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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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Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
VA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Worst customer service ever - and I really mean EVER! We strolled up to the beach with family in tow (one of which was in a handicap beach wheelchair). We were hoping to grab one of the many open tables outside on the deck. Employees buzzed by and growled for us to get out of the way (sorry to take... More

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Bradenton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to Kokonut Hut/Gulf Drive Cafe this morning for breakfast. The view was gorgeous. Something seriously has to be wrong if you are rated #22 of #22 and have more terrible ratings than good or excellent. I ordered a spinach, feta and bacon omelette. I took a bite and told my husband something was weird, then another, my husband... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to the island for over 10 years, and we have breakfast here often. It is always great. Had dinner here last night and will never go back again for dinner. Service was awful, had to wait for over 30 minutes for our food ! And it was not good. I could understand it taking so long... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I have had a couple of experiences with this location over the last couple of years and it is not good. Was at the beach and thought I would give it a chance with some of my friends since the location is so great. We came in at 2 pm and the menu says breakfast all day so we decided... More

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West Paris, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were in town for our sons wedding. Location is great, but then it begins to go downhill fast from there. Although the food was acceptable, the 2.5 hour wait 2 days in a row for breakfast was unacceptable. The wedding party contracted or a Cash Bar to be available to all guests who wanted to purchase drinks. There was... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We ordered within 5 minutes of sitting down. It took 20 minutes to get a drink from the bar, an hour to get 1 appetizer, and another 20 minutes to get our food. Meanwhile, tables that were seated long after we ordered had almost finished their food. The chef looked very confused when we mentioned we had been waiting a... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The positives - hostess and bartenders were friendly and helpful. Great location directly on the beach. Good spot for drinks and sunset. As for the rest, terrible food and not so prompt service by wait staff will have me looking elsewhere for dining.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I came down here two years ago on vacation and LOVED it! We met up with friends there tonight and it was the worst service! We waited an hour to get seated, they never told us a time frame. Then when we were seated, we waited 20 just for drinks! And we didn't have enough menus for the 5 of... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Because of the construction, we had not been to the Beach Cafe in two years. Now that it is finished, we decided to try it for breakfast. After reading previous reviews we were somewhat apprehensive but we had guests who had not yet had a beach experience and we thought this was a perfect place. - beautiful white sand, turquoise... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had such a nice time at this restaurant. The live music was really good. The food was very good. The Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos were excellent. The kids liked their food too. The service was a bit slow, but our waitress was super nice. We had a very good evening.

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