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Established in 1981, Gulf Drive Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut 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. Experiance the magical sunsets and tropical gulf ocean sea breeze of Anna Maria Island and Bradenton Beach.

A tropical family-friendly eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the Gulf Beach Café was named one of the “Best Breakfasts in Florida” by Southern Living Magazine. The newly renovated Gulf Beach Café restaurant, bar and event space covers 450 square feet of waterfront.

Gulf Beach Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut  offers 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 Tiki 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.

Kokonut Hut  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.

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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.

OuOur 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.

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Review and Testimonials of :


"The Gulf Beach Café Kokonut Tiki Hut  "

The Gulf Beach Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut location was awesome! Kelli and her team did a wonderful job and everything came together nicely. We had the Caribbean Chicken & Mahi Mahi with pineapple/mango sauce for entrees, which was excellent. I also recommend the meatballs with homemade BBQ sauce, fresh fruit w/strawberry dip & bruschetta for appetizers.

All the food was so good and the service during the reception was excellent. Kelli and her team were there to help with anything we needed for both the ceremony & reception. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone wanting a beach / destination wedding. Thanks for making the day so nice for the Bride & Groom!

"I just had my wedding  "

I just had my wedding there a few days ago (sunday) and Kelli did everything perfect, We had our ceremony on the beach the arch was set up beautifully; We also had our reception after and the setup was wonderful, Everything that I Invisioned! My wedding was so perfect and beautiful, Kelli really went the extra mile to make my day so speical .

The Gulf Beach Café  has gorgegous views, The food was excellent good sized portions, eveyone at my wedding had such a wonderful time, and also said it was the best wedding they ever went to !!! The staff was very nice and polite, My husband and I highly recommend to a friend or anyone to have there special day at gulf cafe!

The Gulf Beach Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut  are very reasonable price wise ! Kelli is a wonderful person to work with she will make your day magical! We can't thank Kelli enough she is an amazing person she made our dreams come true on our wedding day!

"Everything for our wedding was perfect "

Everything for our wedding was perfect at the Gulf Beach Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut . The food was amazing and the staff were great! My guests raved about the food as well as the bartender and staff. It was stress free and relaxing. If your planning your wedding you should look at the gulf drive café/tiki hut! We were very pleased with everything. Thanks again for a perfect day!

"I planned my wedding from WI "

 Kelli from the Gulf Beach Café and Kokonut Tiki Hut was wonderful to work with. I was very happy with how everything turned out! We had plenty of food and the staff were pleasant and professional. Everyone went out of their way to help us with anything we needed and were determined to give us the best day possible, which they did! I would highly recommend the Gulf Drive Cafe for anyones wedding!

We had approximately 50 guests with open bar and a great taco bar buffet, there was plenty of room for the reception and dancing. I felt that the venue / food / drink was a little overpriced but worth it in the end.

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