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Blue Dolphin Cafe

470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
+1 941-388-3566
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically a “family diner”. Food is fairly inexpensive, but good. Staff is great. Restaurant is small so be prepared to stand in line during peak hours.

Thank sharking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we returned to the Blue Dolphin. Eggs cooked my way and surprisingly yummy English muffins. My husband loved his eggs Benedict. Go before 9:00 on the weekends or expect up to an hour wait. Our photos tell it all!

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful omelettes, nice and fluffy. Hard to eat all that’s there. Big pancakes; friendly service. Don’t miss this one.

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to visit my sister in Sarasota we stopped here. Fantastic food! I had the huevos rancheros and they were wonderful. My friends had scrambled eggs(supposed to be one and was more like 3) my husband had a 3 cheese omelette with bacon...More

Thank peddlerswagon1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the eggs with corn beef hash and sour dough toast. Eggs were done right and the hash was very tasty. My colleague had eggs, bacon and rye toast. The rye toast looked inviting! I will have to try it next time. Price was right...More

Thank tyrcook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Lobster night at the Blue Dolphin Cafe - AMAZING. The main lobster was perfect but the NE clam chowder was incredible. I’ve never seen so many clams in a soup. Just DELICIOUS.

Thank Frances W
Reviewed 18 March 2018 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 17 March 2018

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 13 March 2018

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 11 March 2018

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
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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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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