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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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harleyd73
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Average food, small portions, very expensive poor service... We had oatmeal was very good but a Very Small cup for almost $5.. Pancakes 2 lg cakes just ok good thick bacon. $9 gave me pan cakes with no Syrup.. Had to wait 5 min for waitress to bring it to our table. By that time cakes were cold.. We were... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First visit here back in April, while in Sarasota on vacation again tried it for a few more times. Each visit was good, parking over the road is easy, seated outside looking over the white sand on this un crowded beach. Servers are polite and the drinks arrived in no time. The food was served hot, and smelt good, tasted... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

ATTEMPTED to eat dinner here for the first time tonight. Have nothing to say about food/drink quality because we were never able to order!! The poor impressions started when the hostess practically ran away from us to the table, tossed the menus down and ran back away without a word. 10 minutes go by and no one came to greet... More

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BoyneCity, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Theres nothing like having coffee and breakfast situated on a beach, especially when you have a front row seat to dolphin watching. Yes in other reviews of here its not like it was 5 years ago. Things were more simple and had better service. The staff seemed to be frustrated with not enough waiters and mentioned not to sit in... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The beach view is unreal and the restaurant looks like it would have a great atmosphere from the street. Unfortunately the service was very slow, the clam chowder was like 6 bucks per bowl and only filled up half way and barely warm when served. Had to ask for extra fries for the gyro because there were probably only like... More

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Floodwood, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We ate a delicious breakfast here. It was a little more pricier than some places we eat but it is a resort island The wait time was very long. Almost I hr. for a breakfast sandwich and a omelet. There is a bakery and a wide wide selection of ice cream. There is outdoor seating outside on the beach and... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Have been coming to AMI for years and always pay the cafe a visit.... We had several breakfasts here this time and one dinner... Service was good as ever, the food tasted good and the view never changes. It's great to go in for a few drinks at the end of the day too, the place is vibrant and there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arrived at about 1700 on a Thursday afternoon. There was only one lady working the bar and taking orders, she was very nice and tried her best, but it was chaos, waited about 10 mins for a weak cocktail, so gave the food a miss, we saw a few other people waiting and not happy.

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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We've been coming here for years and are excited about the expansion!! Not only is the view/dining experience the best around the food and prices are hard to beat!! Love the Island feel😊 I highly recommend the Island French toast and any Quiche will not be a disappointment!! Fried oysters and shrimp tacos were delish also!!

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Can't beat the beachfront view here. Portions large & tasty, you won't leave hungry. Service sometimes slow - don't go if you're in any hurry.

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