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Blue Dolphin Cafe

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5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
+1 941-383-3787
07:00 - 15:00
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Longboat Key, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been to the Blue Marlin many times. They have been very accomidating with our group size ranging from four people to ten. Service is excellent as their wait staff is very knowledgable about the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Floridawalt
Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch a couple days looking for something simple and filling. The Blue Dolphin came through for us in spades. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was friendly and the coffee flowed freely.

Thank jrw001
Brant Lake, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Easy parking, attentive wait staff and pleasant eating. Whether you want a hearty breakfast, smoked salmon plate or tuna salad, you'll enjoy your meal. Well located in the middle of Longboat Key with plenty or convenient parking. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and go away satisfied.

Thank wouldsy
McCordsville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We go to the blue dolphins for breakfast at least 2–3 times per visit to longboat key. The prices are reasonable and the food portions are generous

Thank coachpolston
Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We enjoyed a tasty, fair-priced breakfast on the way to the airport. We ate the basics, poached eggs, omelet, bacon, potatoes, and toast. All good, as was the coffee. The staff team-bussed the table; so, we never ran out of water or coffee. We'll make a tradition of it.

Thank itsbelou
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great breakfasts. We had the Dolphin special on the two Saturday breakfasts we had and would highly recommend it. We'll definitely visit again when we're next on holiday on LBK.

Thank Ken H
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Excellent place for breakfast with good range of choices. Pleasant 'Fifties' style decor and seating gives an authentic American diner feel to the restaurant. Recommended for starting sunny days on the beach.

Thank David_4448
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I ate here twice during my visit and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is a relaxed atmosphere with the staff very attentive, continually refilling coffee. Breakfast is cooked freshly and to order.

Thank Kengolf12
Wheaton, Illinois
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had breakfast at the Blue Dolphin in Long Boat Key recently and the food was very good. They have a nice menu and it is reasonably priced. The service was prompt and not overbearing. It was a good place to have breakfast as the portions were generous and tasty.

Thank Jim25w644
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the spinach feta omelet and split it with my sister! We were both more than stuffed! Casual local atmosphere. Delicious!

Thank Becky H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2077
  • 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?