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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Breakfast can not be beat

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
fsk70
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Omaha
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I walked in around 11:00am on a Wednesday morning for a late breakfast. It was pretty crowded and no table were available so I sat at the counter. I thought maybe I had an invisible cloak on and finally asked for a menu and drink. A few minutes later I was ready to order and had to flag down someone... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the place to go for breakfast, 2 locations and always crowded. The food is very food, nice portion size and the service is very attentive. Coffee is very good as well.

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We recently spent 6 days in Sarasota. We went to the Blue Dolphin for breakfast on the first day. We usually try several restaurants on our trips but breakfast was sooo good, we ate here every day! Try this place for breakfast...it is worth the small wait to get in!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The breakfast was very good and was served quickly. The waitstaff is friendly. We ate there twice and the trick is to go early, otherwise there may be a long wait as this is a small place. No reservations or call in seating, to my knowledge. Nicely located amongst the shops on St. Armands circle and not overpriced. For a... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very busy in the season be prepared to wait. Usual american menu but well made and served by great staff. Lots of choice in the area but this one is always busy.....can't say more than that.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Locals and visitors to St. Armand Circle (Lido Beach) have an outstanding eatery with wait service who are there to please anyone who walks through their doors. All of the food comes from local farms and is as fresh and wholesome as can be. Eggs Benedict are so good that tears sometimes well in my eyes. Service is excellent and... More 

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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?