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Dolphin Striker

Set in a historic building at the corner of Ceres and Bow Streets, and steps to Portsmouth Harbor, The Dolphin Striker is a gem in Portsmouth’s dining scene. Chef/Owner Scott Massidda's thoughtfully crafted menu presents a diverse cuisine inspired by flavors from all over the world. Scott gives our diners a wide variety of seafood delights from lobster to sea bass. Visitors and foodies alike are invited to visit and dine on the world cuisine with a New England style that we offer. With its curbside appeal and great location nestled amongst Portsmouth’s galleries and boutiques, The Dolphin Striker is a ‘must-see’ when in Portsmouth.
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252 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(252 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 252 reviews
5 stars
(111)
4 stars
(105)
3 stars
(21)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(6)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
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  • fit for foodies(86)
  • good for groups(55)
  • scenic view(31)
Dolphin Striker Reviews List
Review 1 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food and great staff.

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 2 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A pleasant evening with accommodating staff

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food was very good, the atmosphere in the downstairs was suitable for the large bar and live entertainment whereas the upstairs rooms were quiet and old fashion. My husband and I were downstairs for drinks and appetizers while waiting for our daughter who was delayed. The staff were kind enough to move us to a quiet table upstairs knowing the band was soon playing. We then ate a wonderful meal while getting a chance to catch up.
I would recommend this Portsmouth restaurant for its food, service, and atmosphere."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 4 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

food was good but service was very slow

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"not our server's fault... she said only one person was in the kitchen. None of our party (4) ordered anything that should have delayed our food delivery time (i.e. no soufflé, etc.) but it took almost 2 hours for our food to come out! thank goodness we ordered appetizers or we would have starved to death waiting for our dinners."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 7 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Great For Drinks! Not Great For Dinner!

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"My party of four had reservations for 7:30. At 6:30 the manager approached us to tell us that our table was ready! Although our table was ready, we were not ready for dinner. After staying in the downstair's bar for 30 more minutes, we proceeded upstairs for dinner. At the top of the stairs we were greeted by the same manager who immediately informed us that the kitchen was behind and that we would probably be waiting longer than usual for our dinner to come out. Five minutes later, our waitress introduced herself to us and also informed us that the kitchen was behind. Needless to say, we waited longer than we should have for our dinner to finally arrive. Although the food was hot, each of the four plates was very bland. We now understand why the restaurant was rated so low on the TripAdvisor website. As the title implies, I encourage you to stop by for cocktails, but do yourself a favor and find another establishment for dinner."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 9 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
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Review 10 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
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Review 11 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 12 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great meal, good portion size. We were not rushed and enjoyed the atmosphere."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 13 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
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Review 14 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 15 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
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Review 17 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We didn't we did not attend

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
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Review 18 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A great New Year's Eve dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A great spot in Portsmouth for dinner. They had a fixed price menu for New Years' Eve that had plenty of great choices for our party of 6. The service and food were top notch, and the ambience of being in an 1800's tavern was a great way to spend a holiday night. We will definitely go back to try the regular menu soon."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 20 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 22 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
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Review 23 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went there for New Year's Eve it was we were seated in the bar area that is why the I rated the Ambiance so low. We were pleasantly surprised with everything else. What an awesome meal and the service was great!!!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 24 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"New Years Eve but not rushed, great fixed price menu of 3 courses with window seating and a glass of champagne included."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 25 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thumbs up

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great place to go out and grab a bite on an anniversary or a pre new years eve dinner."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 26 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 28 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 29 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dolphin Striker

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great place for a special dinner or just a casual get together. Excellent food and the staff was great.
After dinner head down to The Spring Hill Tavern for some libations and live music!"
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 31 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2008
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Review 33 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 34 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A lovely Christmas Eve dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We dined at Dolphin Striker this Christmas Eve and although they were down 2 servers, the wait was not bad and our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food, although on a limited holiday menu, there were enough good choices and food was excellent."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 35 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 36 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 37 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Great Night Out

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Four of us ate at The Dolphin Striker and all four meals were excellent! All dishes were hot and flavorful. The waitress was superb. We'll definitely go back."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 38 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Review 39 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
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Review 40 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Everything was very good!"
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
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Review 41 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A lovely cozy restaurant on a cool Sun. evening.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great location close to Music Hall

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Friends and I dined there because of its close location to the Portsmouth Music Hall. This historic tavern was tastefully decorated for the Holiday season and was warm and inviting. Service was excellent as was the food. The lobster salad was delicious and not overly dressed, delicious warm bread was served from a local bakery, drinks were expertly prepared, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We were so pleasantly surprised that all agreed we would return."
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was amazing, great ambiance felt like I was in Europe. A bit loud and our waitress was very competent but seemed a bit rushed. I would definitely return though and try to sit upstairs by a window!!"
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 44 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Loved The Dolphin Sriker!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Haven't been to the Dolphin Striker for several years and now I'm regretting it! It's a wonderful restaurant right in the heart of Portsmouth's Restaurant Row. Had a fantastic meal of braciole and my wife had the seared scallops. Both were cooked to perfection. Wait service was excellent as well. Will be going back soon!"
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 45 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/05/2015
 2006
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Review 46 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 47 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Service and food selection was outstanding.

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 48 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Icon in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Dolphin Striker on the Portsmouth waterfront has been our "go to" restaurant for special occasions for many years. We visited again very recently with friends who joined us from Scarborough,ME. The dining experience was superb, and every bit as memorable as so many times before. The ambiance in this antique gem sets the tone, and is followed by attentive service, a most varied and creative menu, and careful, tasteful presentations. Our oysters, salads, steak tips, sushi, and accompanying wines were outstanding. Among the many things we appreciate about this special restaurant is the consistency of the food quality. After more than 25 years of regularly choosing this special place, we're already looking forward to our next visit."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Dolphin Striker
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

So-so Thanksgiving turkey dinner

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was just OK for Thanksgiving at Dolphin Striker. The turkey wasn't especially flavorful.
Could have used more gravy--for stuffing and to cover the turkey. I'm a brussels sprout lover; but couldn't finish these, as too heavily seasoned. Of course, it was Thanksgiving, but a little too pricey for a turkey dinner. The pumpkin pie for dessert was hard to find on the plate. They must have taken a standard pie and sliced it into at least a dozen slices. I ordered gin and tonic, and couldn't understand why they would take good gin and ruin it with crummy soda fountain tonic water. Alyssa, our waitress, who was great despite tending several tables, realized I wasn't happy with the drink (without my saying so) and offered to replace it--which I did, with a beer. Sorry, but we won't be back soon.
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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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