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“Great Breakfast Spot”
Review of Blue Dolphin Cafe

Blue Dolphin Cafe
Ranked #30 of 1,063 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Small, casual breakfast and lunch spot right off of St. Armands Circle with homey feeling and good waffles. Best breakfast in this area and so is very popular. You can sit at the counter if you're feeling nostalgic...

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I have been traveling to Sarasota for over 10 years now. Every time I visit, I must make time to eat at Blue Dolphin. Only downsides are tight spaces and moderately high prices but well worth it... including the usual 10 minute wait outside. Everything is fresh, large portions and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back next month!

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

On a Sunday morning we recently ate at this restaurant, which is on St. Armand's Circle. They have a large variety of breakfast and lunch items. They are open from 7 am until 3 pm, which is unfortunate, because they would probably have a full restaurant if they stayed open through the dinner hour, even serving breakfast food and sandwiches. My daughter had the blue corn tacos with tilapia, and when I return to this restaurant, I will definitely order these. I had the California omelet, which included turkey, guacamole, cheese, and tomato. Their breakfast food includes home fries/fruit/grits and toast/english muffin choices. Their portions are generous and the prices average about $10 per item. Shortcomings with my visit: 1) they charged me for a soda, when I only had water; 2) they do not accept my airline American Express card; 3) they are not open after 3 PM. Who on Longboat Key gets up to go to breakfast at 7 am?

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the best breakfast spot on St. Armand's and a rival with the Broken Egg and First Watch as the best in the Sarasota area. I like to take an exercise walk across the Ringling Bridge from downtown and treat myself to a hearty breakfast, such as Eggs Benedict, seafood omelette, or French toast. For those watching their calories, there are options such as oatmeal, granola, and fruit platters. The portions are large. The eggs come from a local farm and the OJ is freshly squeezed. There is usually a wait in season, but you can get served more quickly if you accept a counter seat. The coffee is only so-so, a surprise because everything else is first rate. There is an extra charge for splitting one order, and a lot of side orders or a request for pure maple syrup can raise the price considerably. Given the high volume of business, the staff is well organized.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We went here 3 times during our ten day holiday, and it is good ever time, the food is great the staff great and the bill is always small

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