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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 #6 of 22 Restaurants in Longboat Key
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
San Angelo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The food was above average. Could not tell if frozen premade items were used, so I suspect they were not. Hubby had chicken fried steak for breakfast and ate every bite. I had apple cinnamon pancakes with eggs. Left very full.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food. You might have to wait because the locals are eating here too. Worth the wait though. Decent portions for the price.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had breakfast here twice on our stay. Couldn't finish our plates either time. My husband had the French toast one day he loved it. I had the chocolate chip pancakes so yummy. Both mornings I had the hot chocolate. All the servers were very friendly even remembered us the 2nd day.

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Sarasota, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had breakfast there. My husband had bacon, eggs and pancakes. The bacon didn't taste like bacon so he didn't eat it. The eggs were fine but the pancakes were just o.k. His coffee mug had a large chip in it, so we asked for a replacement which was cheerfully supplied. I had eggs, grits, and an English muffin which were... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While the service was good the good was OK. All of your basic breakfast items you can make at home are here but without any special touches or interesting flavors. Overpriced for the underwhelming food. Not any other breakfast options on Longboat that we knew of, but I think next time we will head to Anna Maria for better options.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great food! Fast service and friendly staff makes this a must stop if you are in the area, a large variety to,choose from as well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate breakfast at the Blue Dolphin Cafe that was on Longboat Key -- the one in the strip plaza further out on the key, not the one on St. Armand's Circle. The TripAdvisor reviews and ratings were good, so we gave it a try. It unfortunately did not live up to our expectations -- and I don't know if... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked my food at the Blue Dolphin. My only complaint was the bacon. It seemed to be fake tasting. They do serve VERY large portions. So, go hungry. We asked for a booster seat. It was very dirty. It looked like it had not been cleaned in a while. The floor was sticky and the booth seats were dirty.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Situated about halfway down Longboat Key, this cafe serves, in my opinion, the best breakfast/brunch on the island. Generous portions of all the usual American breakfast fare (eggs, bacon, pancakes etc) and excellent eggs benedict. The place is airy, spacious and air-conditioned and so is a sanctuary from the outside heat. Service is always good. My only slight critiscism is... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Brought the family and had French toast, eggs Benedict and Dolphin special. All massive portions and yummy. My wife loves this place!

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