy if you are walking the pier.

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Larry A, Management Team Member at Dolphin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this. Classic fish and chips, including the tartar sauce that comes with it, does tend to be on the mild side in terms of flavor, and that's so as to not mask the delicate taste of the fish. If you visit us again and would like to enjoy a snapper dish with more of a bite to it, try the Cajun Snapper. It's one of our most popular dishes with a very distinct Cajun flavor to it.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I went for breakfast. The service was quick/friendly and the food was good. I ordered the crab cake breakfast and loved it. It was very much like eggs benedict but without the bread. I highly recommend checking this place out.

Thank warerhouseK
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Larry A, Management Team Member at Dolphin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

We never tire of reading wonderful reviews like this one about our breakfasts. We are known as one of the best breakfast spots in Santa Cruz for our excellent breakfast food and out breathtaking ocean views at the end of the Wharf, and we keep reminding ourselves to make sure that never changes. Hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We meet our friend there on the pier and wonderful food, view and service. We would recommend this for dinner for sure. It is very casual and happen to hit it when it was nice and warm outside.

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Thank CSS9112014
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Larry A, Management Team Member at Dolphin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

You have literally made our day with this glowing review. Thank you so much and please visit us again often. It will always be our pleasure to serve you.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went looking for a breakfast place on Christmas morning, most places were closed, but at the end of the pier a little cafe was open for breakfast. The selection was good, I had a Crab Omelet, Was cooked to perfection. Someone ordered Huevos Rancheros, was good. Bacon and eggs was ordered also and everything came out as requested. Staff was on top of the crowd. All in all a great place to eat breakfast.

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Thank 923JimM923
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Larry A, Management Team Member at Dolphin Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Jim,

There's something magical about being able to enjoy a great breakfast on Christmas morning, and we are thrilled that we were able to come through for you on that. So nice of you to tell us.

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