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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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bradenton,florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has overgrown its capabilities. It used to be a great place, but not anymore. The view is great though so their is that. The food is overpriced for the quality. The drinks were watered down, and the food took forever to arrive at the table. I only went here as i had friends from out of town that... More 

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Williamston, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have never had worse service. We arrived at 11:15 am on Sunday, Jan. 25. My wife and I ordered breakfast soon after. No food arrived for anyone seated around us for a long time. We all talked about it, some suggesting leaving. After about an hour, our waiter said the kitchen had been backed-up, asked if we still wanted... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Gulf Dr. Cafe allows seating right on the edge of the beach, facing the Gulf. Great sandwiches as well as entrees make up the menu. Some locally brewed beers as well as the better known brands are also available. One thing to keep in mind is that although advertising live music, it is only available during the "busy" season,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Gulf Drive Café every year for over 25 years. The renovations were needed and turned out very well. Food has always been very, very good. We love their breakfasts and portions are so big we often share a meal. Salads and sandwiches are large and tasty as well. My mother-in-law loved their peanut-butter pie.... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place has very good opportunity with their location and client base. With that said it is ran by some of the most unethical owners I have ever heard of. After having a wonderful meal at their competiotors the Beachhouse next door, we were looking forward to an incredible meal considering the experience we had the previous day next door.... More 

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Somonauk, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Worse place on Anna Maria island. Terrible customer service and food is below average wait time is horrendous. They could care less about their customers as they have a good view of the gulf. That is the only thing this place has. Have lived here for 4 years and have tried it several times and the out come is always... More 

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Vermontville, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Food is excellent, service is great, and you sit and look out at the sand and water. What could be better? We had drinks, light dinner, then came back the next morning for a hearty breakfast. The baked feta with pita sounds weird but was a wonderful, tasty light dinner. The burger was excellent. Breakfast service is fastest early (7... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What is there not to like. You are on the beach (if the weather permits and you want it), you are able to sight see the beach goers, or ogle whatever your preference and the same with the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The best Belgian Waffles you ever ate, if you like waffles or anything else on the menu. We... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I ate here twice on our trip to Bradenton Beach. Parking was not difficult at all. The views were amazing. We sat outside our first meal and on the patio our second. Service was good. The food was very good and filling. I recommend the crab cake benedict, very good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Took awhile for hostess to show up. Food was good! I think they were stretched a little thin on servers because of the bar next door the "Kokonut Hut". John our server was great! Wine was priced a little high. Might try and return for breakfast.

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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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