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Blue Dolphin Cafe

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-3787
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“blue dolphin” (88 reviews)
“pancakes” (38 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing for breakfast. There could be a bit of a wait but it is worth it! My wife and I found out they had pumpkin pancakes and we had to check it out. It was everything we had heard - they were...More

Thank TSierer
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say - TripAdvisor does not lie. Fully deserving of the No1 rating for breakfast on the Key Definitely recommend the corned beef hash.

Thank SalesGuy2006
Reviewed 28 July 2017

my kids and I go there almost daily when visiting cedars east 619. we enjoy their friendly staff and their huge portions. they also offer kids meals.

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Good food, reasonably priced, quick service. Breakfasts are large enough for 2 to share. They are open later during the winter season when all the snowbirds are in the area.

Thank cdzummy
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Small queue on Sunday but seated quite quickly. Large menu and was faced with dilemmas on what to choose. Husband devoured western omelette with a decent filter coffee. I went for eggs Benedictine but with crab.... really good but with the potatoes and bowl of...More

Thank Sarah Lewis
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I aren't Jewish but some friends of ours who are, after learning that we recently had breakfast at the Blue Dolphin Cafe on St. Armands Circle, recommended that we visit the other location at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, there is a long wait, but that's just part of the culture of the Blue Dolphin...it's totally worth it! It was 4th of July weekend, so they had red white and blue blintzes, raspbeery, blueberry and coconut! They were awesome! Hubby got the blintzes...More

Thank barbarasI5836KJ
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great place to get an inexpensive, casual breakfast or lunch. It's not gourmet, but the food is good and you can come dressed in very casual clothes. The restaurant is super clean and the staff is very friendly.

Thank jasonpurello
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stopped here on a sunday morning. Be prepared to wait on some mornings but generally worth it if you dont mind hanging out. Diner style food and dining. Go here every time we visit Sarasota

Thank sanderson57
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Went there (again) on a recent trip. As always great breakfast, excellent service and fair prices. Usually there is a bit of a wait for a table, but we must have timed it right - walked in, sat down and coffee appeared!

Thank Tina O
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Questions & Answers
11 September 2015|
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Response from Winning57 | Reviewed this property |
There is the trolley bus service which costs $1.25 on Longboat key and operates the length of the Island and as far as St armands circle. The trolley bus on Anna Maria island is free. We did use the service and once we had... More
Helen C
6 July 2015|
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Response from Arzie823 | Reviewed this property |
There are no steps to get into the restaurant. It is in a little shopping mall strip. You should have absolutely no problems at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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