The Dolphin was started 70 years ago by the current owner Nancy Smith’s grandparents and has been a landmark in Barnstable Village ever since. A hands-on restaurant for three generations, patrons will always be greeted by a friendly face who often knows your name.
The Dolphin prides itself on its continuous effort to improve and restore the restaurant’s legacy of fine dining in Barnstable Village. Our white picket fence and well groomed landscape, gives our exterior a pristine, New England feel. Our tables are dressed with white linen and fresh flowers. Our wood shines, the glass sparkles and the granite bar has a nice glow.
Our staff is friendly and has been, for the most part, with me for many years. The kitchen staff is a loyal group of professionals who care strongly about putting out a fresh product with a creative flair. We use local, high quality purveyors to supply us with produce and seafood we can trust. The floor staff consists of warm, caring people who get self-gratification in making your dining experience one to remember. You will often be greeted by Nancy, who spends most of her time at the restaurant. When she is not greeting at the door, she is cooking away on the line in the kitchen, where she is happiest.
We have a full liquor license with high quality pours, an ever changing wine list and six different beers on tap, including Barnstable’s Cape Cod Red. A creative and innovative menu with daily specials, quality Seattle Best coffee and our in-house made desserts make for an unforgettable time with family and friends.
Finally we would like to thank all our regular customers for their loyalty and support. And in advance, we thank our future customers for their patronage.