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Dolphine Striker

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15 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3896
+1 603-431-5222
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is nice, the building is beautiful, the history is rich but the menu should also be a part of history. It's not bad, its just not good. The food takes fresh ingredients and does the most boring recipe with them. Blackened fish with pilaf seems like a throwback to 1990s chilis. Raw oysters are fresh but it comes... More 

Thank Curtis B
Berlin, Connecticut
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined at the Dolphine Striker a while ago and wanted to go back and see if it was still an enjoyable place. We remembered a place where the food was great and the service impeccable. maybe it was because it was lunch, but it seemed a bit just OK. It was not busy but there was only one person... More 

Thank Neemr22
Woodbury, CT
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't comment on the food as we only visited the Spring Hill bar downstairs, but the music experience alone deserves a top rating. The band Side Car was awesome. I understand they have live music just about every night of the week. Hats off to the management for supporting live music in this day of exorbitant music licensing fees... More 

Thank PeteD25
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some items were good and others not very good (Cuban dish). Good service. Can get meals or lighter fare

Thank MadinLee
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Ive been to the Dolphine Striker before and wanted to see if any changes had been made. The Spring Hill tavern ( part of the DS ) was closed so we did the main dining room. The service from Tiffany was very good, attentive without being intrusive and the food was quite good. Lunch was a fish and chips plate... More 

Thank Judy G
Willington, Connecticut
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Looking for 'live' music and great company? This place was it ! Found this live band called The Groove Cats " Music With Style " and a swank bar with a well with fish in it built in the bar. The rustic building and locals make the experience a relaxing good time.Drinks were perfectly done, beer on tap as well.... More 

Thank Leila B
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

So disappointed, small portions and cold food, Scallops were tiny and over cooked. Appetizer I had of filet and puff pastry was tasteless and very cold. My husband got 3 small steak tips and said they were tough.Party of 6, $29.99 each for restaurant week special. 5 cocktails brought the check total to $300 , then everyone went home and... More 

Thank MaineHybrid
Boston MA
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295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Historic site overlooking the water. Fun to watch cargo ships and smaller sailing by. We ordered the lobster roll. Big chunks of cold lobster with tarragon mayo. Side of fries were very good. Only one other table of customers so service was good.

Thank mpd
Trumbull, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had no idea it would be so difficult to park on a Saturday night in Portsmouth! We were able to get into the restaurant after trying a few with no availability. Turn of the century building with a small menu. Settled on a 1/2 lb burger and a mojito. Warm bread and oil on the table. not a great... More 

Thank Faith K
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: sub-par service, bad seafood chowder. We waited 10 minutes for someone to greet us and there was only one other table. We ordered the seafood chowder. The cup size is a typical small cup, think broth that tastes like coconut! Yuck. This seafood chowder is mostly clams with some very small pieces of other unknown fish. We then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3896
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-5222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?