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Blue Dolphin Cafe

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“blue dolphin” (84 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to get an inexpensive, casual breakfast or lunch. It's not gourmet, but the food is good and you can come dressed in very casual clothes. The restaurant is super clean and the staff is very friendly.

Thank jasonpurello
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here on a sunday morning. Be prepared to wait on some mornings but generally worth it if you dont mind hanging out. Diner style food and dining. Go here every time we visit Sarasota

Thank sanderson57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there (again) on a recent trip. As always great breakfast, excellent service and fair prices. Usually there is a bit of a wait for a table, but we must have timed it right - walked in, sat down and coffee appeared!

Thank Tina O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast is the best. Try and get there early there will be a wait, but it is well worth it. Eggs ,fruit,juice is all fresh. I highly recommend this place.

Thank tsm61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! It has a hometown feel, simple, and small. The breakfast is really great! Fresh fruit with oatmeal or waffles otherwise the usual bacon/egg/etc. The place doesn't offer a lot Gimmicks/expensive over the top decor/ etc . I have been here several...More

Thank sddeberry
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a lot of choice along this particular road but if you should find it you will be afforded good value for money.Remember it is not a restaurant and does not aspire to be one.It is best described as a cafe offering a reasonable choice...More

Thank calspickman
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The waffle topped with fruit was sooo good. The fruit consisted of fresh bananas, fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries and, of course, I opted for the whipped cream to top it off. Service was great and the price reasonable. We got there about 9:30 and...More

Thank GallivantingGranny
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great location as there's not much around for breakfast/lunch. We were not impressed with the omelets and the "homefries" tasted old.

Thank raindrop86
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great little find just off the main road. No view or ambience, just good breakfast at a reasonable cost. Huge serving size-my husband and I shared an omelet for breakfast and it was just enough.

Thank lgrem210
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fantastic service. Extreme waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Coffee is perfect and hot. They will accommodate large parties by pushing tables together. We went for breakfast almost every day of our week long vacation.

Thank Beachy050
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there transportation within the resort offering rides to different areas. Wont always have a car available.
11 September 2015|
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Response from Winning57 | Reviewed this property |
There is the trolley bus service which costs $1.25 on Longboat key and operates the length of the Island and as far as St armands circle. The trolley bus on Anna Maria island is free. We did use the service and once we had... More
Helen C
I walk with a cane and don't do steps. Is there a handicap entrence and or elevators?
6 July 2015|
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Response from Arzie823 | Reviewed this property |
There are no steps to get into the restaurant. It is in a little shopping mall strip. You should have absolutely no problems at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-3787
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