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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
07:00 - 14:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable price. Older type cafe but service fast and efficient..the corn beef hash great with fried potatoes. Fruit juice nice and real. Meals good size not too big. Worth a visit

Thank CMB783
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On recommendation from our hotel, we tried this place. It is a little dated but the food was good, service was quick and friendly and average price. They substituted pumpkin or blueberry pancakes for an additional $1. Be prepared to wait about 20 -30 minutes on a Sunday morning.

Thank mollywan
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read all of the reviews regarding the blue dolphin. So I was expecting a nice clean cafe with a good breakfast.i was dissapointed,the hygiene of staff members was shocking,long hair and no hairnets,I saw one server poking food with his fingers.the whole place needed a good clean and re model.i will not be going there again.

Thank mackay512
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a quick breakfast. Good variety with reasonable prices. Wait staff was efficient especially when people were waiting for a table. I loved that they had a dog's water bowl on the sidewalk for the dogs walking by.

Thank Lissa H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to the Blue Dolphin often for years. Great food and attentive service. Love Trish and Al !!

Thank RichSarasota
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast while on vacation; ended up going back every morning. The is a small cafe with a large following. Friendly service and good food all 3 days we were there. We would....and will stop there again next time.

Thank floydr2
Long Island, New York
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77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pancakes and bacon, scrambled egg and French toast 2 coffees bill as $30. Never again! Good service just not worth the cost.

Thank harleyd73
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bustling café with pleasant wait staff and very well organized. Brought our order in a timely manner and checked on us to see if we needed more coffee or anything else. Would certainly eat there again when in the area!

Thank DLBC68
Myakka City, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying on Lido Key, I was thankful to find a breakfast cafe besides the pricey hotel one. I was seated immediately at the counter, as requested. I ordered the breakfast sandwich (two eggs, choice of cheese, and choice of breakfast meat on choice of toast). I upgraded to a bagel, which cost me an extra $1.50, a little steep for... More 

Thank SJWiegand
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten breakfast at the Blue Dolphin each year for about the last 20 years. Service is always good and food interesting They always have a breakfast 'special' which we often enjoy. We usually enjoy their location on the Key since it's a larger restaurant but their place on John Ringling Blvd. is sometimes more convenient. I would recommend the... More 

Thank Dusty3003

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Restaurant Details

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