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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%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (16 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

I honestly do not care for this place that much. I went to have a drink at the bar on a not so busy night, they gave me the wrong beer and then said I was wrong. Prices are to much for the food but...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gulf Drive Cafe, also known as the Tiki Hut, remains my favorite in this area. With a choice of tables on the beach or inside dining, the menu ranges from hearty breakfast omelettes and blintzes to hamburgers, seafood (including grouper), quesadillas, and more. There's...More

Thank Judy5569
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch at the Gulf Drive Cafe. Good location right on the beach. Very quiet as we were late for lunch. Limited shade when the sun is at its peak unless you opt for an inside table.

Thank Roxane10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came recommended by friends, so we had lunch here despite the less than stellar reviews. I have to say, the location and view ABSOLUTELY make it worth a visit. We sat maybe two feet from the sand at a nice, shaded table, and...More

Thank TravelerBabs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here 3 times now, once for lunch and the other 2 for breakfast. I would highly recommend the Island French Toast. The view is magnificent and the food is great too. 5/5 for sure and worth visiting at least once. Can’t get much better...More

Thank ZanderShmander10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JayPee22
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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