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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #46 of 852 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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upstate NY
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155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Stevenage
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Breakfast to die for You may have to wait 5 or 10 minutes for a table but it's well worth it eat where the locals eat.

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Avon, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Looking for a good and fast breakfast on St. Armand's Circle? Look no further than the Blue Dolphin, a friendly, diner-type restaurant right in the heart of town. Best breakfast in town, and they also serve lunch. Service is friendly and fast. You might encounter a short wait but it is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This little place looks and feels like any diner you've ever visited. But the food far exceeded average. I had a BLT that had more bacon than I've ever gotten. It was top quality. I would recommend this place for breakfast or lunch to anyone. Very affordable.

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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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