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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” (108 reviews)
“home fries” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for breakfast. You get a lot of food for the price. The staff were very friendly. If you go in season, you probably ave to wait for a table since the cafe is small.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am shocked this place is still in business. the "sirloin" burger wasn't even warm enough to melt the cheese. ordered cottage cheese, got fries. kids' chicken tenders were clearly frozen and came out scalding hot. wife ordered quesadilla with beans/cheese. came out loaded with...More

Thank nOodLe524
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mediocre food with an unfriendly wait staff. We came to this place since we were staying on Lido Beach and it was the only place open at the time for breakfast. We were seated right away, but NONE of the staff smiled once or made...More

1  Thank andreajung
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is great and friendly. Get there early because it's a popular stop for many and for good reason! Meals are always perfect and out quickly. Great way to start the day!

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast just before leaving town. The ham, onions and green pepper omelette along with oatmeal was big enough to feed two people. Great food and service! Will be back again when I'm in the area.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The place is very cosy and welcoming. The staff is nice. The food is delicious!!! It is easy to access from Sarasota downtown (with a car).

Thank Bertmadrid
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Quick, hearty breakfast food of all stripes. Come early. Gets crowded quickly in season and on weekends,

Thank curtiss s
Reviewed 7 August 2017

normal breakfast food. Fast, good and served with a smile. Small place so might get crowded during the busy season.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I had the crab benedict, which was delicious, but would gave been a little better with lump crab meat. The portions a big and my daughter liked her kids special.

Thank michelle r
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We returned here for brunch, 17 years after our last visit. The food was good and portions were a healthy size, the staff were pleasant and the service was quick. The only sour note was when were asked to purchase a mug for old times...More

Thank JuniorJ03
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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