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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
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07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed it so much we went 3 times. Breakfast and lunch twice. The Ruben and BLT was the best. The omlet was fantstic. Good food, service and price great.

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Thank tclem1
Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with four others for a late breakfast and and a wonderful seafood omelette with potatoes (crispy and delish), a small fruit bowl and sourdough toast. Crab and shrimp with veggies in omelette was really well done and satisfiying. Cheerful and efficient staff. Would happily go back but live far away!

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Thank Rich B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for past few years - great, honest good breakfasts, with friendly fast service. Lots of options plus weekly specials. Really good freshly cooked food. Classic diner - it really doesn't need updating - totally charming as it is!

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Thank BlackberryGin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked like it was closed and we almost left but someone came out. It is very small and was mostly filled but service was quick and friendly. Good range of choices on menu at fairest price in the circle. Felt a little dirty but I think it was just older. Great chicken salad. Not good for large parties.

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Thank Mullinix
Staffordshire Moorlands
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just love this place. On Lido Key for 9 days....had breakfast here for 8 of those days....what more can I say. We usually have the 2 eggs with bacon or ham and home fries and toast, so have no idea what any of the other items taste like ...sorry!! Cannot fault it, rarely had to wait for a seat, could... More 

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Thank Sand_dollar_57
Bradenton, Florida
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289 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No frills "diner" with very good breakfast food, quick service, and fair prices. Not a big place, so you may have to wait in peak season and on weekends. Excellent crispy home fries and homemade corned beef hash. Reliable, consistent.

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Thank Randy K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever you need a quick fix of coffee and eggs this is the place to go. Upon entering you get the whiffs of fresh coffee. Had the personality of the old NYC diners with all the fixings. Never a disappointment to the breakfast and brunch crowd. Deserves a visit to anyone who comes to St Armand's.

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Thank Thomas G
Broomfield, Colorado
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast, friendly service. Good food. Colorful and fun local place. What more do you want at Breakfast?? It was one busy place, so come early!

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Thank Diana H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast, just wonderful.. The Mickey Pancake is great for Kids, and for grown ups,you can choose from the biggest menu you ever saw! You want a Reuben for breakfast? That's ok.. you want eggs? You got it.. anything you want us just no trouble!

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Thank StefLB
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is on StArmand's Circle and is one of the few that specialises in breakfast.It is really busy but they have lots of staff and get through the queue very quickly.The menu is pancakes,eggs,french toast etc and you won't need any lunch.Great for setting you up before the beach

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Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?