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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
+1 941-388-3566
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The shuttle driver told us this is the best breakfast place in St. Armand's Circle and I agree. The pancakes here are light and fluffy. They also let you order two or three different ones. My husband wanted to come back our second day. Go early -- definitely before 9:30.

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1 Thank l0vet0travel999
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great restaurant, good service, and good food even when they are busy. This is an old style diner with fairly cramped seating and some seating at the bar. There is a lineup usually on the weekends after 10 AM from Jan to April, Florida's busy season. Pricing is fairly high with breakfast omelets and coffee costing $30 with tips, but... More 

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1 Thank Henry V
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little place brings big smiles! The service is warm and friendly. The food is delicious! The waffles with fresh fruit and whip cream was amazing! The coffee is good! The staff really take great care of their patrons. Very attentive. I so wanted to purchase a mug from here, but was disappointed to learn they were sold out 😞Maybe... More 

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1 Thank rmrsbx
Longboat Key, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great breakfast menu and lunch as well. Portions are large and prices are great! Reminds me of a small town diner. They have multiple locations and all feature the friendly staff, delicious food, and great prices for the portions.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used ever morning during our stay Staff great friendly and food great Tried different breakfast items each morning was not disappointed any day Good value and right in middle of great shopping centre

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1 Thank jack o
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to have breakfast outside, and tried the blue dolphin cafe. The food is really good. I usually can eat A LOT, but portions are huge and I couldn't finish it! Prices are really fair. I recommand the place.

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1 Thank AlisonCMartin
uk
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular cafe had a 1/2 waiting time for breakfast although it's very small so doesn't have many seats. Food good , hit and tasty and a good range of Sussex to go with it although slow on refilling coffee .

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1 Thank fisunflower
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

They never disappoint here. One of our favorite place to have breakfast. The portions are huge and the food is great. Won't be disappointed at all!!

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The wait is well worth and all the egg dishes are special.The lunch meals are also very good. The prices for the location are fair.

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1 Thank phil B
Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We enjoyed it so much we went 3 times. Breakfast and lunch twice. The Ruben and BLT was the best. The omlet was fantstic. Good food, service and price great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 941-388-3566

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