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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here every morn and was delighted to have my waffle and burnt bacon just the way I liked it!!

Thank Igaut1
Longboat Key, FL
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great service and clean! I had scrambled eggs, crisp bacon and grits.👍 cheerful staff, quick service with a pleasant atmosphere. I will be back!

Thank LizzyG34
Columbus, New Jersey
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frequently have breakfast there, omlets are super. French toast the best. They have the friendliest servers give it 5 stars!!! Lunch is also a great treat. Recommend this cafe highly

Thank Maxieblei
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, good basic food and no fuss family friendly atmosphere -- not just breakfast and lunch, but also Friday night dinner specials!

Thank Peter B
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out for breakfast and spotted this Resturant we had seafood inlet and bacon and eggs and both were good I had the omlet and it seems excellent we had to wait for about 30 minutes

Thank Bruce W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every item on the breakfast menu here is delicious--you cannot go wrong! Friendly service and just plain old good breakfast food in an unassuming diner is worth the wait on a busy morning. They will serve you coffee while you wait. Entrees include everything from omelettes made with fresh seafood to chicken fried steak and bagels and lox. You also... More 

Thank Catc1966
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good, always fresh. Great value. Classic breakfast and lunch. Terrific staff, knows all the regulars and just what they want. No TV, which I love. Muffins are enormous. Same ownership as the Blue Dolphin on St. Armand's Circle, but much easier parking!

Thank PolarBear1759
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?