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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Blue Dolphin Cafe was a great discovery. We pulled into a small shopping center to see what was there and decided to have lunch. I had a chicken fajita wrap with fresh fruit. My husband had a turkey and cranberry sandwich with potato salad. The food was delicious and the portions were large. Service was friendly and fast. There... More 

Thank Wendy B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Blue Dolphin Café is a very popular breakfast dining destination. You can eat cheaper but not better with good food, good service, and pleasant surroundings. We will always seek out the Blue Dolphin when we visit the area.

Thank kennethlv2016
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have this a second try. Service was very good but the food was marginal for the price. Coffee was horrible for a diner.

Thank Cedartubs
Longboat Key, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Blue Marlin many times. They have been very accomidating with our group size ranging from four people to ten. Service is excellent as their wait staff is very knowledgable about the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Floridawalt
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch a couple days looking for something simple and filling. The Blue Dolphin came through for us in spades. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was friendly and the coffee flowed freely.

Thank jrw001
Brant Lake, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy parking, attentive wait staff and pleasant eating. Whether you want a hearty breakfast, smoked salmon plate or tuna salad, you'll enjoy your meal. Well located in the middle of Longboat Key with plenty or convenient parking. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and go away satisfied.

Thank wouldsy
McCordsville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the blue dolphins for breakfast at least 2–3 times per visit to longboat key. The prices are reasonable and the food portions are generous

Thank coachpolston
Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We enjoyed a tasty, fair-priced breakfast on the way to the airport. We ate the basics, poached eggs, omelet, bacon, potatoes, and toast. All good, as was the coffee. The staff team-bussed the table; so, we never ran out of water or coffee. We'll make a tradition of it.

Thank itsbelou
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great breakfasts. We had the Dolphin special on the two Saturday breakfasts we had and would highly recommend it. We'll definitely visit again when we're next on holiday on LBK.

Thank Ken H
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Excellent place for breakfast with good range of choices. Pleasant 'Fifties' style decor and seating gives an authentic American diner feel to the restaurant. Recommended for starting sunny days on the beach.

Thank David_4448

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-3787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?