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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #43 of 862 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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English first
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nice little diner for breakfast, not too pricey for St. Armand's. Friendly staff, good service (especially early when it is not crowded yet).

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Bucks County, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Traditional breakfast menu and diner atmosphere. Efficient service once seated. Diner is small so can be a long wait for a table though (30 minutes for us)

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are in Sarasota and near the circle, do not miss this place for breakfast! Delicious home style breakfast and a great location.

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upstate NY
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160 reviews 160 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our family stopped in here for breakfast/lunch. For breakfast I had pumpkin pancakes - 2 very big cakes cooked perfectly with a good pumpkin flavor but not too sweet. My daughter had chicken Caesar wrap with a choice of wrap; son had steak quesadilla - huge portion with fresh guacamole. My husband had the soup of the day - cream... More 

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Branson, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Tried the Blue Dolphin for both breakfast and lunch! Food was great! Fun "beach" atmosphere, and the service was fantastic - food was delivered quickly, and the staff was all pleasant. Enjoyed this diner very much!

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Venice, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped in for bite with some partners. Service very friendly. Soft drinks, tea and coffee have free refills. Had sandwich (BLT) that had the most bacon I have ever had in a sandwich. Well worth searching it out for a quick bite. Prices very reasonable. You might have to look for parking during the busy times amd on weekends.

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Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you don't mind waiting occasionally on a line to get a seat at this diner style cafe, then you will most likely enjoy it. However, they turn tables quickly here, so if you plan on having a leisurely breakfast, not the place. Large menu, good prices, old school diner style. If you just want a hot meal and traditional... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You'd think a restaurant that could afford pricey St Armand's Circle rents would have tasty food. But in the case of the Blue Dolphin you'd be mistaken. I ordered corned beef hash on the recommendation of my server, and frankly it was awful. I don't think it was even corned beef. Salty and not very tasty. My friend had a... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a breakfast spot walking around St Armands and this was really the only place we could find that served breakfast. It was recommended and we were fine with the casual diner environment - service was quick and friendly - menu was standard breakfast offerings. Breakfast was good, but nothing stood out as spectacular.... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

standard diner friendly environment. Good reasonable food. Hamburgers, french fries, great breakfasts. Open all day.

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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cafe

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

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