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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
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This cafe has great choices for each meal within walking distance of many hotel and beach condos. It has consistently good food and service in a 'comfy' atmosphere!

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Sunnyside, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came here twice for breakfast on our vacation at Longboat Key resort. The place opens till 2-3 pm so if you hungry past that time, too bad. It's a nice breakfast place. Good coffee, the eggs I ordered came out perfect and potato was cooked to perfection. First day I ordered eggs with grits. Second day eggs and fruits.... More

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Venice, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The first time we went here, about 2 years ago, I couldn't wait to go back! Went there today and now I can't figure out what was so amazing the first time. It's casual. It's cute. It's clean. I hada my heart set on yogurt/granola/fruit but I felt $8.19 for that is a ridiculous price. Service wasn't great today and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great Food, Great Food, Great Food. Good Service. Not a white table cloth establishment. Just a good casual meal after a great day at the beach.

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I were recently in the Longboat Key area of Florida. We visited the Blue Dolphin Cafe in St Armands Circle on Lido Key. This is a very small place with excellent service and really good food. We were there for lunch on our first day in the area. The BLT was excellent, loaded with Bacon. I had... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We love this place. Great food and friendly servers. It was within walking distance of our motel...so made it even better. Reasonable prices too. The breakfast was great

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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