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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find just off the main road. No view or ambience, just good breakfast at a reasonable cost. Huge serving size-my husband and I shared an omelet for breakfast and it was just enough.

Thank lgrem210
Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fantastic service. Extreme waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Coffee is perfect and hot. They will accommodate large parties by pushing tables together. We went for breakfast almost every day of our week long vacation.

Thank Beachy050
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Breakfasts are plentiful food is farm fresh. Service is friendly. Friday nights on Longboat Key Florida, the restaurant offers Lobster Night by reservation only. They also offer a few other entrees and each come with two sides. Great atmosphere morning and night.

Thank Specialtyforme
Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Good normal café food served by friendly staff. There are few alternatives in the immediate area but you get a good meal if you want something light. This location on Longboat Key, I do not know about the one on St Armands Circle but looks similar.

Thank dantravels2016
new jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Nice, small breakfast/lunch spot on St Armand's square. Quick, and delicious. Free parking, lots os shopping.

Thank mommamorton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Happened about this cafe in a shopping center when exploring Longboat Key. Had a wonderful late lunch of chicken salad sandwich and chicken fajita sandwich. Staff very friendly. Reasonable price. Were advertising special Lobster dinner on Friday that we would have loved to try.

Thank Rebecca B
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Another favourite of ours. Fabulous diner atmosphere. Great to take food out but then you miss the personal family service they give you! You can always count on a great breakfast or lunch and great service. I believe they only serve dinner on Fridays along with music. Best BLTs in town

Thank Annemette J
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The breakfast is enormous. I'm always taking something home. Very busy so be prepared to wait...but you won't have to wait too long.

Thank Enaid3456
Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great place for breakfast in central Longboat Key. Bright and airy café with tables or booths, serving a comprehensive breakfast menu, as well as dinner on Friday evenings. Well-cooked food nicely presented at sensible prices. Easy parking outside the premises, not the case with its sister café in St. Armands Circle.

Thank Tonyn46
Surrey, England.
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have breakfasted here for 5 years alone and with groups of up to 12. It is consistently excellent and a 5 minute walk from our Condo at the Seagrape Inn.

Thank Jan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 34228-2070
  • 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?