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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue dolphin” (110 reviews)
“pancakes” (72 reviews)
“home fries” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our annual Orioles spring training trip and we went twice in the week we were there.Excellent as usual great food and quick service once you get in can be a bit of a wait if you don’t get there early

Thank ptperryhall
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether breakfast or lunch, this is the place to go. Yes, there is usually a wait but it is well worth it. Great menu selections and the coffee is always piping hot! Lots of servers have been here many years, so that tells you something...More

Thank bsox1918
Reviewed 6 days ago

We like the Blue Dolphin so much we bought their coffee cups to remind us of great vacation breakfasts. Waiter Alex has hustle and charm and always served our breakfasts with a smile. Alex treated his customers like he owned the place....top notch. guy. Whatever...More

Thank June W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to wait for a table here but it's so worth it! Breakfast was delicious. The service is great and the food was even better. Reminded me of our favorite breakfast spot at home. And the prices were reasonable for what you got -...More

Thank NjMomandaughter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! We had omelette’s and they were so good! Perfect quiet little place to eat! Lots of options for even the pickiest eater!

Thank Camiedoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

The St Armand's Key area is good for shopping but you need to get an early start. Same is true for one of our favorite restaurants, the Blue Dolphin. There's often a line but we've always felt it was worth the wait. Not a fancy...More

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch after spending the morning kayaking. It's a diner, not fancy but the food is good. I believe they are open for breakfast and lunch only. We had a short wait for a booth but there was counter seating available immediately....More

Thank lvsdx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Belgium waffles with bacon which was fantastic! Great spot, friendly staff, quick & convenient

Thank firemomof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the one in St Armands for breakfast. Solid no frills diner. Walked off breakfast taking a stroll around the Circle.

Thank J5540QZjamesg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lack of seating and no reservation system is a downside. Place is crapped and you have to wait outside for table. Foodis still good.

Thank 69duke
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Amy J
10 October 2016|
Response from Tyler B | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. 941-388-3566. What a great way to spend the morning. Early morning walk on the beach and breakfast at the Blue Dolphin. Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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