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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Extra fun with live entertainment

THe Bridge Tender offers good food at a reasonable price. It is also situated such that you can eat inside, outside, or across the street at the tiki bar area. When they have live entertainment (Mondays and Tuesdays and Friday is Bridgid's Cross and they are really fun!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
marshallkathy14
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

THe Bridge Tender offers good food at a reasonable price. It is also situated such that you can eat inside, outside, or across the street at the tiki bar area. When they have live entertainment (Mondays and Tuesdays and Friday is Bridgid's Cross and they are really fun!)

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Dunnellon, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

over priced drinks not so good use cheap stuff burgers dry more a sports bar what was costly is the catch of the day more like a tourist trap

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

Our patronage consists of many locals who enjoy both our food and ambiance. The drinks we serve are consistent with most of the other restaurants on the island. It is unfortunate you had an unpleasant experience at our restaurant. We always have an on-site manager who would have been happy to assist with any issues. More 

Wimborne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were fortunate enough to arrive by boat and sat at an outside table, location is great for watching boats, people fishing and if you are lucky, to see the a Dolphin or Manatee. there's always a bustle in the atmosphere and live music most nights. Food is good honest fare and the wait staff are friendly and laid back,... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our food, that our wait staff was attentive and that you were relaxed by our ambiance! Yes, we do have live music daily and twice Thursday - Sunday! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review and hope you visit again soon! More 

South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was FABULOUS! The Fish Tacos (Mahi) were the best I have had. The view of the bay was spectacular as well.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are delighted that you enjoyed our Fish Tacos (some say the best on the island!), and that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of Sarasota Bay. We appreciate your taking time to write a review! Hope you visit with us again soon! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

With many dining choices on the island – heck, within a hundred yards of our rental house near Bridge Street – we ate here two nights in a row! And, no, our brother-in-law doesn't own the place. The main restaurant seems to be perpetually crowded and busy, noisy and fun. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll like it. The... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderfully descriptively written review! We are so pleased to hear you dined with us twice during your visit, and that you enjoyed our Dockside Bar! It is especially great to know you enjoyed your menu choices...hopefully we'll have your favorite Kalik beer next time! You are correct....we are considered old Florida and try to keep our... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved our experience at this hopping spot. We went on an AMI parasailing adventure, and pretty much stepped off the pier right into their outdoor patio area. Super fish tacos and coconut shrimp. Fabulous live music entertainment, loads of shade under big old trees, and a great waterfront location view of the piers and boats. Great place to relax!

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

Thank you for dining with us! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful adventure and finished with an enjoyable dinner at the BTI! It is good to hear how much you enjoyed your menu choices, live music and ambiance! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope you visit again in the future. More 

EAST LIVERPOOL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had dinner outside in the bar area. We were seated right away and the service was very prompt considering how very crowded it was. The food was delicious and plenty of it. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The only issue we had was the wait for the food. After we ordered, it was over an hour before... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and that our wait staff was attentive. Sorry about the wait; sometimes we get backed up in the kitchen due to the volume of folks. Happy to hear our music helped! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have been a customer at the Bridge Tender for over a year.On easter sunday, around seven o'clock I entered the Inn to place a to go order as I have have for the past year. As I was waiting for the server to had me my change two employee's Sammy,and Dana ran up behind me screaming in front of... More 

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Woodstock, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Lots of fun eating inside, outside, or one the bay beach at this restaurant. Food was delish and our server made it fun without being too much!

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

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed our great food and our relaxing atmosphere at the Dockside Bar! Also good to know your server made your time with us enjoyable! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Hope you visit with us again when you're in our area! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Dropped in by chance as my youngest daughter was hungry. Lovely spot on the lagoon, shaded by the trees with live music. Lots of fresh fish on the menu and good choices for the kids. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and the ambiance was chilled out and low key. Perfect spot for a lazy, lovely lunch.

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

We are so glad you visited our restaurant! It is absolutely wonderful to hear how enjoyable you found that our ambiance, food and other aspects of our place gave you a place to relax and enjoy your lunch by the bay! Thank you for writing a view, and please visit with us again!! 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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