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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm Feeling

Great location with a wonderful breakfast menu. Generous portions of tasty food. Short wait to get in... definitely worth waiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
DSchreiner84
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Dixon, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dixon, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great location with a wonderful breakfast menu. Generous portions of tasty food. Short wait to get in... definitely worth waiting.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We found this on Yelp and the reviews were high. So we checked it out while on vacation on Siesta Key. Enjoyed what we ordered and ended up going back a second time. It gets busy!!! Especially on the weekends so get there before 8:30 a.m. If you want to avoid a wait. It's a tiny location.

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Weedsport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped for breakfast and it was just Ok and service was just OK too. Breakfast at Harry's on Longboat Key is way way better!

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Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch at the Blue Dolphin yesterday. The Reuben was piled high with thinly sliced corned beef. My friend had a half sandwich of chicken salad along with a cup of tomato soup, both of which were reported to be awesome. Can't wait to go back to try breakfast!

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

grabbed breakfast to go.. it was ok.. muffins were good. would go back but its a diner no wow factor..

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New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food is good and so is the service. We took our Granddaughter there and she love the "Mickey" pancakes.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

They have a great affordable breakfast. Staff is friendly and accommodating.you have to wait to get in but it goes quickly

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Brick, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I shared a chicken club sandwich. The service and food were both great. I think we will return for breakfast. Small casual, cozy place that is very easy to miss.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were walking around the circle one morning looking for a breakfast place and came upon this small restaurant on our way out. I had a seafood omelette which was 12.99 but it was by far the best omlette I ever had it had generous amounts of crab meat and shrimp throughout, the service was excellent. We got there at... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at the Blue Dolphin Cafe!!!!! We had to wait about 10 minutes to get in but it was worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-388-3566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?