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

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lunch with the kids, kids are being kids and Valerie handled it without a beat. Good food great service, will be back! Right on the beach, amazing view, amazing location! The service from Valerie was the high point!

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Venice, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the restaurant an enormous wait list at the check in stand. There was a very young girl at the counter who was staring out in space and didn't seem to even see us. Our party of 13 waited for her to go find us a table but when she walked back in she looking at us like... More

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are wrapping up a trip for our 25th. By chance stayed in a condo next door to the Gulf Drive Cafe. What a perfect match! Have had two dinners, one lunch and two unbelievable breakfasts here. Joseph the waiter gave us 5 star service. The fish tacos and fresh grouper were fantastic. No better place to... More

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It started immediately when we arrived. We were rudely "greeted" by the grumpy owner. Before even asking what are plans were he told us we needed to check in inside. All we wanted to do was sit at the bar and have dinner and drinks. Once we finally made it to the bar we waited for 15 minutes to even... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We have been to this place before and had bad experiences. But it had been a few years so we decided to try again. WRONG MOVE!! We got there at 2:45 PM and we wanted to order from the breakfast menu. We were told that the breakfast menu ended at 2:00 PM and that the kitchen was too small to... More

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