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Gulf Drive Cafe

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900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-3346
+1 941-778-1919
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Wauseon, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the Gulf Dr Cafe for our last evening out to see the sunset. Was not disappointed with food or the sunset. parmasean crusted grouper was delicious and my wife loved the coconut shrimp, said the best, & most she ever had!

Thank Randall N
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us enjoyed delicious rum cocktails and seafood dinners while watching the sun set. The Flaming cheese appetizer was very good. Grouper sandwich was too. Parking is difficult. Try to walk or take the free trolley. Or walk up from the beachside.

Thank Teri P
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid three visits to this place on our vacation to the area. First time we walked in off the beach and sat down at a table and waited about 10 minutes before a waitress came to us stating that we should have waited for the hostess to seat us as the sign suggested! We did not see a sign... More 

1 Thank Deirdre M
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in twice during out stay, the location is so perfect it's hard not to. The first time we were a large group and they managed to squeeze us into the bar area. The drinks were fine and the service wasn't bad considering there were so many of us. The fish tacos were bland a soggy. The second time... More 

Thank jrw001
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best that I've had. The view you get while eating makes up for that though because your'e right on the beach! Although the food wasn't the best that I've had, I would still recommend their restaurant to anyone looking for somewhere to go that's near the beach!

Thank Tedra T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to Gulf Drive Cafe since it was expanded a few years ago. 4 adults and 5 kids went for lunch. Got a nice table right by the beach which the kids loved. Decent meal -- choices included spinach salad (big chunks of bacon, kind of weird); chicken quesadillas, Reuben sandwich, the Cafe Affair (corned beef, roast... More 

1 Thank tipton68
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, everyone comes here for the sunset, not the food. That being said, the sunset lived up to its billing, it was amazing. The drinks were good, the food mediocre except for the salads which stood out. The setting on the beach was wonderful and it is easy to overlook average food when you are witnessing one of nature's... More 

Thank Sid2140
Bradenton, Florida
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast at the Beach. Great gulf front views. Direct access to the beach. Service a bit slow, staff overwhelmed.

Thank RickFin1972
Wavre, Belgium
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

often crowded but worth the wait A table on the terrace is well worth the wait. very enjoyable views of the ocean.

Thank JPBear99
Fargo, North Dakota
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place to be. But I ordered a martini very dry it was filled with all of you so I sent that back. Then I asked for a vodka soda and tonic and it tasted like a Malibu Rum. I would definitely not come back here. The food was not very good either. I was not a... More 

1 Thank cwhittlesey2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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?