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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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7:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SunNFunNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stopped in for a late breakfast after a short stroll around St Armand's. We waited about 5 minutes to be seated which was quite quick, as the place was packed. Coffee was good and we ordered different breakfast entres. All of us...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast early on a Friday so it wasn't crowded yet. Service was fast and very friendly. The food was good too. I got a breakfast burrito, not your,run of the mill burrito, mind you, and it was quite large. I feel like...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This cafe has a Mom & Pop feeling. You're always welcomed with an easy smile and "seat yourself anywhere.". If you like corned beef hash, there's is homemade. Not greasy. Tastes so fresh! I enjoyed that with a couple eggs. My husband enjoyed their omelette...More

Thank randallk956
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Every time we visit Sarasota area we have to visit the Blue Dolphin Cafe for breakfast. They have a nice selection of breakfast items such as pumpkin pancakes, cornbeef hash and fresh fruit cups. The cafe is small but very comfortable. You can catch up...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went in for a quick breakfast, very small but was clean. We were greeted immediately and seated. Waitress was very sweet, just ordered fruit and yogurt with granola. It was very fresh, the yogurt was strawberry flavored, wish it would of been plain or...More

Thank Zoee M
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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