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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue dolphin” (109 reviews)
“pancakes” (69 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to St. Armands Circle for breakfast, and the only other place open for breakfast was Starbucks. I love coffee - but not Starbucks - so we hit the Blue Dolphin. Place has the feel of a typical diner. We were seated quickly and...More

Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast while staying the weekend in the area and glad I did. Restaurant was very clean and nice decor. Waitress was very attentive and the order came out very quick and correct. Good was delicious; had eggs, pancakes, bacon and potatoes. Had...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great portions. Fair price. House made corned beef hash was delicious. Massive omelettes, homemade breakfast potatoes. Friendly staff. Hot coffee.

Thank AnDfl2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place walking around the area looking for food. We saw it had good reviews and looked like a small hole in the wall kind of place which are often our favorite and so good. This place did not disappoint. They made...More

Thank JKZee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyed a fast relaxed meal at a pretty busy place. easy to get to and nice accommodations quick service

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Sarasota often, and this was recommended to us. We went twice during our recent week on Lido Key. Busy place, although not a long wait. It is very popular and during the busy season it might be harder to be seated, as...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The service was quick and friendly, however the blueberry pancakes were pretty bad. Probably the worst I’ve ever had. Thin and overcooked (crispy) and the blueberries all placed in a mushy lump in the middle. Do Floridians not like light, fluffy pancakes? Sorry – but...More

1  Thank SunNFunNJ
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Called in for breakfast, the cafe was full, so sat at the counter, great place, nice friendly staff, steaming hot coffee and excellent food, the dolphin special breakfast is very nice as is the French toast. Loved the experience and would highly recommend. I hear...More

Thank SheffieldUKTracie
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast. Small place, but nice. The three of us sat at the counter, only spot left at 830. I had the egg sandwich with house potatoes. Wife had the blue dolphin omelet. Daughter had the kids waffle. All very good. A little...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Fantastic service, very tasty food with affordable pricing. Wish this place was closer to my home, I'd be here weekly. They have counter and table service. Can be busy at times.

Thank BronxBornLady
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Amy J
9 October 2016|
Response from Tyler B | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. 941-388-3566. What a great way to spend the morning. Early morning walk on the beach and breakfast at the Blue Dolphin. Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3566
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