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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
941-778-1919
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Great Location on the beach

Staff seemed to not want to be there, slow to acknowledge customers consistently over the 4 days we visited. Food was average quality, average price. Other than location it has nothing going for it. Ate lunch and breakfast here several days for the view.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Tammy K
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just arrived back in the UK after two weeks on Anna Maria. We had breakfast here a total of 4 times. We were a party of 6. Never had a bad meal. View is great. Had fruit platter, eggs benedict, hash and eggs, pancakes. All food was served promptly hot and we had great service. They are quite busy on... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had drinks in the Tiki Hut, great atmosphere. Breeze from the beach flows through, the music was good. The drinks were average and a bit pricey.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stayed in AMI for the weekend and came here 3 times to eat! Perfect patio weather and wonderful fresh food! When I come back to Anna Maria Island I will definitely make the trip back out!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We usually eat here on our last day. Breakfast with a killer view of the ocean. The food is good and plenty. This is a diner, don't come here with an attitude, just enjoy the VIEW!

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Chicago. IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch. Immediately we were ushered to the outside deck. I explained we would like to eat inside. The hostess (?) seemed a little flustered with that but we were seated inside. There was no one else in there. We immediately felt very unwelcomed. Almost felt as if we were a burden. We sat there for about 6... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Staff seemed to not want to be there, slow to acknowledge customers consistently over the 4 days we visited. Food was average quality, average price. Other than location it has nothing going for it. Ate lunch and breakfast here several days for the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went there on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Friends we were staying with said the breakfasts were all the rage. Well, if you eat there, you best bring an appetite. There were six of us in the group. Seated as soon as we walked in. Server was attentive and didn't forget about us. So, we all ordered different things from... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We hadn't been here in a few years but decided to try it for lunch last week. I had the fish tacos and they were really good. Was pleasantly surprised at the food quality and of course eating outside by the beach is always fun.

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Lakeland, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ok, so the view is incredible! But the service was terrible, the food is overpriced and terrible! As we were paying the waiter had the audacity to ask if he should bring us change! Then before we left he came and got his tip off the table!! Will not give them my hard earned money again.

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Bradenton, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Their best feature is the spectacular view of the gulf. They have a sizeable outdoor Tiki bar, great for having drinks with friends. Now for the bad part....their food and service. We've given the menu repeated tries, on three different visits. On each visit, the orders were either wrong, or incomplete. Once, we ordered salads, and they forgot to give... 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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