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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Average at best

It was mother's day so we expected to wait but an hour and a half? Then, the waitress forgot to enter our order and we waited another at least an hour. Luckily we weren't in a rush and enjoyed the beach and water view. Food was average for brunch.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
bigfisch
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Palm Bay, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It was mother's day so we expected to wait but an hour and a half? Then, the waitress forgot to enter our order and we waited another at least an hour. Luckily we weren't in a rush and enjoyed the beach and water view. Food was average for brunch.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I had the Anna Maria island salad, it was fruity and delicious. It had a little kick, though! We sat on the porch with a nice breeze and shade looking over the water at lunch. Service was good, view was better.

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Riverview, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel with the anticipation of eating outside and watching the sunset. However there were so many smokers outside that it was immediately apparent that we would not be able to enjoy one of the many perks of a beachside restaurant. We ate inside and while the waitstaff was friendly and the food decent,... More 

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Pittsburgh
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went twice for breakfast and had good experiences. The waitstaff was friendly, the coffee was good and the portions were big. The island french toast (with coconut and pineapple) was outstanding and the fruit platter was huge, fresh and delicious. The view is great as you're right on the beach. Saturday morning we had no wait but Sunday morning had... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had quit going to this place because of the horrible service but a friend was in town and wanted to try it. No complaints about the food but still the worst service on the island. Now I remember why I don't go there. The management of this place definitely doesn't subscribe to the philosophy that the customer is always right.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Slow service, mediocre food. Don't be fooled. The Kokonut Hut is attached to this restaurant. They are both lousy in my experience. These locals will not be going back.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

four things wrong with the order - they responded though --- never seems like anyone there to greet you -- hectic -- seated near kitchen VERY loud bangs all the time - ice machine - noisy --- BUT the location is great and the food pretty good --- so thanks for that ---

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Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sunset was great, food okay. Waiter dropped a dish of sour cream near my chair that splattered over my legs, shorts & jacket. White spots everywhere!! When I informed the manager she told me it should "wash out"." It was an accident that only happens about once a year". She then reluctantly stated I could give them my dry cleaning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This morning I visited Gulf Drive, the view was great, the food was ok, but the service was excellent! Virginia was attentive and sweet! I would go back just to visit her again!

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I recently met at Gulf Drive Café on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton Beach. We had a party of 11 on a Saturday morning at about 9:00 AM. I had read some reviews before we went, and was very unimpressed. The reviews were not good at all! We are so happy to say we had... 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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