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Blue Dolphin Cafe

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got the chance to go to Blue Dolphin after many times on Longboat Key. It’s a gem. Went for breakfast and lunch with friends. Casual. Family friendly. Excellent menu selections and service. Can recommend the burgers, the blt, the chicken sandwich, the egg salad...More

Thank Rhonda61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten there several times and it is consistently very good. The food is “regular” breakfast fare. There is plenty of it and the staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. We return every year that we visit Longboat Key.

Thank Karen U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, after a photographic tour of Lido Beach with friends, we had breakfast at Blue Dolphin. And, a great meal that it was too. I had a sausage, cheese and mushroom omelette with Rye toast and fruit. It was a perfect omelette. The restaurant is...More

Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Very good food at reasonable prices, with very personable service. Fish dishes were all good. Walking distance to town and Coquina Beach.

Thank JeffreyGL48
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The food here is delicious. It's a diner. Traditional pancakes, eggs, french toast, coffee, etc. Patrons can watch passersby while eating breakfast/brunch before taking stroll for shopping or sight seeing.

Thank pickitravelerNash
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant! I LOVED the Blue decor! I stopped into this restaurant with my two daughters. Great prices and fast service. Friendly staff. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our favorite breakfast spot on LBK features a waffle and french toast selection that makes it a must visit brunch for my family when we visit LBK. Try the fruit covered waffles or raspberry french toast. The bagel and lox combo was generous, but make...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We stopped in for basic breakfast and got exactly what we wanted. Good hot coffee and fresh eggs cooked to order. We chose grits, bacon, and toast to accompany our eggs. The bacon was perfectly crisp but not overcooked. All was fresh and hot. The...More

Thank bluwater
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We discovered the cafes (both locations) on a trip almost 15 years ago when our first don was just a toddler. The quality and value cannot be beat and the staff is excellent. I enjoyed watching them interact with regulars and tourists alike. We took...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent restaurant for breakfast ,lunch or brunch.All the egg dishes are very good as are the pancakes and waffles.Our grandchildren love to eat here when they visit.

Thank 480JMartin
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10 September 2015|
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Response from Winning57 | Reviewed this property |
There is the trolley bus service which costs $1.25 on Longboat key and operates the length of the Island and as far as St armands circle. The trolley bus on Anna Maria island is free. We did use the service and once we had... More
Helen C
5 July 2015|
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Response from Arzie823 | Reviewed this property |
There are no steps to get into the restaurant. It is in a little shopping mall strip. You should have absolutely no problems at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-3787
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