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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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Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here in the past & always enjoyed it. It has been slightly renovated since our last visit. Charming place to sit outside overlooking the beach. Great atmosphere, very good staff and very good food! We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the island.

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Nyack, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were surprised how much we enjoyed our delicious thanksgiving dinner here. The staff were all fantastic and the setting was beautiful right on the beach. We ended up moving inside as it was pretty chilly and we still had an ocean view. V kid friendly and accommodating. We went back for breakfast on our last day and it was... More 

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Surrey, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When we first arrive on the island and our accommodation isn't ready yet, this is our first port of call. A good lunch with large portions. Didn't need a main meal later in the day therefore. Friendly service and What a View!

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west florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Since I live in the area, I have been here several times. I keep hoping that this place will improve. The whole operation seems disorganized. Service can range from average to nonexistent. It used to be a small restaurant with a great breakfast and lunch crowd. Once they added the huts and outdoor seating, it went downhill. I do sometimes... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We only went here for drinks at sunset and I was glad that we did not dine here after reading all the reviews and experiencing the poor service. Although the setting is great - right on the beach with tiki bar experience that is very fun --the prices are high and service was poor. It took forever to get a... More 

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

terrific spot right on the beach w/extensive menu from snacks to full course meals, and full bar, all reasonably priced. If it's a cold windy day (infrequent in sunny Florida) don't sit outside even if it is smack on the beach; we did and couldn't stay as long as we would have liked. Enjoyed this very casual, friendly place.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We are staying only a few hundred yards away and have walked and driven past many times. It always looked good, as it does at night from the outside. Tonight, as it was cold, we ate inside. After ordering our overpriced wine and beer, we waited absolutely ages to order our meals and had to stop another staffer to eventually... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stopped in to grab a bite and have a drink with some friends. We arrived around 6:30 and it was cool outside. They had a dozen or so LP heaters outside where we were. We asked them if they could light one because it was getting cold. We were told that they were all out of LP. So we sat... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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312 reviews 312 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With a location like this, views across the water and great accessibility, this cafe should be a complete success. However, despite having numerous staff working (we counted 9) and a not-full dining room, the service went from sloppy to dire within minutes... And stayed there. The hostess was the only staff member who seemed to be making any effort at... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in our way around Anna Maria for a lite bite and cool beverage. Great tiki bar right on the beach...reminded us of Cozumel. We ordered the roasted feta that was very tasty. We will be back soon!

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Additional Information about Gulf Drive Cafe

Address: 900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
Phone Number: 941-778-1919
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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