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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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American
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

We come here every year. Enjoy the food, sunset and friendly atmosphere. Our waiter didn't write down our order... it was wrong. He actually came back 15 min later, didn't recognize us and forgot our waters. The menu was no longer the fresh seafood or...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

We went to gulf drive cafe for a late lunch arriving at 3pm - big mistake. We were given a super table on the front beach line. My husband had been the day before with a friend and really enjoyed it - it was his...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Went here with some friends, one of whom had been before. Returning my friend was shocked at the increased prices. The food we got (everyone got different( was delicious, service good and lovely setting. The Anna Maria salad was yummy. The reviews on here some...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

First the hostess said either bar or patio ..first come first served. No attempt to clarify so we went to patio Waited and waited waiter said where are your menus..from hostess..so we got up went back to hostess..She said sit anywhere I'll bring menu. Went...More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

It baffles me why this restaurant is not more highly rated. I don't know of any other restaurant on Anna Maria Island that can offer casual dining right on the beach at very reasonable prices. I have always enjoyed their food and service. Convenience is...More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

Mediocre food, weak coffee, and high prices make this a huge disappointment. It used to be delicious which is a shame because it’s such a great location. Better to walk the beach and skip the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

We had a great experience. Good coffee and I had an excellent seafood omelette with 2 biscuits. Great choice for breakfast close to the Cortez bridge entrance.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

My wife and I were staying nearby and had heard that this restaurant had great breakfasts, which we hope to try. The first visit, we ordered grouper bites appetizer, a shrimp avocado mango salsa salad with citrus dressing and a traditional Greek salad. The food...More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022 via mobile

Everything was excellent. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, friendly, personable. They went out of their way for us. The food was excellent. Atmosphere was fun-and relaxing. Can’t wait to go back

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

The cafe occupies a beachside spot on Anna Maria Island which is truly beautiful. Unfortunately this means they don't have to try very hard when it comes to food and service which is a shame. Any idea one might like to swap out an element...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2022 via mobile

BYOS bring your own soap and possibly paper towels and toilet paper. The restrooms are disgusting and the drink prices are horribly high in a plastic cup. and some woman who claims to be the owner in the parking lot is a big jerk

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2021

Most mornings during our stay on AMI, the hubs and I got up early and met for mimosas and breakfast here. I strolled the beach and he drove, but meeting here, having breakfast to the sight and sound of the waves-priceless!!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2021

As always I want to highlight the good food and the exceptional breakfast GDC has to offer. The service from Olivia was excellent. But I have to say when coming in a group the management has decided to not allow the splitting of checks. This...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

Worst restaurant ever! Please save your time and money going here. Owner and son the worst and evil people on earth. We came here with our family, including kids and friends that came visit from out of town, and was the worst experience ever. The...More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

Great place for the view, and used to be reasonably priced for breakfast, but with their new menu the breakfast offering is no longer value for money for us, we won't be back for while.

Date of visit: September 2021
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John M
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Cavmmorrow | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but ling gone are the days of Sunday morning serenades and an easy good breakfast ... with the sound of the waves
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April 18, 2015|
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