Dolphin Den

★★★☆☆

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We had service that started out unhelpful and unfriendly and ended up TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE - didn't even get to the food before leaving due to the waiter.

Last summer on VAC, we wanted to have a decent meal at a nice seafood restaurant on the Outer Banks. Stopped at Dolphin Den at day's end with everybody tired and hungry - all 6 of us.

We were seated easily enough but the trouble started with the ordering. I have a 17 year old son who eats very few varieties of food, but he did see 'grilled cheese' so he said "I'll have that."

The waiter said, "you can't have that, that's on the children's menu and you're over 12." I tried to explain to the waiter that he wouldn't eat anything else. i also said he could charge extra - it wasn't about the $. the waiter kept coming back to "You can't have that - you are not a child." I tried 3-4 times to ask politely if he would serve it anyway and just charge more.

Stubborn b*stard - he kept refusing and my blood was starting to boil, so i blurted out "Look - I don't give a sh*t if you charge me $20, can't you just serve him the stupid grilled cheese???" The waiter took offense and said "there's no cause for cursing." Facing a hungry family, I swallowed my pride and said "you know, i'm sorry. you're right. but can't you see your way clear to ask the manager if it would be ok to serve the grilled cheese?" And of course, he stubbornly refused to even ask the manager.

at this point, i said "maybe we should just go to another restaurant that's a little more flexible" and he gave me a thumbs up and said, "You know, that'd be great!" so we got up and left. And on top of that, he called us a**holes on the way out the door, which really just about made me lose it, though I kept on walking.

I know I should have called the manager and got the bozo fired, but i figured if they were stupid enough to employ this jerk-off, they deserved losing my $200-250 of business and anybody else's business this guy pissed off.

My advice if you go there is, ask if they will serve grilled cheese. if the guy tells you "you aren't under 12" I'd run away from the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had service that started out unhelpful and unfriendly and ended up TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE - didn't even get to the food before leaving due to the waiter.

Last summer on VAC, we wanted to have a decent meal at a nice seafood restaurant on the Outer Banks. Stopped at Dolphin Den at day's end with everybody tired and hungry - all 6 of us.

We were seated easily enough but the trouble started with the ordering. I have a 17 year old son who eats very few varieties of food, but he did see 'grilled cheese' so he said "I'll have that."

The waiter said, "you can't have that, that's on the children's menu and you're over 12." I tried to explain to the waiter that he wouldn't eat anything else. i also said he could charge extra - it wasn't about the $. the waiter kept coming back to "You can't have that - you are not a child." I tried 3-4 times to ask politely if he would serve it anyway and just charge more.

Stubborn b*stard - he kept refusing and my blood was starting to boil, so i blurted out "Look - I don't give a sh*t if you charge me $20, can't you just serve him the stupid grilled cheese???" The waiter took offense and said "there's no cause for cursing." Facing a hungry family, I swallowed my pride and said "you know, i'm sorry. you're right. but can't you see your way clear to ask the manager if it would be ok to serve the grilled cheese?" And of course, he stubbornly refused to even ask the manager.

at this point, i said "maybe we should just go to another restaurant that's a little more flexible" and he gave me a thumbs up and said, "You know, that'd be great!" so we got up and left. And on top of that, he called us a**holes on the way out the door, which really just about made me lose it, though I kept on walking.

I know I should have called the manager and got the bozo fired, but i figured if they were stupid enough to employ this jerk-off, they deserved losing my $200-250 of business and anybody else's business this guy pissed off.

My advice if you go there is, ask if they will serve grilled cheese. if the guy tells you "you aren't under 12" I'd run away from the place.

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When you walk into Dolphin Den, be ready for a smile from your hostess. The service is excellent, as are the entrees. It has a mix of seafood, surf-n-turf, and pasta. The owners are warm too. Come in your flip flops and bathing suit. Casual is the way to be on the beach!

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When you walk into Dolphin Den, be ready for a smile from your hostess. The service is excellent, as are the entrees. It has a mix of seafood, surf-n-turf, and pasta. The owners are warm too. Come in your flip flops and bathing suit. Casual is the way to be on the beach!

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Come to the Dolphin Den restaurant for the very best seafood you have ever eaten. The owner is tenth generation islander, whose family was given a grant for a large tract of land in 1740, by the King of England, The owner chef, is 35 years in the restaurant business. Our food is fresh and prepared on site each day. We specialize in crabcakes, full of crab, like you would make at home, coconut shrimp, seafood au gratin,the best cuts of Angus beef, homemade spaghetti,

8 different salads, and homemade desserts prepared from scratch on site, with family recipes. Every item in this restaurant is from a family recipe. Our Key Lime pie was picked "best in North Carolina", by 11 Travel writers, who drove down to the island just to render a judgement.Come taste for yourself !

 

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