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“Busy breakfast place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Dolphin Cafe

Blue Dolphin Cafe
5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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Ranked #8 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Busy breakfast place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We were staying in a hotel on Lido Beach but chose to go here rather than the one on Armands Circle where the queues can be offputting.
Well worth the short drive as we were seated straight away (there can be a short wait for a booth) and the food was good.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sarasota Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Bad Service, Okay Food, Decline of a Good Restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We went to the Blue Dolphin at Centre Shops on Longboat Key for brunch today. What a disappointment. Place was empty, the three servers stood around talking and forgot about us. The eggs were cold, we had to ask for our toast twice. Maybe part of the problem was that our server talked on her cell phone while taking our order and serving us our meal. No wonder it was empty.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Waterdown
2 reviews
“Awesome food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great place for a simple, yet very tasty, hot breakfast! I recommend the California omelet, the waffles and the blueberry pancakes. The ginormous California omelet was delicious with avocado and chicken, the waffles were super crispy and light, and the blueberry pancakes were covered with tons of fresh blueberries! Our waitress seemed stressed so she was less polite, but it was a busy Sunday morning so she was a bit distracted.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chatham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“breakfast and lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

great food, great prices, friendly staff. within walking distance to the Sandpiper Inn. Always had leftovers for later in the day.

Visited April 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Longboat breakfast nook. Great place for hangover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

When I wake up after a long night of partying with the 80 year old animal house crowd of longboat key. This place is a refreshing change. Yes people born within this century will make your morning shine. Food is good too. Waitresses are cute

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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