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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Essentially a diner

Stopped by during lunch time. Observed a few people who ordered takeout. The place seemed pretty busy during our visit. Prices seemed fair. Food was fine. You can order various breakfast items even at lunch time. Service was acceptable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
njwestern
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PA
via mobile
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Red Lodge, Montana
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

French toast is the best. Eggs, pancakes, fruit, toast, all very good. The coffee is excellent. One of our frequent stops ... Twice THIS WEEK.

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little cafe. Sometimes when you walk into a cafe and their is a line of people it's easy to think shall we go elsewhere. I highly recommend you don't. The staff rotate tables at a good pace (without rushing you). After a five minute wait we were seated at the "counter" our breakfast was really good. The staff... More 

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Thank lagitludders
angouleme, france
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here twice for breakfast during our recent stay & loved it each time. gets busy, but service is excellent, all dishes freshly prepared - loved the omelettes.

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Thank mitsy58
Longboat Key, Florida
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Blue Dolphin multiple times. Have never had a bad meal. Today I tried the BLT and my friend had the club sandwich. Both were excellent. Bacon was nice and crispy, just the way I like it. Service was prompt.

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Thank marydonato
Boulder, Colorado
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting this cafe for their frisbee sized pancakes and delicious homemade biscuits ! Great local hangout.

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Thank TransformedTraveler
Atlanta
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking around The Circle looking for a place to have Lunch. We had heard the BDC was a very good place. It was not a very good place for lunch BUT it was an EXCELLENT place for lunch. The tuna sandwich was the best ever according my wife. It was very crowded and there was a wait list.... More 

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PA
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101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by during lunch time. Observed a few people who ordered takeout. The place seemed pretty busy during our visit. Prices seemed fair. Food was fine. You can order various breakfast items even at lunch time. Service was acceptable.

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Thank njwestern
Longboat Key, Florida, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good breakfast. I prefer the north and Island one as the one on the circle is small, crowded and you will wait in season. Lunch is so so.

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Thank Berel A
Philadelphia
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332 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place for the first time and was pleased. They have a large breakfast menu. We shared an omlette with fruit and biscuits. The service was excellent and there was limitless coffee.

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Thank redramPhiladelphia
Newton, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have visited Blue Dolphin in St. Armand's Circle and enjoyed it. We recently tried their location on Longboat Key. Service was good, the menu was varied, with many healthy options. We sat with our large group at the table for 30 minutes after we finished eating and were not rushed. Very pleasant. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-3787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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