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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
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Reviewed yesterday

I was surprised to see the poor reviews of this restaurant, because that wasn't our experience at all. In fact we went back several times for both breakfast and dinner. Loved sitting outside, watching the water and the passersby on the beach. Our servers were...More

Thank misshr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Party of 10. We were seated immediately. Megan and Brooklyn, servers, were fabulous. Drinks were a little watered down. Food was outstanding. Sunset was amazing.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First, our waiter was RUDE! Second, the drinks are awful and taste like they are made with bottom shelf liquor but you're charged for top shelf. Lastly, the food was disgusting. Never have I received a plate that looked like that for the price charged....More

Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere perfect. Service was horrible. Not only did me, my wife, and my daughter have to wait 20 mins just to get acknowledged, we placed our order and waited over an hour to receive it. A table came in after our order was placed...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We parked, walked in and ordered our food. Part of the family went back to the car to get a football for the beach while waiting for our food and one of the staff aggressively demanded that we moved our car from the parking lot...More

Thank Beachlovingmom0202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here! Yummy breakfast menu and the views are amazing! We will be back next year! Family friendly for sure

Thank nikityree
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing overall. No real wait for seating and had a good view of the beach, but the service and food left a bit to be desired. Food was mediocre at best. Also, we were charged for a splitting fee and the platter was not even...More

Thank Cholangiographer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is beautiful. Didn’t like the pigeons all over the deck. The bill for four of us was high for what we ordered; 2 burgers, tacos and a salad, seems there was an up charge for everything, bringing the bill to close to $100....More

Thank kacviola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When they were small it was great. Now, it's terrible, overpriced, terrible service and I think they are possibly scam patrons. We were charged for food we didn't order and never received an itemized bill. After paying I realized the bill was wrong. This is...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Ahi tuna and mahi tacos. Both were good and the drinks were good. Server was nice and the view was amazing

Thank Capt_America_IA
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John M
July 3, 2017|
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Response from choosee | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We always enjoyed the food here. Breakfast on Saturday with the young man playing music was especially good. Plus dinner on a few occasions. Shame the other people did not find it so good.
Doug-Lisa G
April 18, 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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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