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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, 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
Decent spot for drinks...

A short walk down the beach from our lodgings, this place was easy to spot for its palapa shades and seating outside facing the water. Evening breeze was perfect. Location is excellent, but the drinks, food, service are basic tourist-level fare. Nothing remarkable, merely adequate and fairly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Robert W
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Waited an hour for food.... Came out cold! Our waitress was very nice and attentive... The one running past us was rude! Overall...We Will never return there! We where a large party with out of town guests celebrating an 80th Birthday breakfast.... How embarrassing!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A short walk down the beach from our lodgings, this place was easy to spot for its palapa shades and seating outside facing the water. Evening breeze was perfect. Location is excellent, but the drinks, food, service are basic tourist-level fare. Nothing remarkable, merely adequate and fairly forgettable. Nice view, however...

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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went to several bars. This was by far the best! Great drinks, wonderful bartenders, great atmosphere!!!! It was really hot, and even though it was outside the temperature was very comfortable.

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Saint Augustine, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here on Sunday, July 19 and the food was good. My 17 year old grandson came in later for breakfast so we sat with him while he ate. The service was slow, but after he started eating his pancakes, he noticed a dead fly in his food. I promptly went to the manager/owner and advised her of... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

What a shame that this great location has such a bad reputation - deservedly so. SLOWWW service, even when not crowded. Freezer to fryer food, so close to good fresh local fish. Much better to go across the bridge to Cortez and get real fresh seafood.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Pricey for just OK food. We went for breakfast and paid around $24 for two of us. The bacon was very under cooked and the toast wasn't even buttered. Very different than a good breakfast where we are from.

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Ashland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here, It was just as my rate says: average. Not great but not bad. Would eat there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being a long time resident I was aware of the restaurants policy on parking and utilizing the beach. My family therefore parked our car in the public area prior to walking over to the beach. My family politely took the long way around the restaurant while I walked through to stop at the bar to open a tab for drinks... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took my family (wife & 3 young children) here for dinner on a Sunday night. The service was extremely slow, and the food was below average. They had live music, and the location was convenient to where we were staying, but due to the poor service and food quality, I recommend going somewhere else for dinner. They didn't even have... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a great evening meal here when we visited in 2012 whilst on vacation so looked forward to visiting again three years later. Sadly the food has gone down hill and service was so slow. We also tried breakfast today and had to move inside when it rained which seemed to irritate the staff. Probably will not return which is... 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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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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