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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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  • 33
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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
Diner Breakfast at the Beach

Blue Dolphin Café is a great stop for breakfast. This adorable eatery is a great combo of diner and beach. The breakfast certainly do not disappoint and service is always fantastic. I highly recommend trying their omelets!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Biancaneve823
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Rome, Italy
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Blue Dolphin Café is a great stop for breakfast. This adorable eatery is a great combo of diner and beach. The breakfast certainly do not disappoint and service is always fantastic. I highly recommend trying their omelets!

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Bonn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice breakfast place with great breakfast food, friendly staff and quick service. My family arrived and ate there before 9am (weekday), so we had no waiting time at all....but when we left, there was a line out the door. The 1/2 Dolphin special was the perfect size for my kids.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious substantial breakfast. I had an omelet called the "Kitchen Sink" and it was a little of everything. I also had grits and a grilled biscuit everything was yummy.

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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast. Lots of choice and very friendly staff. We visited it several times whilst on holiday.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The omelets were wonderful, bacon was crisp, fresh fruit was cold, and coffee was good. Portions were large.......and prices were OK. We will return. Tab for 2 was $29.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've lived in Sarasota for five years, and you won't find a friendlier staff anywhere. The food is simple, yet very tasty, and you always get more than expected! The wait on weekends can be up to 30 minutes, but there is plenty to do on St. Armand's Circle while you wait. My advice is to arrive before 9am. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We were doing a lot of shopping at St Armand's circle in Sarasota taking a break from the beach, so decided to try this cafe. We knew it must be good cause it was packed! It was so good they only serve breakfast and lunch which you can get breakfast all day! It was great service and great food, service... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great food and wonderful service. I was happy to find such a great place. It is very close to St. Armond's Cirlce. You would not be mistaken to eat here.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice small place in a busy upscale shopping area. Go for breakfast and get the banana pancakes....yum! A real intimate dining experience.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My family ate breakfast here on the last day of our vacation. Too bad we didn't discover this little gem sooner. While the place looks like it hasn't changed for decades, the staff was very efficient and the food delicious. Lots of food! They were even kind enough to have a dog watering bowl outside for our four legged friends... 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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?