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Blue Dolphin Cafe

5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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Ranked #5 of 22 restaurants in Longboat Key
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Two teens were sitting on the counter when we went in they yelled "sorry closed" (@1pm advertised closes @ 3) my husband and I walked on trying to find a place to eat. When we returned they were seating another couple. Talk about rude!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I eat here ever year while in Longboat Key. It's a cute little cafe with good coffee and great pancakes. It prefect for families with children of all ages.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The café on Longboat Key is larger than the original location on St.Armands Circle, but it has the same extensive menu and same outstanding food and service. Breakfast at Blue Dolphin is famous for their egg dishes and pancakes. Fresh orange juice and great coffee and other interesting dishes ensure a wonderful breakfast experience. The lunch menu is equally extensive.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Blue Dolphin was recommended to us as a great breakfast place. This eatery was bustling. There was a long wait for larger families on Sunday morning but we were able to walk in and sit right at the counter. The staff is friendly and attentive. Great tasting fresh squeezed OJ and waffles to die for. Great food, reasonable prices. A... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wife and I ate here with two grandkids. Staff was real nice to the little ones (8 and 6). Beautiful inside. Meals were not enormous but just the right size as we wanted no take home items. Stingy with the coffee but overall it was Very Nice and not expensive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have been going to the Blue Dolphin for years! Best Eggs Benedict! Service is great...specials are spot on! We prefer the St. Armand's location over the LBK but food is good at both!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Friendly service, oily omelettes, insipid but plentiful coffee. A chain, but with a personal feel to it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Although they did have GF bread if you asked there was no GF options on the menu and nothing mentioned about it. They could do more to promote this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great place for a great morning cup of coffee. Also the grilled cheese and fries off the kid's menu were perfect!

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Radlett, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Tried to go to the St Armands cafe, but the wait I me was 1 hour, really glad we looked this up and tried the Blue Dolphin on Longboat as the service and staff are great as was the food. Good value for money and free refills of coffee. Been twice and definitely going back again.

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