We are leading a group of 12 from SK who are in Campbell River for a week volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. We selected Dolphins based on local recomendations and TA reviews, and as hoped we saved the best for last!
This is an small, informal restaurant with a great view of the channel. Due to our group size we were seated in a private room, while this unfortunately limited our water views it provided great ambience and prevented us from disturbing other patrons.
Among our group we tested out the majority of their menu and by all reports everything was delicious. Appies included caesar salad, beet salad, asparagus, and chorizo stuffed squid (the latter was a daily special). One person also ordered the frites (fries tossed with truffle oil and parmesan) from the steak frites as an appy, something not listed on the menu.
Mains included seafood linguini, steak frites, chicken dijon, and salmon. I indulged on the daily special prosciutto wrapped venison (which was awesome) and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the sable fish (aka black cod or butterfish).
Not surprisingly our group also tested almost all the desert options (I think we missed 1) and all were pretty much to die for!
Tobin was our waiter, and he was knowledgeable and engaging, he rolled with the general humour of our group and knew when to be present and absent. Combined with the excellent food he helped provide a delightful evening for our group.
Of course all this goodness comes with a price. Excluding alchohol we averaged $60 per person (including tip and taxes), something I don't mind paying occasionally when the quality and service warrant it. This did, and I would love to return.
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