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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic menu, delicious specials, courteous & attentive staff. We visited a number of times during our vacation and each time we enjoyed it as much each time.

Thank Benjamin W
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Blue Dolphin Cafe...we found it on our first trip to Longboat, and every year we come back at least once during our vacation. They offer lots of selections and huge portions. You will not leave there hungry!! The waiters and waitresses are all super friendly. We will be back!

Thank Cindy A
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blue Dolphin has great food at a reasonable price. Service is very quick. We love to ride our bikes to Blue Dolphin for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Missy B
North Wales
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant server breakfast and lunch. When visiting we stopped there for both. While the lunch menu is very good and the food tasty and fresh I preferred the breakfast menu. I highly recommend the French Toast or Pancakes!

Thank Lawrence P
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be warned that this place is only open for breakfast and lunch, but they do both well. I've had omelettes here before for breakfast, but today I had a delicious reuben sandwich which was so full of meat it was hard to get my mouth around. Very attentive waitstaff and friendly; and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank L T
Longboat Key, Florida
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food, decent prices, great value for the money. A wonderful place to have breakfast any time of the day...a mom and pop version of a Denny's restaurant.

Thank Christopher C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast at The Blue Dolphin twice with the family. Very good food even though the menu was not overly expansive. We had the waffles, French toast, omelette, and several other items. Everything was fresh and very tasty. The prices were affordable. I highly recommend the Seafood Omelette.

Thank Chris S
Brandon, Florida, USA
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, fantastic food. What else could you ask for? Awesome home made corned beef hash - best I've ever had. Eggs are from a local egg farm and are HUGE! I'll definitely be back when in the area.

Thank Bob H
Memphis, Tennessee
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tennis was rained out one day so I headed here for breakfast (the one in Longboat). I arrived before 10, and had no problems with a table. The food was good and the price was right.

Thank CarolMemphis4
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The five of us were warmly welcomed and immediately seated at a nice large corner table. The restaurant is very simply decorated but very comfortable. Our breakfast was hot and tasty and the service quick and courteous.

Thank Leisha G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-3787

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