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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue dolphin” (87 reviews)
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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Ste 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We recently were visiting LBK and luckily this eatery was within walking distance from our hotel (The Wicker Inn). It is similar to a diner, but roomier and abit nicier than most. We only had breakfast, but excellent service. Coffee and food were tasty, seemed...More

Thank Carolyn468
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was our second visit to the Blue Dolphin Cafe. It is obviously a favorite of the locals as everyone seems to know each other. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. I have the corned beef hash and eggs. Corned beef hash was...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Two locations. One on Longboat Key and one on St Armond circle. Food is wonderful but portions are very large. Split an order with your partner. Try the Belgium waffles with fruit. Ambiance is 50s diner.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast there twice because it was convenient, not sure if it's because of the senior populationl or not, but the food was a little on the bland side. I never salt my food but had to there. Besides that the food came out...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We have visited Longboat Key for about the last 25 years or so. When we want an incredible breakfast we always go to the Blue Dolphin. The food is absolutely wonderful, the prices are incredibly affordable and the service is the best. Everything on their...More

Thank RickGodsey
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great bfast here on out last day of vacation. Ordered the special; two eggs scrambled with cheese, crispy bacon, delicious deep fried home fries and apple cinnamon pancakes. The portion size was gigantic and fair priced. I left happy and full, definitely would...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 7 May 2016

When visiting Saint Armands Circle (between Sarasota and Longboat Key), there is only one locals regular mom & pop breakfast and lunch diner. Breakfasts are super fast, excellent standard american breakfast, not too pricy for the area and the staff is as friendly as can...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This busy little Cafe off Armands is a must visit while in town! Great atmosphere. Fast, friendly service and very accommodating. Food was fresh and delicious with fair portion sizes!

Thank Kkig
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My favourite diner in the USA. We regularly eat here when visiting Longboat Key. Their blueberry pancakes are so yummy. I often have them for lunch instead of breakfast. The food is consistently good here. Friendly, efficient service. Usually have to line to get a...More

Thank DS6543
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I hear the waits are an hour long just to get inside during peak season. Going in late April for breakfast, it was easy to find a table but business was brisk. Gazpacho and veggie breakfast burrito was generous and delicious. Great coffee, really friendly...More

Thank driftwood29
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
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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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