We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (11 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,118)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 1,103 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gulf Drive Cafe has a great location. The variety on the menu is good. I decided to splurge and ordered a pound of crab legs for "market price" which was $35. That wouldn't have been so bad except for the following. First, they didn't give...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on Bradenton Beach, this restaurant has been extended to include a bar. The bar staff are attentive and friendly, which is a direct contradiction of other reviews submitted previously. I can only assume that the poor service referred to is directed at the staff...More

Thank hootiejohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had several great meals here. I don’t recommend the crab cakes although it’s difficult to find them just right on the island anywhere but I’m a bit spoiled by the real deal...Maryland Chesapeake Bay lump crab cakes. Everything else I’ve tried here has been...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beautiful evening with gentle island style music and a great breeze. I had the shrimp, avocado, mango salad with a light home made dressing on the side. My husband had fish and chips crispy breaking and light tender fish. It was great!

Thank RuthAnn98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view of the Water and Beach. Watched the Sunset as we listened to live Music. Peel n Eat Shrimp very tasty. Great Rum Runners! Had pretzel with cheese reminded me of Wisconsin. Had Blackened Grouper...everything I want in a Beach Restaurant. Can't believe any...More

Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed nearby and ate here evenings and for breakfast, great atmosphere, great staff and goof food and drink. superb sunsets and you may get to see dolphins and turtles. great place to relax

Thank thewrightones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, typical beach food, but served with a smile. Drinks were good and mot strong, which is good if you need to head back to work. Nice break sitting on the edge of the sand watching the water and the passing boats. Try the...More

Thank Cek939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the things we like to do is get peel and eat shrimp as an appetizer. It was tough, I mean TOUGH. That was a real surprise. The rest of the meal was average at best. Service was rather inattentive.

Thank cbprc
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This has to be the best kept secret on the island. Stunning views, great food and friendly service. Look at that view!!

Thank scott w
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Breakfast is amazing. Bar at night is perfect, open air and beach front. Easy parking and access. Went many times during the short stay.

1  Thank Rick L
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Marlin Grill
893 reviews
.68 km away
Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina
778 reviews
1.15 km away
Bridge Street Bistro
815 reviews
.63 km away
Beach House Restaurant
2,920 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bradenton Beach City Pier
184 reviews
.71 km away
Adventure Away
116 reviews
.64 km away
Blue Water Explorers
60 reviews
.43 km away
Paradise Boat Tours
619 reviews
.69 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John M
3 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing