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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
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to have lunch on the ocean. You must try the alligator bites and the grouper. Our server, Collin, made the experience all the more enjoyable. I would definitely come back in a heartbeat.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were staying a short walk from this establishment for a 3 week holiday on this paradise island. Visited several times and really enjoyed the food and the service. Lunchtime on 11th Aug, I left the family on the beach and went for lunch and a drink, the bar tender was the rudest most inefficient I have ever come across,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had lunch on Tuesday.. the turkey club was great. Jonesy the new manager was a lot of fun to meet. he's also getting the place in ship-shape after a bit of a rough start with the grand reopening. the foods is way better now. for sure this place will be a top notch spot on Anna Maria.. we're looking... More

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Haskell, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant on our first night - walking distance from the condo- atmosphere was cool Margaritas were delicious - very strong and food was delicious. Service was awesome. Our waiter Collin was absolutely the best. Super attentive, upbeat, funny, and friendly. Would definitely return for his awesome service.

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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate here on our last night in florida and were wowed by the stunning sunset and view overlooking the white sandy beach. The food was great ( I recommend the haiwaian chicken) although they disnt do appetisers, some of the main courses seemed appropriate to share as a starter. The staff and service were great also

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

good breakfast , on the beach great for watching sunset . close to everything and trollery stop. was told not to eat at for dinner by locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The sunsets here are as good as it gets on the gulf coast. We have eaten here many times and have tried most of the menu items. They have more upscale things but my personal favorite is the fish and chips. AND you have to do as we do and request Collin Thompson as your server. He knows the menu... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived for breakfast and the hostess , Tina asked where we would like to sit and gave us the short tour and update. My husband told her he wanted good food, beach view and a full moon laughingly. She sat us on the old patio area, disappeared and shortly returned with a drawing of a full moon on a... More

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Hagley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

After two wonderful weeks on the island paradise that is Anna Maria Island we chose to dine here on our last evening before coming home. We wanted to sample the Tiki bar atmosphere as well as have a meal with a view looking out over the sea. Firstly we had a drink at the Tiki bar but unfortunately the only... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were on vacation for a week and this was the only bad restaurant that we went to during the week.The food and the service were poor , the view from the bar is very nice.

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