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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 29
    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
A divy little beach place with good food!

There is nothing fancy about this place at all. In fact, it looks kinda old and used. It's really one of the typical beach restaurants and bars, but the exception is good food, good service, and lots of different beers. There is a tiki bar area along the bay that is also for food and drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
dano_in_ohio
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Steubenville, OH
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390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We are locals. Stopped by for drinks and an appetizer on our third visit. Carol took great care of us. The food was excellent and the drinks were as well. Never been disappointed coming here!

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

Hi! Thank you for your continue patronage! It's extremely gratifying to hear that our local folks enjoy our restaurant, food and drinks! Carol is a wonderful server and always wiling to accommodate! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Renfrewshire
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here on a Saturday evening, I had tried a few place for our group of 10 and couldn't get seated. When I arrived to ask they immediately started to move the tables around to accommodate us and didn't get impatient waiting for the rest of our group to arrive. The food was really good, I had a shrimp... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! We are pleased we were able to accommodate your party of 10, and that all of you enjoyed your menu choices.....especially that you liked our shrimp linguine! It's great to know our wait staff was attentive, and that Greg Roche' was here to entertain all of you that evening! Greg is a wonderful musician!... More 

Steubenville, OH
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

There is nothing fancy about this place at all. In fact, it looks kinda old and used. It's really one of the typical beach restaurants and bars, but the exception is good food, good service, and lots of different beers. There is a tiki bar area along the bay that is also for food and drink. It was interesting to... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our 'old Florida style' restaurant! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food, that our wait staff was attentive and that you were pleased with so many beer choices! Yes, we do have a Dockside Bar on the bay, a Patio Bar across the street, and a full dining room experience for those who wish... More 

Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went here on a Sunday night after dinner to listen to the live music. The one man band was great and the bar tender so very friendly. The crowd was great too. We had a wonderful time and will return on our next visit.

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

It is great to hear you had a wonderful time at our restaurant! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our entertainer, folks, and that are bartender served you well. Thank you for joining us for dinner, and we look forward to your next visit when you are in our area! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped in here for a few drinks and snacks after boating for a half a day and could not have been happier. We sat under a big Shadetree outside with breeze keeping those cool in the shade. We got there around 4 PM and live music started at five service was excellent drinks plentiful and quickly delivered. Around of appetizers... 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 after your boating trip! It's great to hear you all enjoyed a relaxing time at the Dockside Bar with great drinks and your appetizers, especially our Nachos! Thank you for taking your time to write an interview! We hope you visit again on your next boat outing!. More 

Chester, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good Food and great fun, music and laughing! You will have a great drink with great service and listen to your favorite tunes live while the warm night air drifts in off the bay.

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

We are so glad you visited the Bridge Tender! It's pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed your menu choices, entertainment and that our wait staff was attentive! We always like knowing our customers have fun at our restaurant by the bay. Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. Please visit with us again when... More 

Hingham, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there a couple times for a late night drink. Loved it, right on the water. Must try the "Release the Kracken" made with coconut rum, pineapple juice and a floater of dark rum. So yummy! Great bartenders!

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

We are so glad you visited our restaurant! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed our ambiance, super bartenders, and your delicious 'Release the Kracken' cocktail! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and hope you visit again on your next trip to our area! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to eat around 9:30pm on May 7th and with a lot of places closed or closing soon we settled on BTI, and glad we did. We sat inside where we had prompt service and enjoyed the live music. My wife had the mahi mahi tacos and I had the fried shrimp. We... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant! We are so glad you enjoyed your menu choices, the music and that our wait staff was attentive! It is also great to hear your found our prices reasonable! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope to see you the next time you're in our area! More 

Whitehall, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went to have a drink and received prompt service with seating by the bay. The Bloody Mary's were very good and we enjoyed the outdoor seating!

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! It is pleasing to hear you enjoyed our Bloody Mary cocktails, and that our wait staff was attentive in having you seated promptly! It is also great to know you enjoyed our Dockside Bar! We appreciate your writing a review, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stopped for drinks and a snack, sat out by the water and had a wonderful server James. He recommended his favorite speciality drinks and he did not go wrong. Had a wonderful afternoon eating fresh shrimp and wonderful cocktails on the edge of the bay.

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

We are so glad you visited our restaurant! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your drinks (James is great at suggestions!), shrimp and relaxing atmosphere on Sarasota Bay! Thank you for taking the time to stop by our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again on your next visit!! 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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