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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
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07:00 - 15:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Beachy050
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Specialtyforme
Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank dantravels2016
new jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank mommamorton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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.

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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

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Thank Annemette J
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank Enaid3456
Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank Tonyn46
Surrey, England.
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10 reviews
8 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.

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Thank Jan W
Saintouso
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here every morn and was delighted to have my waffle and burnt bacon just the way I liked it!!

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Thank Igaut1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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?