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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 good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
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“gelato” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Called in for breakfast. Seafood omelette was really good. Amazing view too. Varied breakfast menu. Will Definitely return.

Thank JayPee22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a super cute, very fun Florida atmosphere... but be prepared to wait a long time. We ate here in 2015 and it felt like we waited forever. Plus, there were a lot of smokers- we are not. Then we came back again in 2017...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast both mornings we were on the island. Usually go to G&J's on the north end, but wanted a slower pace and not so many people. The service was amazing both mornings and we chatted both our servers up. Had the Gulf Drive...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the beach here because of the bar and restaurant being so close by. We like to eat lunch, have cocktails, etc. while we are enjoying the beautiful Anna Maria beaches. That being said, the management has got to be some of the most...More

Thank thomas48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything seems to have gone downhill here. We have been coming here for a few years and noticed the slipping quality. The abrupt service and mediocre food along with the moldy menus convinced us to try somewhere else next time.

Thank righteous
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach, you can’t get a better atmosphere but the service was poor. I got charged full price for a Bloody Mary that was missing all of the “gourmet garnishes”. Ordered shrimp tacos and got fish tacos, then to top it all off,...More

Thank JayS1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach-side dining as you like it, Inside or outside it is a very casual dining experience. The service was very good and the food was above average. It does get very busy and parking can be a problem at times but still a pleasant dining...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local here. Were I the owner of this place I would notice a trend in the reviews; weddings and special events are great, tiki bar is awesome, view is spectacular, food is delicious, BUT SERVICE ON THE DECK IS SLOW AND INATTENTIVE. Bad management is...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view here, and sat right next to the sand to watch a beautiful sunset. The service and staff were amazing, but the food was only mediocre. The ice cream show was EXTREMELY overpriced for what they gave you. But you still can't...More

Thank 5280nikki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiki bar on beach with TV's. Parking across street. Good food and service. Very popular at breakfast.

Thank richard s
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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