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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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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Consider myself a regular! Very popular on Consider myself a regular. Very good for breakfast,brunch and lunch. Casual and friendly. Great to take kids, specially hungry teens because the portions tend to be very generous. The wait staff is prompt and very friendly. It closes after 2pm and reopens for early dinner. Highly recommended! 1

Thank LBKlady
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great American breakfast foods.Excellent pancakes and omelets. Toast was actually warm and crunchy. Good service.

Thank retiredtravelers2016
Longboat Key, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best known for breakfast. Expect to wait for a table but tables tour quickly. Prices are value oriented. Can sit at booth or on a counter. Very friendly staff.

Thank David G
Kent UK
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service and tasty food. Reasonably priced. Gets very busy as popular eatery. Corned beef hash with eggs over easy, lovely. Would recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon checking out they rang up another party's bill to my credit card .Then had to remove it but that took 6 days. 46.00 for 4 eggs. They have a bottomless coffee for $2.99 per cup problem was they only refilled the cup one time after that they ignored me

Thank John D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried both locations for breakfast and not surprisingly both were really good. All the usual breakfast suspects on the menu or create your own. I would recommend the Salmon and Bagel if only to make a change.Really very good. The service was friendly and everything we tried was well prepared and tasty. St Armands can get busy at the weekend.... More 

Thank Vincent59
Longboat Key, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Dolphin has two locations, the original on St. Armonds Circle and the more recent one on Longboat Key. The Longboat location gets very busy at lunch time and there is usually a wait during the height of season. They do not take reservations. However, one can almost always get a seat at the counter, if in a hurry.... More 

Thank BLH601
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of variety in meal choices! Fun environment, great food, and large portions. I usually take part of mine home.

Thank Patti Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The service is always friendly and the portions are delicious and huge! Never disappointed here. Bring your appetite!

Thank georgeandgertrude
Red Lodge, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

eggs, waffles, bacon, pancakes, fruit, & great coffee! fast, friendly & affordable : one of our faves!

Thank billings5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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?