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Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
941-778-1919
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We went to gulf drive today for a late lunch and it was awesome. I had the farmers omelette (breakfast served til 2pm) kids had fish tacos and my wife had the beet salad. Service and food were impeccable. We had our mini dachsund with us as well and they welcomed our four legged family member.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

great view good food, tiki bar numerous televisions, patio tables beachside with umbrellas, good hot roast beef sandwich, good cop salad, fair prices, good service Bon Appetit

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On hols here from UK. Easy parking opposite. Huge Tiki hut with superb views over sands to Gulf and front row seats to the awesome sunsets. Reasonably comprehensive menu, from burgers to seafood and steaks. Good choice starters too. Server was fun and knowledgeable but was very busy so ordering was a bit chaotic. But heckb - we,'re on holiday.... More

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Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been here twice in our 4 days on the island once for food and once for drinks at the Tiki bar. Our food was mediocre although the service was good. Today we walked down the beach for a drink at the Tiki bar. We had to ask two different waiters to take our order. The second waiter walked... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Right on the beach. Good food and polite great people living and working locally. Loved it. Been here every time we've come to the island! Breakfast lunch or supper... Always good!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Lots of staff but our server was a little distracted by the antics of the bar staff throwing olives around! Shame really as the food was fairly good and the sunset even better. Needs a manager to sort out the outside bar. Busy place with a good potential.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We go for breakfast or dinner at least 3 times a month. The food is delicious especially the Belgian Waffles and their seafood is something you won't forget. They have a kokohut bar with entertainment You want find a better place to end you day a drink and beautiful sunset. Be sure and bring your camera

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Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had been to this restaurant before the unfortunate evening that is the reason for this post. On prior visits all was fine and that is why we chose to take our family from out of town here. First off we put our name on the list to be seated out by the Tiki Bar area as there were TVs... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went to the Gulf Drive Café twice in the past few weeks. What a waste of time. The first time I had to ask if someone was ever going to come wait on us and after about ten minutes someone came over and took our order. I thought maybe that was just a bad day and I went back... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Was glad to see the Good Things don't Always Change. I returned back, and we had the Best Flakey Fish & Chips with Cottage Fries today, and Reasonably Priced! Service was Awesome (Thanks Valerie!) We will try and swing back soon for the myriad of different kind of waffles. The white sugar cane sand and turquoise waters adds to a... More

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