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Bridge Tender Inn

135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Longwood, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Like so many other places i the area, the food was very mediocre, especially the seafood. Stick with bar food- burgers, wings etc. Waterfront area looks quaint but strong seaside odor and sand fleas made it miserable after sundown.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review. It is unfortunate that you had a less than favorable experience at our restaurant with our seafood. Being on the bay, there are times when there is a briny aroma in the air. At times during the year sundown will find many of our diners... More

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

food was great! cocktails were awesome! Great people watching spot! The tiki bar is totally fun facing the water. Inside is also cool. Wait staff is awesome! I definitely recommend stopping by and hanging out for a bit!

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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 how much you enjoyed our food, cocktails and ambiance! We strive to have the best wait staff around, so it's great to know they were 'awesome'! We appreciate your taking your time to write a review, and for recommending hanging out for a bit at our tiki... More

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are many places to eat & drink around Bridge Street, but the Bridge Tender Inn was our favorite. We went there several times during our stay for lunch, dinner & just to have drinks. The food is not gourmet restaurant standards, but is very good indeed and fits in with the atmosphere of the place. (I highly recommend the... More

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

Being one of many restaurants on Anna Maria Island, it is rewarding to hear you spent many relaxing hours at our Dockside Bar during your vacation enjoy lunches, dinners and drinks! We are glad you found the fish cakes to be a favorite, and you were provided with good service! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!... More

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of our favorite go to places during the day or evening. The food and service is great but the location is what makes The Bridge Tender Inn The Best. Great place to kick off a relaxing vacation .

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

It is great to hear how much you enjoy our restaurant and the ambiance!! We strive to provide great service and delicious food, so it is wonderful to be recognized! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review! We hope to see you again soon! More

Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The outside tiki bar is great!!! Facing the water...Lots of local characters!! Great entertainment!!

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

Thank you for visiting our Dockside Bar! It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, music and some of the fine folks that frequent our place. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again when you visit our area! More

PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came upon this place while strolling down Bridge Street to the pier. We had already eaten dinner, but were just looking for a place to relax by the water, listen to music and have a drink and order ice cream for the kids. We grabbed an outdoor table by the dockside bar and the waitress was very friendly. We... More

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

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant while on your vacation! We are pleased that you enjoyed our ambiance and were able to relax outside by the bay. We are, indeed, kid friendly, and many folks are not aware that their dogs are allowed at the Dockside Bar! Our Patio Bar and inside Dining Room are available, so we... More

tampa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ate here twice on our vacation. Sat outside by the water both times. View was great and there was a breeze both times. Bartenders Sammie and Tanya were attentive and very friendly. We sat at the bar our second visit and Tanya brought us into the conversation going on with the local visitors. Our stop for one drink and a... More

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

We are so glad you visited our restaurant twice on your vacation! It is especially gratifying to know how much you enjoyed your menu choices, the ambiance and some of the great folks that frequent our place! Sammie and Tanya are indeed two great ladies and excellent bartenders! We look forward to your next visit! Thank you for taking the... More

Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had lunch here on our last day of our vacation and it was very good. The decor has a lot of GD Packers memorabilia on the walls(I would have preferred Miami Dolphins but no biggie.) It's an old school rustic looking place and the food was very good. My wife had a grouper sandwich that was as good as... More

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

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant while you were on vacation! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your menu choices! Yes, our owner is from Wisconsin and a big Packers fan, so we do promote the team! Please do PLAN to return! We would have fried those chicken livers for you! Thank you for taking the time to... More

Gainesville FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I eat here on a weekly basis... option to pilot your boat to the dock (and tie up) or drive your car. Great views of the bay and moored old boats. This part of Anna Maria (Bridge Street) has a lot of character. The Mahi fish taco's with mango salsa and black bean soup are absolutely splendid. The plate runs... More

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

Thank you so much for your continued patronage! We are extremely pleased that you enjoy every aspect of our restaurant, especially our Mahi Fish Tacos(with Mango Salsa) and Black Bean Soup! Your feedback is important, for we are constantly striving to provide great menu choices and excellent service. We appreciate your taking time to write a review! More

Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Good food and a fun place to go. There is live entertainment and lots of fresh air. Food is good and the people are entertaining. If your looking for valet parking this is not the place. However they do have an attendant to help you find a place to park and guide you when backing out. Sit back and relax... More

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

Thank you for your continued patronage to our restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoy our food, entertainment and ambiance! Your feedback regarding our Dockside Bar is appreciated and so noted by management.. We hope to see you again soon! More

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