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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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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Nice, France
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty and well presented dishes served by really friendly and smiley servers! My parents had the seafood omelette which was delicious and I absolutely loved my pancakes - I had the banana and granola and my nephew had the apple and cinnamon pancakes. I would definitely go back on my next visit to Sarasota!

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Thank Merlin C
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As many other have shared this is a great place for breakfast-brunch. The food is excellent, the wait staff is super attentive, this is one of the best café experience we have had in a long time, You will not leave here hungry! The best way to start you day in St. Pete!

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Thank FloridaTravelers301
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go here for breakfast while vacationing in Sarasota. The eats are delicious and the price is right!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here around 9:00 am. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table, but it was worth it. I had the blue dolphin special and so did my daughter. She added blueberries to her pancakes for an extra dollar. The wife had the 2 egg breakfast with bacon and sausage gravy. We ate everything. It was very... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! I go to Lido Key every May and I HAVE to have breakfast here! Everything is so delicious! Cozy atmosphere! Managed to make it twice this year!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cute, eco-friendly breakfast and lunch spot located on St. Armand’s Circle. Some of the food was on par to any regular breakfast spot but the prices and customizable menu make it unique. We will probably visit again if convenient.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great traditional breakfast at a great price, the Blue Dolphin is your spot. Efficient and well staffed the portions won't leave you wanting.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast twice while staying at Lido beach . Enjoyed the Blue Dolphin special. Pancakes were really good . The service in the restaurant is excellent. The whole team helps each other and really makes the food come fast and drinks are served promptly. I will definitely visit again when I back in town.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going here is a mandatory part of any trip to Sarasota that we make. Such a cute little place, wonderfully sweet staff, and delicious food at a reasonable place.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and really good food! Ask for Brandon he was the best ! Additionally , how can you go wrong when u sit down to a selection of 8 different hot sauces !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 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?