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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #43 of 832 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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Great Falls, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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San Antonio, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The little cafe has the most amazing breakfast on the Circle or the beach. The coffee was good, hot and they keep your cup full. The most popular breakfast will keep you full till after lunch time. The pancakes are indiscribeable.

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We found this little gem later in the week while on vacation and wished we had found it sooner. Great breakfast, waffles & pancakes are HUGE! Get the short stake of pancakes for sure. Place has a local feel with great food and service. Make this your breakfast spot for sure.

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Sarasota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Their food is great, a nice place run by locals, not a chain. It's one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is always tasty and reasonably priced.The place isn't fancy, but is one of the best values in the St Armands area. Would highly recommend.

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Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Small cafe with LARGE flavor! My husband got a standard eggs, bacon, grits and toast breakfast that he enjoyed but I kicked it up a notch with Pumpkin pancakes that were fantastic!!!! The staff is very friendly and the food comes out FAST! I highly suggest this restaurant for budget and taste...it is worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is fantastic, staff are very friendly, atmosphere is excellent and the food worthy of 5 stars. When you're in Sarasota check it out you won't be dissapointed ! Bob Anderson (UK)

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved the location. A little wait to get in but well worth it. Food was wonderful. Bacon cooked just how we ordered and potatoes were wonderful. Price reasonable well worth wait

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A wonderful quiet place for breakfast, in the off season, The menu is more than adequate for almost any breakfast lover. The quality is excellent. The quantity will keep you full until well after lunch time. Friendly atmosphere and our waitress was on top of all our wants.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent biscuits and gravy. It's real sausage gravy. The omelet was OK. Bacon in it was weird. Sausage was ehhhhhh. I've had wayyyy better. No seasoning on the homefries. Probably won't go back.

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