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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 9417784849
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 149
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pet-Friendly! Nice people, great atmosphere and fun place!

We found this restaurant on BringFido.com and decided to check it out. The restaurant has three seating areas to choose from: There's the inside, the outside, covered patio and the uncovered portion right down by the water. We chose to sit down by the water, but they would have let us sit under the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Disney_Nomad
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Central Florida, Florida
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English first
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The only reason my husband, my daughter, and I visited this restaurant was because of the positive reviews posted about the restaurant on Trip Advisor. When we arrived, we wanted to sit somewhere cool and away from the drinking crowd. We were completely alone inside the restaurant. Our table was wobbly, and our server fixed it by placing napkins under... More 

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

As you noticed, we have three seating preferences at our restaurant; our Dockside Bar outside; Patio Bar which is under cover; and our Main Dining Room which is the cooled area. Many come to our restaurant wanting to experience the ambiance of the outside bar on the bay, which we keep cooled by fans. We provide live music 7 days... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found this restaurant on BringFido.com and decided to check it out. The restaurant has three seating areas to choose from: There's the inside, the outside, covered patio and the uncovered portion right down by the water. We chose to sit down by the water, but they would have let us sit under the patio with our pup as well... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant, and for writing a very accurate review of our ambiance! We are delighted you enjoyed your food and dog-friendly bar! We do, indeed, love our doggies! Our friendly wait staff is always know they are appreciated! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We hope to see you and 'Fido' again... More 

Sarasota
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped here on a whim, mainly because we got a great place to park on Bridge St. which is rare during season. Not sure why hubbie ordered a Cuban at a place that is called the Bridgetender but he did and he regretted it. Once you find a place like Vince's to order a Cuban, don't try on at a... More 

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

We appreciate your stopping by our restaurant. It is discouraging to hear your were unhappy with your menu choices, ordinarily two of our appetizing dishes. Please know our on-site manager would have done everything possible to resolve the issues with your selections. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and our friendly wait staff. Thank you for taking your time... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

So, I met some friends here for the first time and we sat at an outdoor table next to the pier. It turned out to be trivia day (afternoon). 3PM was a great time to eat here in the summer. Anyway, we had a blast listening to the trivia questions and a local sitting on the pier drinking beer and... More 

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

We are so glad you stopped by our restaurant on our Wednesday trivia day! It is great to hear you had a fun time at the Bridge Tender and Anna Maria Island. It's especially gratifying to know you enjoyed our food (especially the Key Lime Pie), and that our wait staff was attentive! Our MC knows several of our locals... More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Pouring rain, Sunday morning 11:30. Wanting Bloody Mary's. Delicious. Pickles, olives, pickled baby corn, pepper, brussel sprout, all with your bloody mary... what's not to love! Grouper fingers, delicious. Fried oysters, delicious. Nice place to have some drinks and appetizers while waiting for the rain to pass.

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

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant, waiting for the rain to pass! We are so glad you tried our 'Tender Mary' (our version of the Bloody Mary)! Folks say it is almost a salad in itself! It is extremely gratifying to know you found our Grouper Fingers and Fried Oysters delicious, We appreciate your taking your time to write... More 

Raleigh, NC
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited right before the July 4 weekend and we had a large party. Overall it was a very good experience. The music was very good and the food was largely good especially the appetizers. For appetizers we had several different items but the best two were the fried oysters (wow, perfectly cooked and creamy) and the buffalo shrimp. (thanks... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! It is extremely gratifying to know your party had a good experience and enjoyed our food! We are glad you enjoyed the Buffalo Shrimp, and that our oysters were the best you ever had!! Your server would have been happy to provide slaw or other condiments for your Baja Fish Tacos, so be sure... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place was recommended by a couple of friends so we thought we would check it out. We had 3 drinks, a crab cake sandwich, coconut shrimp & a side salad. The total came to $54. The food & drinks were ok but nothing special. I think I will try a different place for dinner next time. The good thing... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed our atmosphere on Sarasota Bay. Our menu does include some extremely delicious dinner entrees which are unique to other restaurants in the area, and worth trying. It would be our pleasure to serve you again should you decide to visit a second time. We strive to provide great service... More 

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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved the local feel, acoustic music, view and good drinks. Ordered grouper bites that were delicious. Very low key and laid back. Easy parking as well, which is a hot commodity for the area.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Grouper Bites and drinks as well as our ambiance and music! Tom, our parking attendant works hard to make sure our customers have ample parking. We appreciate your taking time to write a review, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Saucier, Mississippi, United States
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I visited the Bridge Tender twice. We visted on a Friday night and listen to some music and ate some wings . They were great and the next day went back and had a burger and fries and some cold beer . It was very good.!!

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender and returning a second time! It is pleasing to hear you enjoyed our wings, burger, fries and our always cold beer! Our musicians love to know our diners appreciate their music! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! More 

Tampa Florida United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had 9 of us that ate. Our food was just ok except my peel & eat shrimp were not good. Watery & mushy. They did take them back & did not charge me. Bills were all mixed up too. Not on my list to return .

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

It is distressing to hear that your meal was unsatisfactory. Your server did the proper thing in compensating you, and would have done so for other members of your party had there been issues with their food. Although we strive to meet the expectations of our diners, sometimes there is a glitch. We do appreciate your taking the time to... 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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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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