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“Look farther....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Dolphin Cafe

Blue Dolphin Cafe
Ranked #20 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Look farther....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Weekday visit with 3 teenage kids about 10 AM and was seated in the half filled cafe under a constantly dripping air conditioning unit. Orders were eggs Benedict with over cooked poached eggs, the special corned beef hash that was heavy on salt and corned beef, bland wedge potatoes etc., etc....located in St. Armand's circle explains the higher prices. Look around for a better choice.

Visited August 2013
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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98 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great service and pancakes in St. Armands!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My wife and I just ate here for breakfast and wow, great food! I had the pumpkin pancakes and eggs and she had the fruit topped waffle. Everything was delicious and the service was fast as well as a cute little restaurant.

My only complaint would be the very high prices for food which is a given if you are in the St. Armands area so not a big deal breaker. Certainly worth the trip if you are in the area!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois City, Illinois
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gem at St. Armand Circle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Experienced this Cafe July 27, 2013 for breakfast...it was very busy..people waiting to get in..but our service was great and the food we all ordered was excellent..there were 4 of of us...the staff there could not have been more attentive and genuinely friendly...thank you Blue Dolphin for an excellent experience...next time i visit your area i will visit again and will recommend you to all from Illinois headed your way..you can bet on it....thanks again..p.s. best coffee ever and our food was tasty, hot and fresh...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Central Florida, Florida
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What to order, so many good things.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

What a great breakfast!! Three of us ate together and we each could not figure out what to have right away. Looking at what others were having made the choice very difficult. Finally after help from our server we did it. The eggs Benedict was fantastic, I asked to have the eggs cooked a little bit more than usual, didn't want the white runny and it came to me perfect the hollandaise sauce was delectable, yummmy! I wanted to try the homemade hash and the server suggested I have it as a side, I am so glad I did it was great and enough to share, The french toast my daughter had was delicious, thick slices of bread and lots of cinnamon. Quaint diner, we ate at the counter, first available seating, it was packed @ 1000 on a Saturday (note it is not a large place). Can't wait to come back and have lunch or maybe breakfast again, it is served all day. Service was great too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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northern ireland
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very good but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Enjoyed our visit here and the kids loved their Mickey Mouse pancakes. Did feel however it was a bit style over substance - to be honest the pancakes at Millies are much better.

Visited July 2013
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