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Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
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“gelato” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
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Reviewed yesterday

Indoor and outdoor seating, good varied breakfast menu but getting touristy and over priced. We had sausage and eggs and eggs benedict, coffee for $36 before tip. Gimmie a break this is a local café not fine dining. Ham was in large chunks, I think...More

Thank richard s
Reviewed 4 days ago

got right in, just before sunset! meal was amazing. i'd order it again in a second. the drinks were incredibly expensive, this maybe my ignorance, but I've never paid ($10 for a guiness anywhere else). drinks seemed to be heavily overpriced. the view was amazing...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent menu. Grouper is fabulous, lengthy list of drink choices and beach is an arms length away from your table. If you want casual beachfront dining with an extensive menu then this restaurant is for you! Parking is an issue (small parking lot across the...More

Thank 976tracyv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has great food, great atmosphere, great views but the service is just so bad it absolutely negates all the positives. The owner needs to be here and run this place instead of just stuffing his pockets. Get more help.

Thank AHolzy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gulf Drive Cafe was conveniently situated close to where we were staying and we visited every day for either drinks, lunch or dinner. The view, tiki atmosphere and superb sunsets are a reason to go there. We also attended a wedding there which was wonderful...More

Thank Lin E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Gulf Drive Cafe. It was extremely popular because it is on the beach and has a tiki vibe. People will still flock there whether I write or not. We watched everyone, including ourselves confused about entrance. You are directed through a...More

Thank AuntieMartha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, can't beat the location. Food was just average and pricing on food and drinks seemed a little high for the quality. Unfriendly waitress, like she didn't want to be there. Bartenders were very nice.

Thank lmaat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poorly managed and zero hospitality. If it weren’t for the view this place would go out of business immediately.

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 went here for lunch. We were seated right away. Took a little while for the waitress to show up. We ordered drinks. 2 Shirley temples, one sprite and 2 waters. Waitress returned and asked to take our order. We wanted to...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We consistently visit this place every time in town, usually more than once - for breakfast (literally on the beach). Service is inconsistent at best (took almost 30 minutes after eating to checkout), and food wasn’t exactly to order but nevertheless it will remain a...More

Thank AlwaysHopefulPTL
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Questions & Answers
John M
4 July 2017|
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Response from Rhonda O |
Not sure why you would want to go there. Food sucks I wouldn't feed it to my dog.
Doug-Lisa G
19 April 2015|
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Response from 1819suny | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You would have to call the restaurant and ask them. I am sure you could find the phone number with a google search.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1919
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