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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #38 of 843 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here before we did some shopping. For the area, its as inexpensive as any place you can find. Diner atmosphere, diner food, diner prices. Very friendly service. Short wait, no concerns. Im really happy we found this place. Budget friendly!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Went at 8:20 on Sat morning out by 8:45. Got 2 seats at bar right away. Love that it is small and simple. You can see the food prep in action and they seem to have it down. Portion sizes are just right. Not hugely obnoxious like what we're used to in Texas so I didn't leave feeling miserably stuffed.... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were seated immediately in a booth for two, coffee brought over right away. We were allowed to order the dungeness crab benedict although it wasn't on the specials menu with it being Friday (they only serve it on the weekend) and it was stunning as usual. 2 poached eggs on a muffin laden with crab and hollandaise sauce over... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've only been here for breakfast but the food was great. Service is "pretty good", it's hard to get your coffee refilled because they are just so darn busy.

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st. louis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Unlike many of the restaurants on St. Armand's circle, the Blue Dolphin cafe offers a delectable menu with fabulous service at a reasonable price. Keep on doin' what your doin' Blue Dolphin!

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Virginia water
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a family breakfast today looking for the American breakfast treat and really found it. The Belgian waffles according to my youngest were incredible, the chicken sandwiches were fabulous with extraordinary portions of real chicken breast. My scrambled eggs and bacon just right, tasty, and perfectly cooked, the wife's corned beef hash and grits looked and tasted great,... More

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Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
Cuisine: Diner

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