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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Pretty good food, service needs improvement

I am rating this a 3, based on the amount of time it takes to get food in the restaurant. This is the first review I have written, but have been to the restaurant a half dozen times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have always been seated quickly when we arrive, but the issue comes from after... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RobertG1974
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to drive out to Anna Marie Island for lunch today. Chise the Gulf Drive Cafe on a whim. We were greated by a friendly hostess and seated at a beach front table of our choice. Extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I chose the roasted beet salad with grilled shrimp added, my husband had the turkey club. The... More 

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Thank Terri M
Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific outdoor and indoor cafe with an awesome beach view and great breakfast. The portions are huge and the service always friendly. Great place to watch a basketball/football game in the Kokonut Hut.

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Thank Juj61
Clinton, Ohio
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast ON the beach here. outside seating was great and service was very good. Enjoyed the location and the food was outstanding. The French toast with fresh bananas was amazing!

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Thank Lori B
Tampa
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read so many poor reviews about the Gulf Drive Café and we finally decided to give a try a few weeks back and we could not have been more pleased. We went early on a Sunday, Hostess was very pleasant and seated us right away. We had breakfast skillets, pancakes and spinach eggs benedict, all delish. Also ordered a... More 

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Thank RustyKat
lanhamumc
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit down, run your feet through the sand, watch the beach life, see the sunset. Food is good. Service is great, location is perfect. There is also an indoor bar and dining room.

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Thank lanhamumc
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Sunday for lunch with some trepidation based on the reviews the place had received. I have to say everything was great for us. My wife has an omelette and I had eggs benedict. The service was good, the food and drinks arrived timely and tasted above average. Live music was being played and that was... More 

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Thank Rod G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fun wait staff seating inside and covered outside, right on the water to hear the waves while you eat

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Thank Chris B
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am rating this a 3, based on the amount of time it takes to get food in the restaurant. This is the first review I have written, but have been to the restaurant a half dozen times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have always been seated quickly when we arrive, but the issue comes from after our order.... More 

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Thank RobertG1974
Elkhart,IN
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here the first day we arrived. It was one of the few places open on Christmas day. They were very busy, so I don't think it would be fair of me to rate the service, although it wasn't that bad. We were here around brunch time, so some had breakfast and some lunch. There is an abundance of... More 

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Thank bryan62
Raynham, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just Wow. Took 20 minutes to be greeted by the waitress. Took 30 minutes more to get drinks which were awful. Watched while 2 seperate parties walked out because they stood at the bar longer than 10 minutes and the bartender ignored them. Watched another party of 6 come in, clean their own dirty table, sit down and wait about... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?