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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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  • 179
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BRUNCH

Breakfast or Lunch its GOOD. You are on the Circle. Parking can be a challenge but its worth the walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
raffiefl
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Sarasota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Ruskin, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The line outside told us we had made a good choice for breakfast when we had friends visiting us from The Villages. After a 25 minute wait we were seated in a booth and promptly served coffee. The menu has many breakfast choices and prices are reasonable. 3 of us ordered western omelettes and the other had a fruit covered... More 

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Sarasota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast or Lunch its GOOD. You are on the Circle. Parking can be a challenge but its worth the walk.

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yarm cleveland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ate amazing breakfasts here. Busy but good service and value for money. Eggs Benedict were top drawer and my husbands salad was huge and very tasty.

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Siesta Key, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

THE GO TO spot on St. Armand's Circle for breakfast - It is really a must do. Service is friendly & fast, the food all made to order, hot, plentiful and incredibly good. Lots of love put into it! The Eggs Benedict were the best I've had in a long, long time. The giant home-made muffins a great "appetizer" to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

had breakfast here -I had English Muffins and fresh fruit it was delicious it gets very busy at the weekends so be prepared to give your name at the counter and wait for a table becomes free.

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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is my breakfast place when I'm in town. Get there early as they are always busy especially in season. Corn beef hash is a must

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When you go; go hungry. You will get good portions. If you take your children; just ask for an extra place for you to share yours with them. They will waste as they can not possibly eat all they are given. The food is excellent. The pancakes are just YUM! I think they could cook eggs any fashion you could... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Once you try the banana pancakes you will be back for more. Toasted granola, bananas syrup and butter, unbelievably delicious! Everyone I have recommended these to have sincerely thanked me;)

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What more can you ask for? I had a burger and my partner had the chicken fried steak sandwich. Both were very good quality and portion. I highly recommend!

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Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have eaten some of the best meals in Mom and Pop diners such as this one. I had a delicious fresh fruit topped waffle, and a wonderful cup of coffee in this sweet place. Try it!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?