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

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  • 74
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice outside tables

Had lunch and breakfast on two separate occassions. Food is Ok, not really served hot but eating virtually on the beach is nice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sedgewick145
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Kincardine, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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493 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kincardine, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Had lunch and breakfast on two separate occassions. Food is Ok, not really served hot but eating virtually on the beach is nice.

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Wimborne
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51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Although recently refurbished this place only has one thing going for it, the location, the food is mediocre, the wait staff slovenly and the prices crazy. If you must, go for the sunset and a cocktail, eat somewhere else.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was very close to the beach house we rented. We went early to avoid a wait and to get convenient parking. The food was good and the wait staff friendly. The best part was the view. There is inside and outside dining. We dined outside. Bring sunglasses as the setting sun can be bright.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped by at the cafe (not main restaurant!) a few times and every time service was terrible. Staff was rude, the coffee we ordered was cold and brewed in a morning (we were at the cafe an in afternoon), the ice cream was so soft and melted that I ended up not even ordering it.

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Saint David, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

By far the worst experience ever, started off with ordering their "amazing Bloody Mary", it was the worst one I have ever had, no vodka, watered down tomato juice, absolutely no flavor, and the waitress spilled one on my sisters lap, cut her finger while cleaning it up and left blood on our Bloody Mary glass...the food had no seasoning... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It started out with a big mix up on our order. Our server and Kelli (manager) handled the situation absolutely perfectly. I had read all the poor reviews and wondered about the food. It was exquisite. Perfect.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Ideal location on AMI. Food is average and service is very poor. We've been there multiple times and have the same experience every visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, the worst service of any bar in sarasota & manatee county. 4 bartenders all doing nothing.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Service is reliably slow. Food is always below average, the drinks were not good. This place offers a great view but nothing else. It has never been good. Why did we think it might have improved?

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London
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I am truly absolutely staggered at the awful reviews on here! I am a UK resident but have been coming to Florida and beautiful Anna Maria Island for about 25 years, since this place was a beach hut. Wherever we go in Florid we always make this cafe our first and last stop. The location is stunning, the staff are... 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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