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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, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Best breakfast in LBK!

Delicious breakfast! Gets extremely busy, especially on weekend mornings. The wait can be so long that I took a star off. There is another Blue Dolphin on St. Armand's, which is equally good and equally busy. We always recommend this place to friends!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast. The portion sizes they give you are HUGE and we had plenty to take home for the next mornings breakfast. Our kids loved the pancakes and the eggs were cooked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and the food came out very quickly. We will definitely eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We drove over 20 minutes twice during our week stay on Anna Maria to have breakfast here. Our new favorite place! Friendly staff who are more than accommodating. Huge portions and outstanding food. I recommend the eggs Benedict or the breakfast quesidilla. The added fresh fruit is always a plus. We will definitely be back!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Delicious breakfast! Gets extremely busy, especially on weekend mornings. The wait can be so long that I took a star off. There is another Blue Dolphin on St. Armand's, which is equally good and equally busy. We always recommend this place to friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

For a great breakfast on a busy weekend you may have to wait 10-25 minutes... But it's worth the short wait! Delightful staff at their two locations!!! Can't beat the fair prices!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been a customer forever. In season they are always packed. They are a popular breakfast place. Service is fast. The food is constantly good & the staff are friendly. Go for the corned beef hash.

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Lafayette, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There was a line, and the line included locals, so it was to reason this was a good spot. Most people were eating breakfast even though it was 12:30. We opted for lunch. I had clam chowder and my wife and daughter had chicken clubs. The chowder was thin, runny, and rather tasteless. Very poor by any standard. The chicken... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You get very good food for a great price! I had two scrambled eggs but could not eat all. So very good value! Will return in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stumbled across this gem during a recent stay on Long boat Key. Food is fabulous, portions generous, staff super friendly. Go early, they close at 2pm in summer!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I had the banana granola pancakes with eggs, bacon, and fruit. It was all very good. But the pancakes - great. Couldn't eat it all, so I took the fruit for later. Husband had biscuits and gravy - he first requested a sample and then ordered his once or twice a year breakfast sin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was surprised by the size and fresh style of the restaurant having driven past it many times and never been drawn in. Would definitely go back if in LBK again. Had breakfast with my family which was of a high standard and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cafe

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

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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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