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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 9417784849
Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Island time!

Fabulously unassuming little place in GREAT spot overlooking the marina! Delicious food! Good drinks! Live entertainment AND good people!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Always_Honest_Annie
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Fabulously unassuming little place in GREAT spot overlooking the marina! Delicious food! Good drinks! Live entertainment AND good people!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I have visited this place a bunch of times. Excellent location, especially the dockside bar. However, no draft on dockside, just the crappy beers you get everywhere. The food is beyond all expectation. Be careful, I have had trouble in the past. It also does not look really yummy. My suggestion, get a drink, watch your check and forget the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant 'a bunch of times', even though you have neither enjoyed our food nor the beers at the Dockside Bar. Our onsite manager is always available to rectify any problems you may have with your menu choices, as it is our desire to please our customers. We are unsure regarding your comments about your 'trouble... More 

Eastpointe, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I visited this restaurant many times over our vacation.every experience was awesome. It began with a heartwarming welcome from Carole which made it seem inviting to come back for lunch or dinner everyday,even when she wasn't our server. Another employee Andrew was awesome each time as well taking the time to talk to us and make sure... More 

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

Thank you so much for spending so much time at our restaurant! We apologize for the unfortunate experience with one of our wait staff, but so glad to hear that Carole came to the rescue! She is a wonderful asset to the Bridgetender as is Andrew! We will make sure Carole knows how much she helped save an otherwise unpleasant... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been coming to Bradenton for years and this was the first time we visited. They recently added a tiki bar on the causeway which was wonderful. Half is in the sun and half is shaded by a tree for those that need a little cover. Drinks were amazing and the staff very nice. Live music at night was fun. Would... More 

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

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant as first time guests! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed your drinks, our Dockside Bar, that our wait staff was attentive! Also, glad that you stayed for our nightly music! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and we appreciate the recommendation! More 

Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a table just steps away from the water. Gorgeous views and a dock right close by for boating to the restaurant. Food was nothing spectacular but the ambience of the area was to die for. The water view eating area is across the street from the restaurant, which is noted as a "Packer" bar. The BLT consisted of toasted... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance, your crab cake, and that you found the shrimp of ample size. It is distressing to hear you had some issues with some of the other menu choices. Please feel free to ask for a manager if something does not meet your expectations. We are happy to... More 

Pickerington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We like this place because the view is terrific and it has a fun atmosphere. We have always been on the water, not inside, so I can't give any insight to that area. Our server on our most recent visit, Louis, was very attentive and efficient. He also had a great sense of humor. The prices seem high, i.e. $18... More 

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

We appreciate your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you enjoy our ambiance, music and that your server Louis did a great job! We are also pleased that you enjoyed our Grouper Fingers...we have to adjust our prices to market costs. We do get crowded on weekends! Thank you so much for taking the time... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a blast at the trivia on New Years eve and even won a pitcher of beer! The food was good and there is a large selection of tap beer to choose from.

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

Thank you for celebrating New Year's Eve with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious food, had a good time and won a pitcher of beer! There are, indeed, many beers on tap! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope you visit with us again when in our area! More 

Astoria, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We came for drinks and football and ended staying for the evening! The staff was so accommodating! We wanted to sit by the water and Andrew made it happen! They hung a TV on the tree so that we could watch the game and dine by the water! Pam , our server, was exceptional! This was an incredible experience and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and staying for the evening! We are so glad you enjoyed the ambiance and that you found our wait staff very accommodating! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Paw Paw, Michigan
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Four of us just stopped in for a drink and ended up being there for 4 hours. We drank and had a plate of black bean nachos. They were awesome. Live entertainment was a guy playing guitar and singing. He was very good and a great time was had by all. So much fun!!

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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 had a great time and enjoyed your nachos and our entertainment! We appreciate your taking time to write a review, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Native Floridian
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Shrimpscargot and margaritas --- this is a lot of HAPPY and You deserve it. It is also dog friendly. They also sell quality seafood.

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

Thank you, Rhonda, for coming to our restaurant! It is pleasing to hear how much you enjoy our place, and especially our Margaritas and Shrimpcargot! Yes, our seafood is fresh, and dogs are welcome! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of the Bridge Tender, and 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: 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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