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Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
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“seafood” (19 reviews)
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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite reading mixed reviews, we visited the Gulf Cafe for a late lunch one day as it was walking distance from our AirBnb. Service was good and the food was tasty, albeit slightly on the pricier side, it was worth it for the view of...More

Thank Olivia J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Food, reasonable prices and a beautiful view from the outside veranda. Service is great. One of our favorite places on Anna Maria Island.

Thank lhayes40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location right on the beach with good food, great bar and staff. You can't help but relax and within great walking distance from where we stayed.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took another set of grandchildren here three months after the first visit. We have taken people here after they fly into TPA but more for their first beach view than the food. The salads are not bad if you ask them to hold the...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 16 August 2018

There were 3 of us, we ate seafood, salad, no alcohol drinks. Our bill was $82.00. Not a cheap date, but the sunset was beautiful. Suggestion/ don't sit at the raised tables with the wooden seats VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. I told the waitress, and she suggested...More

Thank celesteu2015
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you like eating literally at the beach’s edge, this place is for you. There’s indoor dining, at-the-bar dining, and a sneeze-off-the-beach dining. We chose the later because the day was nice and the breeze prolific. Waitresses greet you in a heartbeat and deliver your...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been there two times. View is great if one prefer a water view restaurant. Food is average. Staff friendly, but beverages are served in plastic cups. Beside the fact that this is something no one should support, ask for a glas, they’ll bring it....More

Thank bigdig2001
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and to take in the sunset. Seems like this restaurant is slipping. Very poor service on this visit. Unorganized servers and they are not in any rush to serve you. Had to ask for several basic items and no refills offered...More

Thank RoJac80
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Was ok..nice sea side reastraunt,,good sea breeze an the food was ok..waitress did a good job,,I thought,, they need to put some money back into the business,,ie fans,boardwalk,,general appearance thing before high season

Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Never been disappointed here. Another great breakfast this morning, good food, good service by Catherine, great view, we do not get here often enough.

Thank bulldog620
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John M
4 July 2017|
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Response from choosee | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We always enjoyed the food here. Breakfast on Saturday with the young man playing music was especially good. Plus dinner on a few occasions. Shame the other people did not find it so good.
Doug-Lisa G
19 April 2015|
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Response from 1819suny | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You would have to call the restaurant and ask them. I am sure you could find the phone number with a google search.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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: +1 941-778-1919
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