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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
07:00 - 14:00
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Cypress, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stopped in for a nice breakfast and were very pleased. The food and service was good, and although it's normally more busy, we were able to get seated right away.

Thank Jon B
Brooklyn, New York
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fluffy 3 egg omelette-very filling! Friend swears by banana-granola pancakes-they looked yummy. Friendly waitress.

Thank RDD57
Springfield, Massachusetts
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here while on vacation. We liked it but it wasn't fabulous. The service took a while - multiple waiters made it seem a little chaotic. Portions were good, but we weren't wowed. It looked like the breakfast would be better?

Thank SDC372
Lena, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in to have breakfast the morning of the St Armands art fair. When we arrived it was busy but we got a table within a few minutes. The food was great (eggs cooked to order, hash browns, bacon and toast), and the service was good too. While we were eating the line just kept growing and growing outside... More 

Thank Cheryl K
Traverse city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time this week for breakfast. Great food at a reasonable price. Servers and the owner are extremely friendly and truly appreciate your business. Best 3 cheese omelet!

Thank Lz694r
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Known mostly for its breakfast. Very busy restaurant with very nice servers. I got a cheese omelette with potatoes and bacon. It was good. My husband also enjoyed the Blue Dolphin omelette. It was a nice diner atmosphere with average food. I would come again.

Thank Doreen N
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place due to its Trip advisor ranking and what a good choice. Quaint little breakfast and lunch place. Great service Great food - I can recommend the Californian omelette and blueberry pancakes. Reasonably priced.

Thank Canadauk2012
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up going there twice. Great food, excellent service. Had an omelet the first morning; had the breakfast wrap the second. Wife had the breakfast combo. All were great. And the servers are super friendly and attentive. Definitely the BEST!!

Thank Tony C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to Longboat Key in a very long time and wanted to find a non-hotel restaurant for breakfast. After reading multiple great reviews on TripAdvisor, we gave Blue Dolphin a try. It lived up to its excellent TripAdvisor reputation! Best dishes we had were the banana granola pancakes and chees blintzes, but our egg dishes were excellent too.... More 

Thank Senior-Top-Dog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Blue Dolphin this morning. Breakfast was very good. My husband had bacon eggs and home fries and it was delicious. I had a vegetable wrap and it was excellent. The fries I had with it were crap. Order the home fries. My husband had them and they were fantastic. Service was excellent.

Thank Gladis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?