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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue dolphin” (108 reviews)
“pancakes” (67 reviews)
“home fries” (18 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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1 - 10 of 584 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for breakfast early on a Friday so it wasn't crowded yet. Service was fast and very friendly. The food was good too. I got a breakfast burrito, not your,run of the mill burrito, mind you, and it was quite large. I feel like...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe has a Mom & Pop feeling. You're always welcomed with an easy smile and "seat yourself anywhere.". If you like corned beef hash, there's is homemade. Not greasy. Tastes so fresh! I enjoyed that with a couple eggs. My husband enjoyed their omelette...More

Thank randallk956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Sarasota area we have to visit the Blue Dolphin Cafe for breakfast. They have a nice selection of breakfast items such as pumpkin pancakes, cornbeef hash and fresh fruit cups. The cafe is small but very comfortable. You can catch up...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a quick breakfast, very small but was clean. We were greeted immediately and seated. Waitress was very sweet, just ordered fruit and yogurt with granola. It was very fresh, the yogurt was strawberry flavored, wish it would of been plain or...More

Thank Zoee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to St Armands for more than 15 years now and we've never really seen that place. This time, due to Hurricane Irma, almost everything was closed so we decided to have breakfast there. It was a very nice surprise. Pancakes were...More

Thank SM_Lsne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here when we're staying in the area and this trip was no different with three trips to the Blue Dolphin Cafe this stay. The service is quick and the food is good. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the Breakfast Wrap....More

Thank kcbarbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and casual atmosphere. I had open faced egg sandwich on sourdough and it was delicious. Their biscuits are homemade and are fantastic. I really wanted a sample platter of everything on the menu

Thank Andi H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This place is great for breakfast. You get a lot of food for the price. The staff were very friendly. If you go in season, you probably ave to wait for a table since the cafe is small.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I am shocked this place is still in business. the "sirloin" burger wasn't even warm enough to melt the cheese. ordered cottage cheese, got fries. kids' chicken tenders were clearly frozen and came out scalding hot. wife ordered quesadilla with beans/cheese. came out loaded with...More

Thank nOodLe524
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Mediocre food with an unfriendly wait staff. We came to this place since we were staying on Lido Beach and it was the only place open at the time for breakfast. We were seated right away, but NONE of the staff smiled once or made...More

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Amy J
10 October 2016|
Response from Tyler B | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. 941-388-3566. What a great way to spend the morning. Early morning walk on the beach and breakfast at the Blue Dolphin. Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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