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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food.... even better views! Great service as well. Went for a quick lunch as we arrived for our vacation. Hit the spot.

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Thank Brian P
Liberty, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach you can enjoy a great breakfast. Staff are not very friendly but the atmosphere and food quality make up for it. Our waiter only came to our table every 15 minutes or so, but we make this a once or twice a week tradition every time we visit.

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Thank AlwaysHopefulPTL
Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, reasonably priced. Great views! Service can be slow if they are busy -- which is most lunchtimes -- but there are usually tables available, either on the deck or under cover.

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Central Florida, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great beach front restaurant with good reasonably priced food. Beautiful view of the Gulf and good drinks as well.

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Thank richardbV4249KX
chester
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in today for an impromptu visit . To my surprise they were serving both breakfast and lunch at 11.30. I love breakfast at any time of the day. Our order was for the corned beef hash ,eggs etc and a homemade quiche. The quiche was really tasty and the portion huge. What really made the visit was the young... More 

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Acton, Canada
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after battling the traffic to get into this beach town. It's one of the only places along the beach to eat so they're in luck. We wanted to sit on the patio but the only tables available were in full sun. No umbrella!! No wonder they were available. They had a waiting list for tables with... More 

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Indiana
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because this place is right on the beach, it is very popular, especially around sunset. The tiki huts give it a festive atmosphere and there is often live music. The servers and hostesses were very friendly. The food was just average. We had a pasta dish and seafood. It was okay, but nothing extra for the price. The drinks were... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best waffles and salad, they have also extended and added on a nice tiki bar out side. great beach view

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Thank statefarmconnieb2017
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gulf drive cafe is an institution on Bradenton Beach. The new entry area features fancy coffees and baked treats. The outdoor seating is right on the beach and the views of the water are terrific. The service is very good and the food is good for a local cafe. It's also kid friendly. We will always visit when we... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is never going to improve. I gave up but my husband kept asking me to come back because he wanted to support local restaurant since we're local to the island. Every single time we ate at the restaurant, something is wrong. Either the food is bad or mixed up. The service is always bad. I guess the restaurant... 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?