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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #42 of 835 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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Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Only wanted a small meal, but got more than that. Ordered a cheese sandwich, it came with fries. Very obliging wait staff, nothing too much trouble. Prices very reasonable. If I lived here I would be here daily!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went to Blue Dolphin cafe based on other reviews. The diner was full so I sat the counter where is I was promptly greeted. Friendly helpful staff. Ordered a western omelette side of bacon and drink. The food was very good and the bill was $20. So good food but expect to spend some cash.

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Great Falls, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great food, VERY friendly people....you walk in and they greet you like you've been a long time customer! I visit Sarasota several times a year and always make the Blue Dolphin my 'go to' breakfast spot when I'm there!

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had breakfast here eight times during our two week stay at lido beach, very friendly staff, excellent food, very speedy service, and great value for money, would definitely return

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San Antonio, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The little cafe has the most amazing breakfast on the Circle or the beach. The coffee was good, hot and they keep your cup full. The most popular breakfast will keep you full till after lunch time. The pancakes are indiscribeable.

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We found this little gem later in the week while on vacation and wished we had found it sooner. Great breakfast, waffles & pancakes are HUGE! Get the short stake of pancakes for sure. Place has a local feel with great food and service. Make this your breakfast spot for sure.

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Sarasota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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