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Blue Dolphin Cafe

) #21 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ American, 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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“blue dolphin” (103 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend of mine loves this place and ask that I tag along for breakfast this weekend. I was not disappointed. While the interior of the cafe could use a face-lift, the food was good and the service pleasant. I chose hot tea and a...More

Thank GlogowskiGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not near as good as the reviews for Breakfast! One out of four meals was worth it. We asked if the sausage gravy was home made and no, so we skipped all those offerings. We tried two orders of their home made corned beef hash...More

Thank RanRen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank mollywan
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank mackay512
Reviewed 9 May 2017 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank RichSarasota
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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
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Amy J
Is Blue Dolphin open for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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