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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 187
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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 for breakfast.

Try the chocolate chip pancakes! This was my second visit to the cafe for breakfast. Nice little eatery with a happy staff. recommended by local friends, we have never been disappointed. Parking may be difficult, so try on the side street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Leongus
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Highmount, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Highmount, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Try the chocolate chip pancakes! This was my second visit to the cafe for breakfast. Nice little eatery with a happy staff. recommended by local friends, we have never been disappointed. Parking may be difficult, so try on the side street.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect quaint place to really get to know the community and it really added to our overall experience because the staff and food were so overwhelmingly amazing.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Spend several days having overpriced unspectacular breakfasts at the hotel before the light went on to venture out. Nice quiet Monday morning at the circle and walked on in for a nice breakfast. Typical breakfast fare and done well. A solid choice.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent breakfasts. Even when not on the menu, they always have delicious blintzes. Our family ordered a variety: eggs, blintzes, oatmeal. All of us enjoyed the meal thoroughly. A great way to start the day.

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Bradenton, Florida
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318 reviews 318 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Liked eating here. Great service, great food, very generous portions. Very clean, prices are affordable.

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Torrevieja, Spain
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164 reviews 164 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a fab restaurant as we were looking at the menu before going in some people coming out told us it was very good. My husband and I had eggs benedict with crab and you also got a small bowl of fresh fruit. It was the best eggs benedict I have ever had and had never had it with... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Blue Dolphin on Long Boat Key is an excellent place for the all American breakfast experience. The service was very friendly, the food great and with the place full of locals it was a must for us holiday makers. Wee done Blue Dolphin.

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Portesham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

THe best French toast EVER!!! Lovely people that work there. We just popped in as we hadn't had our French toast hit during our holiday. This came higly recomended and they did not disappoint. Next time we shall hit the breakfast ... it did look amazing. This is very popular with locals and returning holiday makers. My only complaint ....... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had breakfast here both mornings while we were staying on Lido Beach.....the coffee was good and the blue crab eggs Benedict was soooo good!

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New Jersey
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34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have eaten in Blue Dolphin many times ( we also have eaten in the one on Longboat Key as it is closer to us). Both have the same menus, though the one one in St. Armand's is smaller. It does have a large counter area which is very comfortable to sit at as well. Great selection of breakfast and... More 

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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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?