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Bridge Tender Inn

135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 9417784849
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Native Floridian
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Shrimpscargot and margaritas --- this is a lot of HAPPY and You deserve it. It is also dog friendly. They also sell quality seafood.

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Rhonda, for coming to our restaurant! It is pleasing to hear how much you enjoy our place, and especially our Margaritas and Shrimpcargot! Yes, our seafood is fresh, and dogs are welcome! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of the Bridge Tender, and hope to see you again soon! More 

The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Came here after checking into the hotel. Very casual, open air restaurant on the beachfront. I had Philly cheesesteak sandwich and it was delicious. Hubby had clam chowder and a burger - he enjoyed both. Very casual but fun atmosphere. Great service and very friendly.

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant while in the area! We're so pleased you enjoyed your menu choices, and that you found our wait staff attentive! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope you stop by again in the future! More 

DeLand, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the Bridge Tender on a Sunday game day to watch the Packers play Buffalo. The parking here is challenging but they have an attendant who does everything he can to help you find a place - he's great! We ended up parking at the police station a couple of blocks away. They have a game day special... More 

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant on game day! It is extremely gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and your menu choices. Yes, we serve free Jello shots when our Packers score! Tom, our parking attendant is great with helping folks find a place to park if there is one! We are glad you enjoyed... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It's nice to find a slice of home (Wisconsin) right here on the water. As Packer fans we seek out our brethren and cheer for our favorite team. There is a Bears bar across the street but none of us set foot in there. Bridge tender has good bar food. Black bean soup is very good, grouper nuggets are never... More 

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you visited our restaurant on game day! It's gratifying to know how much you enjoy our food, especially the Black Bean Soup and Grouper Nuggets! Wonderful to share with our great Packers fans! Always glad to welcome someone from our home state! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to... More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Was in port for and extended stay and actually stopped by a few times for food and drinks. Sat both outside and at the bar. I find all serving staff both friendly and helpful. They even accommodated me with a item not on the menu (an oyster po boy) that was good. Would recommend stopping by especially on Sundays when... More 

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant, and your recommendation for other diners! It is very gratifying to hear that our wait staff was accommodating, and that we were able to provide something special for you! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of my favorites places in the area. The tiki bar is heaven, right on the water. They have live music just about every night, I think, and it's a lot of fun. There is one hostess that needs an attitude check, that's a negative. Otherwise, love this place.

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are so glad you enjoy our ambiance, great nightly music and that you have fun! Not sure who the hostess is, but be sure it will be addressed! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Surrey, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We made the mistake of visiting this restaurant at the end of a busy day when there had been a big festival on Bridge Street. The food and staff were a little tired. It did not seem very good value for money.

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. It is unfortunate you had a less than pleasurable experience. Our on-site Manager would have been happy to assist you with any service or food issues you may have encountered. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to 'get it right' on your next visit. We appreciate your taking the time to... More 

toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had a table of 5 and sat on the waterfront area on the sand. Great view, great server, quick service. The nachos were piled with lots of toppings, the shrimp was tender, my friend had fish but found his large helping overcooked. Aside from that it was amazing. Live acoustic guitar music overlooking the water, cold drinks,and reasonable prices.

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you visited our restaurant! It is very gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed the nachos and shrimp! We are also delighted that you enjoyed our ambiance, music and that our wait staff was attentive! Please know we are always happy to assist our diners with any change in their menu choices. Thank you for taking... More 

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am visiting the Bridge Tender now for years and it has moved from a hidden gem to a touristy place. The food quality went down year by year but the prices have risen by 50-100 %. For instance nowadays the grouper fingers have half the size of 2010 / 2011 but the double price. In October I suffered a... More 

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Essex
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141 reviews 141 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a table near the live music from Brigids Cross. They were a guy on an electric violin and a woman on an organ, Peg and Paulie. The evening was one to remember. They played songs to get everyone going like Sweet Caroline, Mail Man, Black Velvet Band etc. Everyone was joining in and dancing. The food was very... More 

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us twice! We are happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of our restaurant! Brigid's Cross is one of our favorites, so we are glad you enjoyed the music of Paulie and Peg, also! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope you visit with us again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Bridge Tender Inn

Address: 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
Phone Number: +1 9417784849
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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