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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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“french toast” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (17 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 4 days ago via mobile

So excited to escape winter and went straight here off the plane with family who winter here. Signed up for a table with 45 minute wait, was double that. Many patrons appeared to be over served and the bar and restaurant were understaffed. When we...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on our 1st day. Although the service was a little off, it’s a great place to watch the sunset! I captured this great photo & wanted to share!

Thank Lance1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter ordered Island French toast. Two years ago they served it with coconut, pineapple, orange slices, and it was wonderful. This time there was NOTHING on it. We asked server to take it back to kitchen to have it dressed properly. We were told...More

Thank sugarsinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I stopped here for dinner. It was a little confusing to find the hostess station. The food was ok and the service wasn’t great by any means. But that just might have been out waitress. They did have live music and that...More

Thank klbc1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This casual spot is a nostalgic favorite. The fruit topped waffles are a genuine breakfast treat! Everything we tried from the breakfast menu was good. The view of the beach was great! It’s not fancy but it is consistently good.

Thank LOP7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 30 minutes for table – normal, then we waited 30 minutes for drinks, then 90 minutes for food, then we canceled additional drinks after waiting 30 minutes. We were allowed to pay after another 45 minutes. So if you have half a day...More

1  Thank Milan V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined several times at the Gulf Drive Cafe sitting outside on the open patio looking out over the Gulf. The service was slow, the food slow to come out, but the food was delicious and the setting amazing. They serve breakfast all day; the...More

Thank MAP218218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the terrible reviews here, and also a non recommendation from a friend we really hesitated trying the Gulf Coast Cafe. But it was within walking distance on the beach from our condo, so we decided to give it a try. This was at...More

Thank Hopefully2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of many visits to this great restaurant. As always the food was excellent. We ordered build a burger and grilled shrimp Tacos. Brooklyn our server was really welcoming and helpful. Couldn’t fault any part of our evening and we will definitely return again on...More

Thank JayPee22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best friend got married on the beach at the Gulf Drive Cafe and I was her maid of honor. Everything went off without a hitch and was perfect! Stephanie, the wedding coordinator is THE BEST!!!

Thank dms9116
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Questions & Answers
John M
3 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
18 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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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