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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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ellijay
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is a nice place to eat nothing special other than having the beach to look at while you eat. Grouper sandwich was better than average and it was huge. Service was slow but as I said with a beach view there was no worries. Couldn't understand why there were several empty tables but the staff would not seat... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal here very much. Our waiter, Bren, was very friendly and prompt. He noticed that I did not have a drink menu and brought me one. He also checked back at our table every few minutes even though the place was crowded. The restaurant is right on the beach, meaning if you take a few steps you... More 

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Vermont
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot with a good view, but that's about it. Jukebox was so loud it was hard talk. Waiter was nice, with a good sense of humor, but the service was slow. Then he forgot my silverware, so I had to hunt him down. Food was nothing to write home about!

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside on March 1st at 5:45. The Sun was very bright and our table did not have an umbrella. Several empty tables with umbrella. We did not order anything yet, so we asked our server Walker if we could move....NO! I asked for a drink menu and when he handed it to me, he said HURRY UP, I'LL... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch on our first day on the Island. My crab cake was ok, but my husband ordered a chicken sandwich and received an over fried fish sandwich. We returned for breakfast a few days later. I ordered blueberry pancakes and said blueberry at least twice to our waitress, but when they arrived there was no sign of... More 

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Kentucky
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I failed to read the reviews before I visited. The best thing about this place is the sunset. I'm still kicking myself in the butt for not reading reviews. Let's see, service is poor and food was horrible. Do not order the NY strip! It's was disgusting, had to send it back twice and end up leaving. Remember: read your... More 

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place to have a drink on the beach, this is the place to come. Arrived after the lunch rush. Found that there was no seating inside ... no reason, no seating. Traffic pattern for servers not good, so it might be a good idea to ask to sit on the outside in the seating area.... More 

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

This was disappointing. One of our party didn't receive what they ordered. The fish was fried to a overdone crisp. The kitchen was VERY slow. Won't be back.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

A really bad experience. The draft beer was at least 50% water. Childrens 3 dollar coke was 50% ice. Food was way below average. Before we had finished we received the check. And we were quiet polite custemers.

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1 Thank johanstenstrom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Burger was 5. Service 1. Ordered it with onions. Told person (not waitress) who delivered it to table that I ordered onions. I waited and waited over 10 mins. Finally my friend asked another fellow to get me onions which he did in about 5 mins. Then female waitress arrived about 15 mins later still and asked if everything had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
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: +1 941-778-1919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?