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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, 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
Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail! Really enjoyed the fish tacos which was a blackened mahi! Our poor waiter got saddled with a party of 30 as well as my party of 4, so service was a little spotty but we didn't mind with the beautiful scenery to keep our mind occupied!

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Cheney, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the resturant service was great Collin was so nice and helpful would recommend it to all my friends and family

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Heard this place had the best breakfast around. I don't agree. Service was very slow. Food was fair but nothing spectacular. The fruit wasn't fresh and the home fries tasted like smoked meat. I will say that the views of the gulf were amazing from our table! Other than the view, this is just another restaurant.

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Vidalia, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had absolutely the worse service in this restaurant. We went last year and had bad service, but they were in the process of remodeling. However, this year was just as horrible. We will NOT be going back.

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columbus, ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the Gulf Cafe two weeks ago, despite the negative reviews on Urbanspoon and Yelp. The food was fairly good and we had a good server. We were a little unnerved however, when an elderly gentleman kept wandering through the restaurant with a large dog and then proceeded to leash it behind the ice cream cooler, where food... More

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Arcadia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the second year I've tried going to this restaurant and it is the second year the service was terrible. I let it go last year as they were remodeling but evidently that wasn't the problem. Service is slow and there is a good chance when your order comes it will be wrong. Even the bar cannot get orders... More

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This cute cafe has amazing seafood! Outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the gulf. Clam chowder soup was to die for! Fish and shrimp was awesome too!

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Tampa, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you can't get fish tacos right at a tiki bar, you're obviously not too concerned about returning customers. Three of those were ordered at our table and they were all overcooked. I ordered lamb gyro... probably should have known better. How difficult is it to make tzatziki? No taste of cucumbers in yoghurt... and yoghurt was liquid. On a... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I cant believe some of these reviews ๐Ÿ˜• the food was amazing and the service great. Please dont be put off...mango anf blueberry waffles for breakfast AMAZING and having your evening meal and watching the sunset was bliss ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ…

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had the calamari and tuna melt at Koconut Hut, which is the tiki bar attached to the restaurant (same kitchen for both). Great atmosphere, cooling fans, right on the beach.

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