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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
941-778-1919
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 74
    Poor
  • 109
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful Views, Good Food, Patience required.

We visited this location for brunch on a Sunday Morning during spring break. Our views were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food that was cooked as ordered. Our server was a bit ridiculous. She rolled her eyes when my husband and friends ordered their drinks from the bar and the them it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ChrisMiss04
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see the sunset and this place had the perfect view. Bartenders were friendly and the view couldn't be better. We decided to stay for dinner...that was the mistake. Service was terrible. I ordered a beer at the beginning of the dinner and never received it (we were there for about an hour). Had the gator and grouper... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this location for brunch on a Sunday Morning during spring break. Our views were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food that was cooked as ordered. Our server was a bit ridiculous. She rolled her eyes when my husband and friends ordered their drinks from the bar and the them it would be a while. When I ordered a mimosa... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been going there for breakfast, on and off for years. I always hope for better service, but it just gets worse. The average wait for food is 45 minutes, after getting a table.

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere, though a little loud. Parking is across the street so do have to cross Gulf Road, which is very busy, but we managed just fine. Food was very good and large portions. Service was a little slow but they were very very busy as it was spring break.

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Minneapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tommy was our waiter. Terrific , friendly waiter with good knowledge of the menu. Restraurant is on the beach with beautiful sunsets. Food was good with fun salsa music playing. Enjoy

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The tiki bar is nice and has a great atmosphere. The bartenders are friendly and they have plenty of them as well (who likes to wait 15 mins for a refill). That being said the restaurant is below average in my opinion. Server was not very friendly, food took forever and once we finnally got our food, no one was... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

They have quite a variety of menu items. Lots of sun sheltered open air dining. We had three breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner over the course of two weeks. Consistently snail-paced service.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My husband, mother-in-law, and I have been to Gulf Drive Cafe many times over the years we've been vacationing on AMI. So, we know that each time we eat here, we're running a gamble on the service being average to slow. This year, our first visit was on a Tuesday at about 8 a.m. We got seated right away on... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit this area it is tradition that we stop here and eat though progressively it has gone down hill a bit since the first time we stopped in. I think the expansion they did a couple years ago might have been a bit to much since now it's not really a moms and pops place we loved... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Having seen this appear several times in a related thread on good breakfast places, I felt compelled to try it even though I have been aware of the ongoing unfavorable food service reviews. What I've figured out is that there are many people who will give thumbs up to any establishment on the beach... regardless of the food and/or drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 941-778-1919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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