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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Crowded, Small, Good Breakfast

We searched long and hard for a bacon and egg sandwich in the Longboat Key/Sarasota area, and ended up here, which is right off St. Armands Circle. Place is small, we were looking for a to-go order, and ended up having to wait outside while the food was prepped. The sandwich was good, side of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ddkeegan
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Savage, Minnesota
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Savage, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We searched long and hard for a bacon and egg sandwich in the Longboat Key/Sarasota area, and ended up here, which is right off St. Armands Circle. Place is small, we were looking for a to-go order, and ended up having to wait outside while the food was prepped. The sandwich was good, side of potatoes cooked nicely, but neither... More 

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Ottawa, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great local place for breakfast or lunch. Friendly staff and quick service. Their breakfast menu is amazing.

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philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Nothing to dislike...extensive menu for any meal. Was at the Blue Dolphin at St. Armends Circle...same varied menu, very casual, nice service, pancake varieties and excellent coffee.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We checked this out based on TA reviews and found it to be a terrific find for breakfast. We arrived before 9:30 AM, just before the real crowds came, and were told it would be a 15 min wait, but got seated in just a few minutes. The food was yummy; the service spot-on. My husband and I will definitely... More 

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boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Fell upon this place while staying in Longboat Key.... The entire staff went out of their way to accommodate us...I have never experienced such a friendly and helpful staff! There were no hidden prices and to top it off the food was superb! The only downside was that there is no outside seating. Check this place out if you are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

on our way to anamaria island we stopped here for b/f. on the main road this place had a bunch of students serving customers that morning. They were great and friendly repeatedly asking if the food was ok and if we needed more coffee refills. food was fresh and coffee was good. great place for b/f.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great place to stop on Longboat Key for breakfast or lunch with an extensive menu, most of it healthy food and some dishes that are self indulgent but you have to treat yourself from time to time. Had the corned beef hash and poached eggs, my friends had a western omelet and a californian omelet, and poached eggs bacon and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a great spot for breakfast or brunch. Good choice of fresh food and prepared hearty omelettes, sandwiches and wraps and constant coffee refills. Bright, busy and spotless with friendly, efficient staff,. Very good value for money.

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Longboat Key, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Blue Dolphin on Longboat Key is a one shift diner serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week with special Friday dinner service during the busy tourist season (October-April). This place serves breakfast from opening to close. Try the blueberry pancakes, they're made with fresh blueberries. The lunch menu consists mostly of typical diner fare, soups sandwiches and salads,... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just had the seafood omelet,with homefries,fruit and strange biscuits for lunch. Delicious, huge lunch. Excellent service, cups and cups of coffee

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?