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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 199
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local breakfast spot - great staff

Great breakfast, great staff, fast service, good food...would recommend highly - always a line (moves fast) and you know why...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
James K
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast, great staff, fast service, good food...would recommend highly - always a line (moves fast) and you know why...

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were looking for breakfast outside of our hotel for a change and found Blue Dolphin at St. Armand's Circle on TripAdvisor. So delicious! Great breakfast place with fresh food and fast service. It's very popular and fills up fast, so get there early or be prepared to wait. The corned beef hash is especially good! And the servings are... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 13 years. Whenever we travel to this area, we always make it a point to stop in. This restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch. My favorite is the Gazpacho soup. Some of the best I have ever had. Much better than the more expensive version across the street. Egg... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great restaurant to have a quick lunch. We arrived for a late lunch and the waitress agrees to serve us. Generous food and perfect stop for a quick lunch.

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Dade City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Were here staying on Lido key beach and this by far is the best breakfast !! Everything is homemade and service was awesome. I had the eggs benedict and my husband had the belgian waffle and it was soooo good !! Very decent prices too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Breakfast was delicious. The service was great. Very friendly waitress. Had very fast service. We all got the 2 pancakes 2 eggs and bacon and it was hot and fresh.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pumpkin pancakes are the best. Bacon was way too crispy and hard for my taste. Eggs and hash browns were excellent. Very well priced.

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Lebanon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I visited around noon on Sunday. We accepted counter seating which was comfy but the seats were very difficult to get into and out of. I ordered the Homemade Corned Beef Hash. The hash was very good and service was attentive and prompt. However, the eggs on top of the hash were way overcooked. I ordered them... More 

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had brunch there twice on recent vacation. Friendly service and good quality food. Omellete was great. Kids enjoyed the fruit topped waffle. Gets very busy as its a popular place with locals, so get their early for breakfast or lunch or you need to wait for a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Adorable small little cafe just off St. Armonds Circle. I would recommend coming early because it fills up fast and there is little seating. We arrived at around 7:30 Am and sat right down. Our waiter was quick and friendly and eager to answer questions. We had a party of 4 and got the fruit parfait appetizer, the banana granola... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?