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Blue Dolphin Cafe

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue dolphin” (87 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a little whole in the wall located in St. Armand's Circle, but even though it is small this place is awesome. The food is great and it comes out quick. The best part about this restaurant is the service, all members work...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many places you can get Cheese Blintzs at and this place has them. Stayed at nearby Zota Resort and had them 3 mornings. One morning my husband drove to St Armand's location as it opens a bit earlier than the Longboat Key location. Lots...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from our cottage. Cute place. Nice breakfast menu. We both had the two egg breakfast and coffee. Very quick service and friendly staff. All items cooked as we ordered. We will return.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read many reviews on The Blue Dolphin so my wife and I decided to try it. It was good but average. I was a little surprised at the lack of variety on the menu. It felt just like any diner. The staff was friendly...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing for breakfast. There could be a bit of a wait but it is worth it! My wife and I found out they had pumpkin pancakes and we had to check it out. It was everything we had heard - they were...More

Thank TSierer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say - TripAdvisor does not lie. Fully deserving of the No1 rating for breakfast on the Key Definitely recommend the corned beef hash.

Thank SalesGuy2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my kids and I go there almost daily when visiting cedars east 619. we enjoy their friendly staff and their huge portions. they also offer kids meals.

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Good food, reasonably priced, quick service. Breakfasts are large enough for 2 to share. They are open later during the winter season when all the snowbirds are in the area.

Thank cdzummy
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Small queue on Sunday but seated quite quickly. Large menu and was faced with dilemmas on what to choose. Husband devoured western omelette with a decent filter coffee. I went for eggs Benedictine but with crab.... really good but with the potatoes and bowl of...More

Thank Sarah Lewis
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I aren't Jewish but some friends of ours who are, after learning that we recently had breakfast at the Blue Dolphin Cafe on St. Armands Circle, recommended that we visit the other location at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key....More

Thank Taylor B
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11 September 2015|
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Response from Winning57 | Reviewed this property |
There is the trolley bus service which costs $1.25 on Longboat key and operates the length of the Island and as far as St armands circle. The trolley bus on Anna Maria island is free. We did use the service and once we had... More
Helen C
6 July 2015|
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Response from Arzie823 | Reviewed this property |
There are no steps to get into the restaurant. It is in a little shopping mall strip. You should have absolutely no problems at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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