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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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English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice, fun "Old Florida" type restaurant with a nautical theme. We were seated immediately on a holiday weekend and found parking easy. Nice views right on the Intercostal. Hamburgers, Grouper and Shrimp on the menu with a full bar. We were even offered sample drink tastes while waiting for our meals, the food was good. Grouper was a bit pricey...sandwich... More

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant over the holiday weekend! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all of your menu choices, and that you enjoyed our ambiance. It is also gratifying to know you parked with ease, and there was no wait! Many restaurants on the island offer grouper at market prices at this time. We appreciate your taking... More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped by for lunch and sat outside with the view of the pier and docks. Had the three alarm chili and Cajun grouper fingers for appetizers they where just ok. For enteree I had the Grouper Ruben which absolutely saved the day food wise, it was delicious! Service was very good. When the bill came I must say I was... More

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

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed our Grouper Reuben and that our wait staff was attentive. Grouper is at a premium at this time. Thank you for your feedback, as we are constantly trying to improve in areas our customers relate. We also appreciate your taking the time to write a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent a couple of weeks on Anna Maria Island and had lunch out every day. Although there are scads of restaurants on the island, we kept going back to Bridge Tender Inn for a number of reasons: (1) the food was wonderful, especially the fish tacos, the grouper, and the black bean soup; (2) the staff was always very... More

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

It is gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed our food, atmosphere and that our wait staff was friendly! We appreciate that you dined with us many times! Because your description is so positive, we would like to quote your experience! " (1) the food was wonderful, especially the fish tacos, the grouper, and the black bean soup; (2) the... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped by for dessert after having eaten elsewhere. The key lime pie was okay, but the setting outdoors was great and the live music made for great atmosphere. A fun, short visit.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant for dessert. It is great to hear you had fun and enjoyed our ambiance and music! Please drop my again and try some of delicious entrees! We appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to write a review! More

Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my first visit to the Bridge Tender Inn and it was unimpressive. Right from the start, after being sat at a tight, sticky table, I had doubts about what was to follow. The server, when asked about the Happy Hour prices, stated "It isn't that big of a deal, it's only like 25 cents cheaper than normal". Later... More

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

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant. It is distressing to hear you had such an unpleasant experience with our wait staff, and that you feel our portions were not adequate in regard to our prices. An on-site Manager is always available to assist you with any issues. Happy Hour is extended throughout the entire restaurant, and we regret your were... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stopped here for lunch the first day on the island. The food was superb, especially the clam chowder. Service was great and I highly recommend this for your trip to Anna Maria Island.

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

We are so glad we were your first stop while visiting the island! It is gratifying to hear your enjoyed your menu choices (we do have some great Clam Chowder!), and that our wait staff was attentive! Thank you for the recommendation, and for taking the time to write a review! More

Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoyed a lunch on their pier side bar / restaurant food and drinks were good, service was a bit up n down and when we got the bill it was a total and not itemized (always find that bothersome since it seemed way higher than we expected) Views great (at least outside) inside seems a bit dated but fun ...

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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 your lunch and drinks, and the atmosphere at our Dockside Bar. Since we are always trying to improve our service and procedures, we appreciate your comments. Your feedback is important, so thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're also glad you had fun! More

Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was by far the worst I have ever had. Flies everywhere, even at the bar you could see flies landing on the fruit for drinks… ewwww. Mgmt needs some fixing too. The place is filthy.. Megan, our server was awesome, she did her best was fast, efficient and funny! Keeping my drink full is a must! megan, did just... More

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

Your feedback is important to us. We are not sure of your menu choice, however, there is always a Manager on site would have been willing to offer you other options. Currently, many of the restaurants on the bay are having an issue with flies. We are trying to rectify the situation at the Bridge Tender, as it is our... More

florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Bridge Tender is a standby for local folks. They have great burgers, but also more trendy things. New seating on the beach is fun, and if you need to see a game, the bar serves food.

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

We appreciate your visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review! Some say we have the best burgers around! We are glad you enjoyed yours as well as our beach setting! Visit with us again for one of the games! Hope to see you again soon! More

Osprey, FL
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154 reviews 154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After unable to find a dock at Mar Vista, we cruised up and secured a dock near Bridge Tender. It was so hot, we were happy to sit inside. Area is small but has a decent water view across the narrow street and the A/C appreciated. Our server was efficient and attentive. Fish tacos, burger, Cuban, blackened Grouper sandwich and... More

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

Thank you for docking at our restaurant! We are pleased that everyone in your party enjoyed their food and the view of Sarasota Bay! It is gratifying to know your server was efficient and attentive, as we strive to please our customers! We have live music every evening, and also during the day on weekends. Hopefully you will visit again... More

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