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

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good duck, everything else was retched

We ordered the duck on the advice of the waiter. The duck itself was very good. Everything else was terrible - appies, sides, deserts, etc. - not a single good thing. Even the cocktail wasn't well made. And we paid way too much for it. Have a beer on the patio and go somewhere else if you want to... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
20140219
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Burlington, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Burlington, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered the duck on the advice of the waiter. The duck itself was very good. Everything else was terrible - appies, sides, deserts, etc. - not a single good thing. Even the cocktail wasn't well made. And we paid way too much for it. Have a beer on the patio and go somewhere else if you want to eat.

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

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed our duck, which is touted to be some of the best in the area! Your criticisms of the rest of your food have been forwarded to upper management. Please know that our on-site Manager would have been happy to assist you with your unfavorable menu choices. We appreciate your... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had a party of eight. I and another friend ordered the grouper special. Supposed to be a lemon caper sauce. When our dinners arrived mine as so over salted as was my friends that we had to send them back. The chef tasted them and agreed that it was over spiced. He had new fish prepared but sent out... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Please know the Manager on site would have been happy to rectify your issues since your meals were unfavorable. We strive to please our customers so they will want to return, so it is important to make your dining experience with us enjoyable. Although you stated you will not be returning, we hope you give... More 

CA
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for lunch just before the complete staff for the day arrived. Our guy was amazing! The open deck area was full; he was a hopping all over staying on top of everything till the rest of the staff arrived and smiling. The food was great too. A must stop while visiting where your treated as a friend;... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant for lunch! Rick Armstrong was the positive young man holding it together before the remaining wait staff arrived. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your menu choices! We appreciate your compliments, and hope you visit with us again soon! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! More 

Central Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The sign in front says "Be Kind to Tourists. We're All Tourists", and the staff keeps this in mind. The food is great. We had a sandwich called a "Grouper Reuben" which masterfully incorporated this fresh local piscine icon into the classic recipe. There were audible "oohs" and "aahs" as the food was served to at least two tables while... More 

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

We are so glad you visited our restaurant and our beautiful Anna Maria Island! It is gratifying to know everyone enjoyed their menu choices, especially our Grouper Reuben! Also great to hear our wait staff was attentive! We hope you will visit again when you are in our area! Thank you for writing a review....your feedback is appreciated! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very friendly service and great patio location by the water. Fish tacos, grouper, sushi, peel & eat shrimp and cuban sandwiches all met with hearty approval. Everyone loved the Bloody Mary's, too. We were pleased to see this is a Packer bar, so we will try to come back during football season. Go Pack Go!

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

Thank you for choosing the Bridge Tender as your dining choice! We are happy to hear your party enjoyed your varied menu choices! Our ‘Tender Mary’s’ are becoming quite popular, practically a salad in a cup, so it’s great to know you loved them! Yes, we ARE a Packers bar, as our owner is from Wisconsin! Please do come back... More 

Canandaigua, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was good, nachos we very good, like the atmosphere with the options for outside on the water, open air/covered or inside seating. Waitstaff friendly and helpful, live music was fun. Love the shops nearby and the pier across the street. We have been here several times, for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed ourselves every time.

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

We appreciate your visits to the Bridge Tender! It’s gratifying to hear how much you enjoy your menu choices, and that our wait staff is accommodating. We are fortunate being on Sarasota Bay, having live entertainment daily and being able to offer our customers a variety of seating including our patio dining, inside dining room and our Dockside Bar. To... More 

Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Bloody Mary's here are delicious, you literally get a salad with them, pickled Brussels sprout, pickled green bean, pickled baby corn, a pickled pepper and an olive for garnish. The grouper Reuben is delicious! I was. Little hesitant about fish and sauerkraut together but I'm so glad I tried it! A little pricey although we all had some type... More 

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

We appreciate your visit to our restaurant! Our ‘Tender Mary’s’ are becoming well-known, and we are happy to hear how much you all enjoyed them! Trying a Grouper Reuben for the first time is advantageous, but the blending of flavors is delightful! So glad it was your menu choice! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped by this spot on a friday evening. Was thrilled for the live music! The two gentlemen that performed were wonderful! We were drinking pretty heavily and we were stopping every so often to pay our bill to make sure we had enough money as their drinks are pretty pricey (it's on an island so I expected it.) The... More 

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Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! Again, please accept our apology for the conduct of our server who has been admonished for this unacceptable behavior. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your drinks, our entertainer and even ‘the kid drawing inside the bathroom’! It is especially gratifying to know you still find our place awesome in spite of... More 

Longboat Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The Bridge Tender Inn staff and owner will always give you a warm welcome and do there level best to look after you. Doris and the girls and boys are all smiles and really helpful. The entertainment always includes enthusiastic crowd participation and is such a laugh, we saw Bridges Cross (several times) and Reid Frost, both great shows. We... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant several times! We are so pleased to know that Doris and our wait staff were accommodating! Hearing how much you enjoyed BRIGID'S CROSS (Peg and Paulie Baker) and our entertainer REID FROST is very gratifying. We have great, friendly folks who love having a fun time singing along with our entertainers! Thank you for... More 

Cape May, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped for drinks and appetizers on a Friday afternoon. Windy and cool temperatures but still warmer then the northeast, so we sat outside. The bloody's arrived with a garnish of marinated brussell sprout, olive, pepper, mini corn, & pickle! Just beautiful! Others in group enjoyed their drinks, the calamari was good as were the nachos. Live music and friendly staff!... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our 'Tender Mary', the music and the ambiance at our Dockside Bar, in spite of our 'cool' weather! It is gratifying to know that your party was pleased with their drinks and our great appetizers! Please visit again when you are in our area. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 9417784849

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?