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Dolphine Striker

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15 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3896
+1 603-431-5222
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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504 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 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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20 reviews
14 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank JNSMac
Sabattus, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food was not very good. Portions were very small for the price. The décor was very shabby and dirty. The waitress gave us a lecture on why the food tasted terrible...REALLY???????? Eat somewhere else.

1 Thank eilasor2016
Barrington, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A colleague of mine and I were in Portsmouth for business and thought we give the Dolphin Striker a try. It is located close to the Harbor and very rustic inside. The ceilings a very low, so it makes a very cosy atmosphere. As an appetizer we had a nice plate of Oysters and as a main meal we both... More 

Thank Tom E
Rothesay, Canada
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Where to begin------so much to say. it's quirky, for sure. VERY popular-40+ people turned up within an hour. But one poor soul waited over half an hour for man'n'cheese and a beer. But our food was OK---although the mussels in the Paella were cooked to a frazzle We got the wrong bottle of wine, but it was close I might... More 

Thank Hampdenrocks
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Back in the 70's, Portsmouth was a hard core, blue collar rough and tumble place. This restaurant started the whole cultural shift. You have to visit the Spring Hill Tavern in the basement and see the well in the Bar.

Thank Tim L

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, 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?