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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on a slow Monday. Seated quickly on the patio, although it wasn't raining and there was no immediate threat of rain the plastic sidings were down making it uncomfortably hot and steamy. Waiter seemed like we were an interruption. So hot and indifferent service we left prior to ordering. We've eaten here many times over the years and... More 

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Bradenton, FL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Terrible experience. Never again. I live two miles from this place, so thought I would try it in our "off season". We were seated on the patio with a great view of the Gulf. Once we had ordered, an employee came along and lowered dirty plastic sheets because of "rain coming". It became hot and we could not see the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch and drinks. Fries weren't very good and drinks expensive and little or no alcohol in them. Basically pair to sit in good atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?