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

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 69
    Poor
  • 103
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hit and a miss

Hadn't been to Anna Maria Island in several years so when we returned this February one of the first places we wanted to visit for breakfast was the Gulf Drive Cafe. First visit was on a Saturday and it went great. Service and food were very good. Had the corned beef hash and eggs and they were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
bagdadbob
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Bagdad, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bagdad, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been to Anna Maria Island in several years so when we returned this February one of the first places we wanted to visit for breakfast was the Gulf Drive Cafe. First visit was on a Saturday and it went great. Service and food were very good. Had the corned beef hash and eggs and they were excellent. Second visit... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Drinks shockingly overpriced. Terrible service. Drooling intoxicated person at bar. Foggy night, not overly busy. Couple behind us served wrong meal with much fuss.

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Bradenton, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went out to the cafe on Sunday and at first was having service problems because it was very busy. We just have to understand that sometimes you must be patient when this happens. Then came the manager and she got it all right on track with some great customer service. We did not eat but had some very tasty Martini's... More 

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Carterville
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had been at the Cafe on previous years. We had given them the benefit of not judging the restaurant because they were under renovations. This year, we went to the Gulf Drive Cafe and expected more from the restaurant, but, it was worse. The restaurant, seating, bathrooms all appeared unclean. The chairs and tables were sticky. My husband only... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were 6 and each had a different meal...all were terrific. The asparagus omelet was excellent. We were however crammed into a corner by the old door. Otherwise it was a very nice place for breakfast. A stroll on the beach afterwards is a nice way to work off too many potatoes. We will go back much more after the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It pains me to write this review. We have enjoyed the Gulf Drive Cafe for several years. However, as they have expanded the restaurant significantly the past couple of years, they now have problems with not-enough servers, long wait times for food and less time to be pleasant with customers. I've thought for awhile the kitchen capacity may not be... More 

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Hamburg, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Gulf Drive Cafe at least once a week to watch an incredible sunset, eat amazing Nachos and their Cobb Salad is delicious (especially the Cobb salad dressing)!!! Chris J has been our server a few times and he is very attentive to our particular requests as well as extremely friendly!!! Last night we had such a wonderful... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Have eaten here before when on vacation. Food is always consistent. The service this time however was very accommodating. Chris took excellent care of us and moved us inside when we started to get cold on the sun went down. All main courses were delicious!!!!

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florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have eaten here before. But this afternoon was really chilly for Bradenton area. When I got the clam chowder it was perfectly heated and probably the bet I've tasted since the she crab soup in Myrtle Beach at Cagney's back in 09. The corn beef on the house sandwich is comparable to any found Chicago.This is a stop you... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Can't say enough how much we loved our meal. The place has changed alot since we were last down. The Kokonut Hut is a great addition. We loved the atmosphere, the food and drinks, and the service! Gulf drive will continue to be a regular stop when we are down.

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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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