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Gulf Drive Cafe

Established in 1981, Gulf Drive Café has been a part of Anna Maria Island’s unique history for over thirty years. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise-emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end. A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine. Our newly renovated restaurant, bar and event space covers 450 square feet of waterfront. Offering fresh Florida seafood, cocktails and other specialties, guests of this island hot spot relish the shimmering Gulf and multi-colored sunset backdrop.

The Kokonut Hut

The newly expanded full-service bar, The Kokonut Hut, is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail under the cool breeze and island views. Featuring live entertainment every night, we encourage you to dance in the sand while our bartenders whip up special concoctions. We provide generous portions, fantastic cuisine and cheerful service in a relaxed beach atmosphere. Our bar is dog friendly and guests can also rent kayaks and paddle boards from Kayak Jacks on the property. Our new gift shop even features a gelato station if you feel inclined to grab a treat and walk along the stunning beachfront.

The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

Our wedding and event space, The Sunset by Gulf Drive Café, is one of the island’s most desired spaces for special occasions. Spacious and open-aired, our reception sites can accommodate both small and larger parties. Our creative team of experts will help you design every facet of your event. We invite you to visit our property, sample our chef’s creations and learn more about the event packages we offer. Voted # 1 Wedding Planner by the Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch Herald’s 2015 People’s Choice Awards ! ! ! Congratulation to Kelli Renae Gray and all the wedding/event staff at Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut.

Peoples Choice 2015 Award Winner - Best Getaway

local getaway award

Voted 2015 People’s Choice Award Best Local Getaway.