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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
941-383-3787
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Milton, Ontario
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We needed to grab lunch for the four hungry kids before we hit the beach and were glad we happened upon the Blue Dolphin! It is a great family friendly diner filled with locals who are greeted by name by the staff as they enter. The food is fresh and yummy and the portions are generous. Our waitress suggested that... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate breakfast here one morning. It is certainly not fancy, but the food is good and it is a good value. The omlets are delicious as are the home fries. They serve fresh orange juice. the service is good, attentive and fast and the prices are quite reasonable. I would recommend the Blue Dolphin for those who want a... More 

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mandeville, la
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I both had the standard breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon and potatoes. Everything was good. I can't say it was the best I've ever had, but good. I didn't enjoy the coffee at all and that slanted my view of the place. I'm a coffee junkie and probably would have given four stars otherwise! However, breakfast places... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, very tasty omelettes and other fare. Don't forget to ask if their famous muffins are available. They are scrummy. We left absolutely stuffed! We visit here every trip. Communal areas need attention and the toilets were disgusting! But the food is great. So all is forgiven. Staff are friendly if not a little too busy.

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Oakton, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Service, good food, simple and relaxing atmosphere, reasonable priced. Our hotel's concierge recommended this restaurant located at St. Armand's Circle for breakfast and we really enjoyed it. It also help us to discover many other restaurants and boutiques at St. Armand's Circle.. Great place!

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fairview Park
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and suddenly on our last visit our favorite breakfast option was not on the menu so being the person I am I asked for the crab Benedict on low and behold you can still have it made!! No that makes me very happy! The pancakes are huge, the corned beef hash is fresh... More 

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Longboat Key FL
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and deservedly so. We've been going there for years, had almost everything on the menu. No disappointments.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another hidden gem on Longboat Key! We stayed at a nearby resort and were pleased to find the Blue Dolphin Cafe within walking distance. I had an omelet with fruit and a biscuit--it was all very good and reasonably priced! I will be definitely going back!

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Thank Jennifer K
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop in for a quick breakfast! Had the poached eggs with sausage and toast. Yum! All servers were so polite and friendly! A must try!

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Thank Natalie D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went for their lobster night. Food was ok. Mom and dad got prime rib that was not great. Service was great though and the beer was really cold.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-3787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?