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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Bradenton, Florida
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can tell you're there by the large tiki huts and live music coming from the band area. Good food and drinks plus great views of the water and sunsets make this place a favorite.

Thank Randall M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped here for breakfast last Saturday. The hostess said I could seat myself at the bar looking out at the ocean. After watching several waiters ignore me, after 5 minutes I stopped one and asked for some service. I asked him to bring me a drink, and another 10 minutes passed with nothing. On my way out, I asked... More 

Thank james f
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I adore good French toast and for me it is a must have here at this cafe- the calories are definitely worth it. On my annual visit to the area I drop in for some French toast and 2 eggs over medium. It is delicious every time. This is a great spot for breakfast. They now have some new seating... More 

Thank Shaz S
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times for breakfast in the last three years. Yesterday it was NOT good. Pancakes had no flavor and fell apart when you cut them. Belgium waffle was done on the outside, but undercooked on inside. They did agree to remake one, but not any better. View is beautiful, but not worth bad food.

Thank Amelia W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun time at Gulf Drive Cafe. A wonderful place to see a sunset. Crowded and loud so be prepared for that part--it's what makes it a special scene. I had fish tacos--(blackened grilled grouper of course! Great. My friend had peel and eat shrimp and really enjoyed it.

Thank Faisjoie
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to this place twice in one vacation. First time, my husband ordered a beer asked for a lime, but didn't get it. Our drinks took forever to get served, and we waited 15 minutes before even being asked if we had been served. The second visit it took over an hour to serve us 1... More 

Thank Emily S
Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I frequently visit the Gulf Drive Cafe, especially on the weekends. Always great service. The food has changed a bit but it's still an enjoyable dining experience.

Thank tatar7285
Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live down the street from here and have been coming for years. My wife and I decided to go for an afternoon lunch and I ordered the Greek peasant salad with blackened grouper. About 30-60 seconds later I grabbed the waiter and said, "By the way I forgot to tell you, please put my dressing on the side. And... More 

Thank DrJoe4316
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love eating dinner while looking at the beach! We ate on the patio. A casual restaurant with a variety of menu offerings. I had the AMI salad as a meal. It was delicious with fresh fruit and a citrus dressing.

Thank Josh T
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the trolley down from Anna Maria and stopped at the Gulf Drive Cafe for dinner. We were seated at a table right off the beach and the view of the sun setting was amazing. The service was average and pleasant. We ordered calamari, watermelon salad and fish tacos. The calamari portion was small and over cooked. The watermelon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?