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Gulf Drive Cafe

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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My review is only of the bar outside. When my husband and I were there it was really slow and the bar tender paid very little attention to us. Then there was a bad stench of sour beer and the bar top appeared to be wiped down but was sticky........like old liquor sticky. Then we saw several fruit flies around... More 

Thank tlgfda
New York
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a walk here for some gelato. Lots of favors to choose from. Also have coffee, espresso, cappuccino, milkshakes, iced coffees.

Thank kkm68
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good beach bar that has a thanksgiving dinner special. We got our full of turkey and stuffing while the kids ordered off the kids menu. Everyone was smiling and we got to watch a beautiful sunset. Service was friendly, but a little on the slow side- we didn't mind- we are on vacation after all.

Thank Brendan B
Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there every Sunday morning for breakfast and enjoy the sunrise as well as watching the dolphins, They have done and are continuing to do a lot of reservations to update the restaurant. Very good meal at a fair price.

Thank Bob C
Holmes Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love eating breakfast @ Gulf Drive Café. You look out on the Gulf of Mexico and never know what you might see. The food is very good. My husband gets the omelet and I get the waffle or French toast. Service is always great.

Thank sparrow2008
Nashville, TN
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had early lunch on a Monday with young son and husband. We got to switch right next to the sand. The sand was perfectly soft and clean. Our son loved playing in it. Service was fast and friendly. Food came out in acceptable time. I ordered pina colada and it wasn't mixed. The bottom was rum and I had to... More 

Thank msfeagan
Claygate, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink on the way to Bridge Street. The view of the sunset from the deck is awesome and the drinks are reasonably priced. The live music is ok, maybe a bit loud if you happen to be sitting at the south end of the bar but reasonable repertoire of 60s and 70s and later music. It's... More 

Thank JPC1010
Conway, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiki bar area is beautiful. Beach front lifestyle at it's finest. Great food, drinks and staff was super friendly.

Thank Bruce M
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been a favorite for many years and a tradition for waffles and omelets whenever family gathers. Breakfast is the only meal I would eat here as the food is pretty average. The recent renovation and huge addition did nothing to improve the service, but there are not usually waits for a table anymore. This is a remarkably... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held our wedding ceremony and reception here at the Gulf Dr Tiki Hut and the quality of service was great. We also had the restaurant make the food for the reception which turned out delicious. It was truly a perfect place to hold such a special day.

Thank Maria P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?