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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 834 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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  • German first
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Worthington, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everyone friendly, food excellent, clean little downtown cafe. Highly recommend! Eggs benedict, pancakes, potatoes, coffee, all yummy.

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Miami, Florida
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179 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Rachael sandwich was great! The chicken Caesar salad was average (lots of chicken but average flavor). Fries and pickle comes with each plate. Service was attentive. Would come back for sandwiches. Price was fair.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had breakfast this morning great French toast. My husband had omelet which he said was very good my son had chocolate chip waffles..good coffee friendly servers we loved it.

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