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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent place for breakfast with good range of choices. Pleasant 'Fifties' style decor and seating gives an authentic American diner feel to the restaurant. Recommended for starting sunny days on the beach.

Thank David_4448
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice during my visit and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is a relaxed atmosphere with the staff very attentive, continually refilling coffee. Breakfast is cooked freshly and to order.

Thank Kengolf12
Wheaton, Illinois
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at the Blue Dolphin in Long Boat Key recently and the food was very good. They have a nice menu and it is reasonably priced. The service was prompt and not overbearing. It was a good place to have breakfast as the portions were generous and tasty.

Thank Jim25w644
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the spinach feta omelet and split it with my sister! We were both more than stuffed! Casual local atmosphere. Delicious!

Thank Becky H
Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast and enjoyed a very nice affordable breakfast. Service and food were good and unlike the St. Armand's Circle location there was no waiting in line here. There is a good menu selection to choose from.

Thank David S
Zellwood, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had breakfast there. Service and food was excellent. We found the prices very reasonable and the menu had good selection along with daily specials.

Thank 554jean
Longboat Key, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Consider myself a regular! Very popular on Consider myself a regular. Very good for breakfast,brunch and lunch. Casual and friendly. Great to take kids, specially hungry teens because the portions tend to be very generous. The wait staff is prompt and very friendly. It closes after 2pm and reopens for early dinner. Highly recommended! 1

Thank LBKlady
Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great American breakfast foods.Excellent pancakes and omelets. Toast was actually warm and crunchy. Good service.

Thank retiredtravelers2016
Longboat Key, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best known for breakfast. Expect to wait for a table but tables tour quickly. Prices are value oriented. Can sit at booth or on a counter. Very friendly staff.

Thank David G
Kent UK
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good service and tasty food. Reasonably priced. Gets very busy as popular eatery. Corned beef hash with eggs over easy, lovely. Would recommend.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?