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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Every item on the breakfast menu here is delicious--you cannot go wrong! Friendly service and just plain old good breakfast food in an unassuming diner is worth the wait on a busy morning. They will serve you coffee while you wait. Entrees include everything from omelettes made with fresh seafood to chicken fried steak and bagels and lox. You also... More 

Thank Catc1966
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Always good, always fresh. Great value. Classic breakfast and lunch. Terrific staff, knows all the regulars and just what they want. No TV, which I love. Muffins are enormous. Same ownership as the Blue Dolphin on St. Armand's Circle, but much easier parking!

Thank PolarBear1759
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The Blue Dolphin Cafe was a great discovery. We pulled into a small shopping center to see what was there and decided to have lunch. I had a chicken fajita wrap with fresh fruit. My husband had a turkey and cranberry sandwich with potato salad. The food was delicious and the portions were large. Service was friendly and fast. There... More 

Thank Wendy B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Blue Dolphin Café is a very popular breakfast dining destination. You can eat cheaper but not better with good food, good service, and pleasant surroundings. We will always seek out the Blue Dolphin when we visit the area.

Thank kennethlv2016
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have this a second try. Service was very good but the food was marginal for the price. Coffee was horrible for a diner.

Thank Cedartubs
Longboat Key, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been to the Blue Marlin many times. They have been very accomidating with our group size ranging from four people to ten. Service is excellent as their wait staff is very knowledgable about the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Floridawalt
Rome, Italy
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch a couple days looking for something simple and filling. The Blue Dolphin came through for us in spades. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was friendly and the coffee flowed freely.

Thank jrw001
Brant Lake, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Easy parking, attentive wait staff and pleasant eating. Whether you want a hearty breakfast, smoked salmon plate or tuna salad, you'll enjoy your meal. Well located in the middle of Longboat Key with plenty or convenient parking. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and go away satisfied.

Thank wouldsy
McCordsville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We go to the blue dolphins for breakfast at least 2–3 times per visit to longboat key. The prices are reasonable and the food portions are generous

Thank coachpolston
Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed a tasty, fair-priced breakfast on the way to the airport. We ate the basics, poached eggs, omelet, bacon, potatoes, and toast. All good, as was the coffee. The staff team-bussed the table; so, we never ran out of water or coffee. We'll make a tradition of it.

Thank itsbelou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?