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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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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible23%
4 days ago
“Great Outdoor Seating”
6 days ago
“Great location but food and service is hit or miss”
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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 5 weeks ago

We've used this place as our go to fofr breakfast on the beach for years. Their drink prices are touristy, but the food is always good.

Thank kkackley
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Gulf Drive café is a busy restaurant with a nice bar and really good food. Tried several dishes and all of them were very good. Service was also good. The view over the ocean is great and you can sit on the terrace and...More

Thank lillamy2014
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I hate when a restaurant thinks they can serve sub par food because people will come for the view. Wait staff was excellent. Food was terrible.

Thank sunshine22017
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Easy laid back place to grab some food and beverages. Also an easy place to keep the kids entertained playing in the sand while you wait for your food / drinks.

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

You can't miss it! This place has an excellent location. If you go there, make sure you are seated on the patio, you will be right on the beach! The menu has a good amount of choices. The burgers are cooked at the moment, they...More

Thank Liz_2091
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for some great seafood and a great view this is it!!! We had great service...awesome food...and an awesome view all at the same time!!

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It was a very happy occasion so that may have influenced our two visits (night before wedding and evening/night of wedding). The cafe is adjacent to the Kokonut Hut (where wedding reception held). The two businesses apparently work together. Not sure how much staff with...More

1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Found this place right down the beach and turns out they have a great breakfast. The skillet breakfast was enough to feed two people and was very good. Eggs were cooked to my liking as well as the others in our group. Island French Toast...More

Thank just-lovin-cruisin
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

They were busy so the thirty minute wait for a table was understandable, however it took another half hour before our server came to our table. Another staff member was kind enough to get us a beverage. After we placed our order the food also...More

Thank maggiemay223
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Short and sweet. The food was excellent, from seafood to pasta,priced reflecting the location. Service and the location of our table left a lot to be desired. We couldn't get a table outside, so we were put inside next to an ice maker that hummed...More

Thank Yankeetanker
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Doug-Lisa G
We was there last week and ate there 3 different times. We loved everything we ordered! I had the fish and chips and loved the tarter sauce!!! I was wondering if you give out the recipe or just tell me what is in it. I make my own but it's not as good as yours!! Thanks! Lisa
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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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