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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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English first
Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We have been here twice in our 4 days on the island once for food and once for drinks at the Tiki bar. Our food was mediocre although the service was good. Today we walked down the beach for a drink at the Tiki bar. We had to ask two different waiters to take our order. The second waiter walked... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Right on the beach. Good food and polite great people living and working locally. Loved it. Been here every time we've come to the island! Breakfast lunch or supper... Always good!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Lots of staff but our server was a little distracted by the antics of the bar staff throwing olives around! Shame really as the food was fairly good and the sunset even better. Needs a manager to sort out the outside bar. Busy place with a good potential.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We go for breakfast or dinner at least 3 times a month. The food is delicious especially the Belgian Waffles and their seafood is something you won't forget. They have a kokohut bar with entertainment You want find a better place to end you day a drink and beautiful sunset. Be sure and bring your camera

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Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had been to this restaurant before the unfortunate evening that is the reason for this post. On prior visits all was fine and that is why we chose to take our family from out of town here. First off we put our name on the list to be seated out by the Tiki Bar area as there were TVs... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went to the Gulf Drive Café twice in the past few weeks. What a waste of time. The first time I had to ask if someone was ever going to come wait on us and after about ten minutes someone came over and took our order. I thought maybe that was just a bad day and I went back... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Was glad to see the Good Things don't Always Change. I returned back, and we had the Best Flakey Fish & Chips with Cottage Fries today, and Reasonably Priced! Service was Awesome (Thanks Valerie!) We will try and swing back soon for the myriad of different kind of waffles. The white sugar cane sand and turquoise waters adds to a... More

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goldsboro nc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have not been in this area for many years and boy has this place changed. There is now a BIG thatched roof with bar and dining. We had lunch here and it was very good. Great menu with lots of choices so something for everyone. We shall return.

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Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our last visit for breakfast was not very good but since we like this scenic spot and the restaurant we decided to give it another try. I had the Belgian waffle and my husband had the pancakes and eggs. Everything was served nice and hot and it was delicious. The waitstaff were all very pleasant and we had a wonderful... More

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ayrshire scotland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Arrived here 0730 for breakfast and it was so quite. Over looking the gulf on a beautiful morning. It was idyllic . The service was good and the omelettes were huge and very tasty. We have been coming here for many years and the cafe has expanded greatly. Be back soon.

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