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Dolphin Seafood, near Harvard Sq., Cambridge

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Dolphin Seafood, near Harvard Sq., Cambridge

Limster | May 11, 2003 12:28 AM

The clam chowder was pretty good: creamy and thick, with a nice clam flavour and good small bites of chewy clams (wish they were less sparse). Great potato cubes, cooked through, but still retaining a texture memory of that raw snap, a perfect tactile contrast with the soup.

Fried platter of seafood was satisfying. Fried clams were decent, fresh but not of the moistest richest variety. Scallops were good too, with a couple of pieces among the pile that showed off an exceptional oceany sweetness. Shrimp were cooked nicely, still retaining that glossy, shrimpy crunch. Fish (scrod I think) was moist, clean and tender.

The sides that I picked were less successful. Average, decent fries, and a cole slaw that was too thickly coated with mayo and came across as slightly pasty.

All in all, I guess it's not a bad option for straightforward seafood. While certainly not the best of its kind, the dishes are respectable and satisfying.

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