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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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Yateley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are staying only a few hundred yards away and have walked and driven past many times. It always looked good, as it does at night from the outside. Tonight, as it was cold, we ate inside. After ordering our overpriced wine and beer, we waited absolutely ages to order our meals and had to stop another staffer to eventually... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Stopped in to grab a bite and have a drink with some friends. We arrived around 6:30 and it was cool outside. They had a dozen or so LP heaters outside where we were. We asked them if they could light one because it was getting cold. We were told that they were all out of LP. So we sat... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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305 reviews 305 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With a location like this, views across the water and great accessibility, this cafe should be a complete success. However, despite having numerous staff working (we counted 9) and a not-full dining room, the service went from sloppy to dire within minutes... And stayed there. The hostess was the only staff member who seemed to be making any effort at... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in our way around Anna Maria for a lite bite and cool beverage. Great tiki bar right on the beach...reminded us of Cozumel. We ordered the roasted feta that was very tasty. We will be back soon!

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Illinois
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506 reviews 506 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Be sure and go to this place on a nice evening and sit outside. If it is windy a portion of this area has a vinyl drop down and once the sun has set they will put it down so that you are protected from the wind. Our service was very good and so was the foot. Three of us... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was our third visit, but our first during high season, and contrary to other reviews here, the service was quick, the wait staff was all friendly and attentive, from the hostess to the dessert bar waitress to our table waitress. Last year, we had a great breakfast on the beachside deck and lunch under an umbrella table in the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Except for a good sunset and a bottle of beer, this place is big and gives a feel of being in Carribean but the food and service are not worth your time or money..was there recently and place was practically empty but still could not get a server to take a drink order or food order,,,,finally bartender came over and... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate here on a week night, going for the evening sunset on Bradenton Beach. Bad choice. Took forever to get our food which was not hot and the breading on the fish was soggy, not crisp. Asked for malt, was almost finished with meal when I finally got it. Coleslaw was not fit to eat. We felt sorry for... More

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

after a bit of a wait... (what do you expect... It was sunset time) got a table with a great view. Our waiter Timothy was great fun..Excellent attitude and wonderful personality/ sense of humor. Food was good and just an all around fun time. Ask for Timothy!!!

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Well, the view was great. The drinks were ok... Took a while to get though. Staff may need training or re-training. Not quite sure what the story or problem was. Some seemingly "over served" guests at the bar with dirty mouths. Would go back only if it didnt looked too busy. But the view made the wait tolerable (for only... More

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Additional Information about Gulf Drive Cafe

Address: 900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
Phone Number: 941-778-1919
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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