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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #45 of 829 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Sarasota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Their food is great, a nice place run by locals, not a chain. It's one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is always tasty and reasonably priced.The place isn't fancy, but is one of the best values in the St Armands area. Would highly recommend.

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Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Small cafe with LARGE flavor! My husband got a standard eggs, bacon, grits and toast breakfast that he enjoyed but I kicked it up a notch with Pumpkin pancakes that were fantastic!!!! The staff is very friendly and the food comes out FAST! I highly suggest this restaurant for budget and taste...it is worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is fantastic, staff are very friendly, atmosphere is excellent and the food worthy of 5 stars. When you're in Sarasota check it out you won't be dissapointed ! Bob Anderson (UK)

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved the location. A little wait to get in but well worth it. Food was wonderful. Bacon cooked just how we ordered and potatoes were wonderful. Price reasonable well worth wait

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North Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A wonderful quiet place for breakfast, in the off season, The menu is more than adequate for almost any breakfast lover. The quality is excellent. The quantity will keep you full until well after lunch time. Friendly atmosphere and our waitress was on top of all our wants.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent biscuits and gravy. It's real sausage gravy. The omelet was OK. Bacon in it was weird. Sausage was ehhhhhh. I've had wayyyy better. No seasoning on the homefries. Probably won't go back.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A busy place for breakfast or lunch most days. Appetizing sandwiches and egg dishes--omelets very large. Courteous service. Good value.

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Paris, France
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though last time I thought it was not as good as it used to be and the staff were at times kind of fresh with my friend, I am still thinking of going back next time I am in Sarasota.

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There aren't many options for breakfast in Lido so Blue Dolphin doesn't have to try that hard and they can charge a little more. Pleasantly, they don't seem to realize that because the food was pretty good and the service was nice. I would recommend trying their breakfast if you find yourself looking for a spot in Lido.

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Los Angeles
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The breakfast here is outstanding but be sure to go early and be prepared to wait in line. It's worth the wait!

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