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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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here on a recommendation from one of the staff members while on vacation. This is breakfast at it's best. Cozy diner, excellent staff, wonderful food. The Belgium waffle is great!

Thank Amy S
Yateley, UK
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent breakfast. All perfectly cooked and delicious. We all had the usual bacon, eggs and home fries .... All lovely. Took pancakes home for another traveller and he also said they were great.

Thank Pete2306
Palm Harbor, Florida
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we ate at the Long Boat Key location and this was even better. Great breakfast selections and very fast service.

Thank TomnDar
Villa Rica. Ga
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to eat breakfast here. Items are always fresh and the selections are varied. Great experience.

Thank Chris H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here while vacationing in lido beach. Food was fresh , big portions and great process Enjoyed our breakfast very much.

Thank marlo51
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, large portions, inexpensive. Ate breakfast at Blue Dolphin 2 mornings. Interior nothing fancy, but clean. Had a seafood omelet not on menu. Large at delicious. A must try if you like seafood.

Thank OhioSunbug
Toronto, Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's often a wait and given that there isn't much else on Longboat, you're fine to eat there but in our experience it's never been amazing. Waitstaff are very good.

Thank kportgirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was tasty but ordinary. The restaurant was very narrow and close. There were no verbal or written directions for visitors to know the expected procedure. I asked if we could sit at an empty table and the reply was "no". I had to figure out on my own that I was to wait outside. A cute sign would help!... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after kayaking all morning. My husband and son both got breakfast items. They loved the eggs and the bacon was super crispy. The fruit we got was fresh and tasted great. I got the chicken fajita sandwich. The bread was crispy & the chicken was lean and not fatty at all. The service was great & quick... More 

Thank Ashley L
Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast on Sun morning. Very popular as there was a 15 min wait, which was well worth it. The banana and walnut pancakes were delicious. Also, my fried eggs, home fries, turkey sausages, and wheat toast tasted fresh and yummy. Certainly well worth it. Reasonable prices and good service. Will be back. Ron

Thank NorthernVACouple

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?