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Bridge Tender Inn

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Voted #1 Bar & Grill 3 years in a row! Established in 1989 - The Bridge...
Voted #1 Bar & Grill 3 years in a row! Established in 1989 - The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite among locals and visitors from all over the world. Serving fresh seafood, great appetizers, and some of the best entrees, munchies and sandwiches around! The Bridge Tender Inn offers 3 full service bars on the water and live entertainment daily. There are docks available so come by land, by sea or by foot to experience a true hidden Treasure.
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    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A great find..... Our first night here and we decided to eat at the Bridge Tender Inn. My wife had Blackened Grouper (catch of the day) and I had a burger. Both cooked perfectly (in my opinion). Relaxed/friendly/prompt service along with good food. We will be returning during our stay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lagitludders
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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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St. Michaels, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great meal at the Bridge Tender Inn - live music, great drinks, great food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend this spot!

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

We are so glad you stopped by the Bridge Tender! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our food, music and drinks! Great to know our wait staff was attentive! Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

East Molesey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great find..... Our first night here and we decided to eat at the Bridge Tender Inn. My wife had Blackened Grouper (catch of the day) and I had a burger. Both cooked perfectly (in my opinion). Relaxed/friendly/prompt service along with good food. We will be returning during our stay.

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

Thank you for stopping by the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! It is extremely gratifying to hear that you and your wife enjoyed both our Blackened Grouper and Burger, not to mention our friendly, attentive wait staff. We do strive to make our customers happy, therefore, it is also great to know you will be returning! We appreciate your... More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu includes a good variety of full meals, sandwiches, salads etc. we ordered a large salad and a Reuben to share. Ceasar sale was very large and the Reuben delicious. Came with excellent French fries. Our server was very slow to first ask about beverages and slow coming back for our order. She forgot the lemon wedges we requested... More 

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Thank sand061015
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender, although distressed to hear you were unhappy with your service. It is pleasing, however, to know you found your menu choices ample and delicious. I'm sure our owner would have been happy to assist you with the issues you were experiencing. Since you did enjoy your food, we hope you will give... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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237 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a drink in their "Dockside Bar & Grill". Live entertainment, O.K. service. This is the bar for you if you are a Green Bay Packer fan as it is totally devoted to Packer memorabilia.

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Thank jacy2
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Dockside Bar for a drink. Yes, we have live entertainment nightly! Our owner is from Wisconsin and a huge Green Bay Packer fan. Game days are exciting here! We constantly thrive to satisfy our customers, therefore, our on site manager would have been happy to assist you with your service. We appreciate your... More 

Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge Tender Inn on Historic Bridge Street has a great location & a cute bar on the water across the street from the main building. Plus we are from Wisconsin & it's a Green Bay Packer bar-so we had to stop. It was raining the first time we stopped, but we sat on the protected outside part of restaurant... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! So glad you were able to enjoy the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay after raining your first time! We do have our patio enclosed with heavy plastic just for those times! We also have an inside dining room! Our owner is from Wisconsin and a huge Packers fan, thus game days... More 

Ennis, Ireland
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fred & the crew put on a cracking show particularly when Brigids cross are performing... Food is top notch but get there early of BC are playing.

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Thank myhonestopinion4u
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your menu choices! Also, we are glad you were able to catch BRIGID'S CROSS one of the nights they play at the Bridge Tender. You are right about arriving early for their show! We are always packed! We appreciate your taking... More 

Cortez, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and a beer. Good menu, reasonable prices and the view is hard to beat ! All around great experience.

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

Thank you for stopping by the BridgeTender for lunch and a beer! We love hearing how much our customers enjoy our food and find our prices reasonable! It is also gratifying you had a great time and enjoyed our view! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Brunswick, Maine
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't eat seafood but we like the hot dogs and burgers. We come here every time we visit the island. We like the entertainment. Caution -- this is a Packers team bar! (We are Pats fans.)

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender when you are in our area! Yes, we are a Packers bar! Our owner is a huge fan and from Wisconsin! It is very gratifying to hear you enjoy our entertainment and come here even for our burgers and hot dogs! Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We look... More 

Murray, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite place to eat on our vacation at Holmes Beach. The Baja Fish Tacos are the best fish tacos I have eaten. They are spicy, which I like, but if you don't like spicy then pick something else. We had a party of 6. Everyone ordered something different. Everyone said their food was great. In fact, 4... More 

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

Thank you for dining at the Bridge Tender while on your vacation! It is pleasing to hear how much everyone enjoyed their menu choices, especially the Baja Fish Tacos, and that our wait staff was attentive! It is especially awesome to know you deem our restaurant the best you visited during your trip! We do have nightly entertainment, and provide... More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to several of the Wednesday Trivia (3:30pm) events and had a great time. Truly makes you feel like a 'local' when you can have fun in this lovely setting under the palms. Don't miss it.

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

We are so glad you visited the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar, especially on our Wednesday 'Trivia Under the Tree'! It is great to hear you had fun and felt 'at home' with our folks! Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon! 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: Bar, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Voted #1 Bar & Grill 3 years in a row! Established in 1989 - The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite among locals and visitors from all over the world. Serving fresh seafood, great appetizers, and some of the best entrees, munchies and sandwiches around! The Bridge Tender Inn offers 3 full service bars on the water and live entertainment daily. There are docks available so come by land, by sea or by foot to experience a true hidden Treasure.
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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