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Blue Dolphin Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place brings big smiles! The service is warm and friendly. The food is delicious! The waffles with fresh fruit and whip cream was amazing! The coffee is good! The staff really take great care of their patrons. Very attentive. I so wanted to purchase a mug from here, but was disappointed to learn they were sold out 😞Maybe... More 

Thank rmrsbx
Longboat Key, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have a great breakfast menu and lunch as well. Portions are large and prices are great! Reminds me of a small town diner. They have multiple locations and all feature the friendly staff, delicious food, and great prices for the portions.

Thank Amy A
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used ever morning during our stay Staff great friendly and food great Tried different breakfast items each morning was not disappointed any day Good value and right in middle of great shopping centre

Thank jack o
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to have breakfast outside, and tried the blue dolphin cafe. The food is really good. I usually can eat A LOT, but portions are huge and I couldn't finish it! Prices are really fair. I recommand the place.

Thank AlisonCMartin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular cafe had a 1/2 waiting time for breakfast although it's very small so doesn't have many seats. Food good , hit and tasty and a good range of Sussex to go with it although slow on refilling coffee .

Thank fisunflower
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

They never disappoint here. One of our favorite place to have breakfast. The portions are huge and the food is great. Won't be disappointed at all!!

Thank Christina M
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The wait is well worth and all the egg dishes are special.The lunch meals are also very good. The prices for the location are fair.

Thank phil B
Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

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 28 November 2016 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!

Thank Rich B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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!

Thank BlackberryGin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?