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Blue Dolphin Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came in here for a late breakfast on a Sunday Morning. The line was long, but seemed to move pretty well, as our party of 2 was only a 20 minute wait. Not bad for a popular restaurant on a Sunday morning. We opted for first-available seating- which was either table/booth/counter. We got the counter, and although a touch crowded... More 

Thank jvntpa
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious fresh eggs, sausage, toast served with hot coffee by a genuinely friendly and welcoming staff. Small, clean, old fashioned style cafe restaurant a true jewel for travels and locals.

Thank Roberta P
Key West, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there based on ratings. Tried the "homemade hash". Not good, dry and lacking flavor. Also thought the eggs with it were medium size. Staff very attentive and great.

Thank easyed7889
Laurel, Maryland
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457 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a seat at the counter after waiting for about five mins. It's a small place. Service was quick, friendly and attentive. Several people checked up on me to make sure I had what I needed throughout my meal. Food was pretty awesome. Being a vegetarian I got the veggie breakfast wrap. They offered me hot sauce which I was... More 

Thank RandomTraveler76
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to St Armands 1 or 2 times a year and always make the Blue Dolphin Cafe one of our breakfast stops. Highly recommend the pancakes especially the apple cinnamon.

Thank Brian T
Sarasota, Florida
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Sarasota local, this is one of my favorite places to have breakfast. Small place with not so many tables, so get there early! Great breakfast potatoes and biscuits and gravy --- love the chicken fried steak!

Thank bpdatl
Oviedo, Florida
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to get away from the resort and had heard much about the blue dolphin, service was excellent breakfast was good and coffee was poured. Not the best ever but ceartainley worth the trip over

Thank Dominic P
Cupertino, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of five visiting the area for the first time. Enthusiastic to try a breakfast place. We were highly disappointed especially since the google, yelp reviews were good. Maybe the 3 servers were having an off morning. In any case the place was not busy and it was about 11A.M. It was a bit cramped, but that... More 

Thank Susan A
Laytonsville, Maryland
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Blue Dolphin Cafe. Our last vista in August was not up to par. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Out of four meal two were disappointing. Eggs and corned beef hash. Eggs fine. Corned beef dry with tiny potato bits and some onions. Did not seem to be home made.

Thank Christine P
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

many choices and specials open for breakfast and lunch get there early as it gets busy good prices great staff very helpful and friendly

Thank Debdegraaff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

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