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 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.
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.Learn More
The 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 are even dog friendly. The Kokonut Hut provides generous portions, fantastic cuisine and cheerful service in a relaxed beach atmosphere. Our gift shop features a gelato station if you feel inclined to grab a treat and walk along the stunning beachfront.Learn More