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“Ate breakfast here everyday after we found it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Dolphin Cafe

Blue Dolphin Cafe
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
941-388-3566
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Ranked #15 of 981 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Ate breakfast here everyday after we found it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Be prepared to wait in line to get in.. but be patient.. it is worth it. Nothing out of this world, but really a great breakfast place. Great service, very good food and selection . If you love corn beef hash, but want to feel a bit healthier in your choices... choice theirs.... 100% homemade and light and tasty... nice surprise!

  • Visited February 2013
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Covington, Kentucky
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181 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A Local Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The Blue Dolphin is a "must do" if you're in Sarasota. It was recommended to us by a local for breakfast. It may be crowded but it is worth the wait. I think everything on their menu should be sampled. Their pancakes are sooo good. There is a small town atmosphere to the place -- not at all what I expected on St. Armand's Circle. You will not make a bad selection from this menu which ranges from traditional to the unexpected. Don't miss it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Staffordshire Moorlands
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No need for breakfast anywhere else”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Since we started visiting Lido Key many many years ago this has been the place for our breakfast most days. Cannot fault it, the food is excellent, great value, keeps you going all day and the service and atmosphere is brilliant. Shame we havn't got something local like this over here in the UK.

  • Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Blue Dolphin never fails to disappoint. Their huevos rancheros are outstanding & their omelets never disappoint. Highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
4 of 5 stars 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...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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