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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” (110 reviews)
“pancakes” (72 reviews)
“home fries” (18 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 2 weeks ago

Very Good breakfast restaurant. Stop in every trip. Unigue menu items very good food. Great waitstaff.

Thank DetroitDolphinDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Belgian waffles, friendly staff and the other breakfast faire is pretty good too. Be prepared to wait if you come at a popular time.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone had substitutions for items listed on the menu and all were accommodated without complaints from the wait staff. The result was that everyone enjoyed her breakfast orders, including mine that was completely salt-free as requested. Wish they were located in Bethesda, MD as I...More

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are are two Blue Dolphins-- one on Longboat Key and the other in St. Armand's Circle. We have gone only for breakfast to the one on Longboat Key. Service is always good and there are all the usual breakfast choices except pancakes. Both restaurants...More

1  Thank mike_cora
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I always base a breakfast review based on the corn beef hash. It was average. Wife had biscuits and gravy and it too was average. Definitely have had better

1  Thank chriswAtlanta
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The seafood omelette was loaded with chopped raw onion which overwhelmed the seafood and they didn’t bring the side order of sausage until halfway thru the meal.

1  Thank bagladyatsr
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nice basic breakfast place . Clean .. a lot of choices... and they served grits .. the fresh fruit that you could get with your breakfast was fresh

Thank Tan-girl1
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My husband and I came upon this cafe while looking for a place to eat breakfast early this morning. We hesitated on entering as we could see it was very busy. Fortunately, there happened to be one booth available so we were seated immediately. We...More

1  Thank mayer_10
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I had 2 Apple cinnamon pancakes, coffee, and wife had waffle and egg combo. The pancakes were delicious and were so large they covered the entire plate. Service was outstanding.

1  Thank loneranger999
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Most unpleasant and odd experience this morning when we walked into this diner to put our name on list because there were obviously people waiting outside. Stepped up to reception station and an employee came to help us. We were a party of two and...More

1  Thank Sailnaked361
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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