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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

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Fun, fun, fun!!

I can only speak to the tiki bar as that is what we visited. The bartenders were a lot of fun and we enjoyed the live music. My daughter did order something off the menu and she said it was very good. I loved how we were right next to the water and all of the lights. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Ginny I
,
Scottsville, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scottsville, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I can only speak to the tiki bar as that is what we visited. The bartenders were a lot of fun and we enjoyed the live music. My daughter did order something off the menu and she said it was very good. I loved how we were right next to the water and all of the lights. It was a... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by our Dockside Bar! Great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance by the bay and our live music! It's very gratifying to know your daughter enjoyed her menu choice and that our bartenders made your visit fun! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We hope to see you again the next time... More 

MA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have gone there twice in 1 st week here. Great chicken livers and onions, Great outdoor bar. Music was very good.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant twice! It is gratifying to know you enjoyed our Chicken Livers and Onions! We also are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar and the live entertainment! Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We loved the waterfront outdoor restaurant! We chose this restaurant based on its location and we weren't disappointed by the food! Best onion rings! The live music was fantastic and our waiter was a lot of fun! Great evening!

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our ambiance on Sarasota Bay and your server was fun! It is also very gratifying to know you found our food and live music great! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are searching for gourmet perhaps this should not be your choice of places to eat on AMI but if it's tasty food and good drinks delivered in an atmosphere of fun and happy laid back people this is your place. It's been ours for many years! The bartenders know how to make a good drink and they remember... More 

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

We are so glad to hear how much you enjoy our restaurant! It is very gratifying to know when a customer appreciates our delicious food and recognizes a good drink when he/she has one! Terri is, indeed, great! We constantly strive to keep our restaurant a place to come for a great meal, good service and fun music! And, as... More 

Toms River
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Sitting outside by the water listening to live music is what makes this place so unique! We've been here a couple of times and feel the food is just ok--nothing special! There are other places nearby where you can get a nice meal if that's what you're after. Drink prices are in line with the rest of the AMI bars... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are glad to hear you enjoy our atmosphere by the bay! We do have some excellent menu choices you may not have tried, i.e., our Roasted Duck has been touted as some of the best! We appreciate your taking your time to review our restaurant, and hope you come again when you are... More 

Sewickley, PA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We sat at a table overlooking the Bay near the outdoor bar. The view, the variety in the people eating lunch, and the slightly raucous bar made for a wonderful full-of-atmosphere meal. The food was okay, the drinks better, and the ambiance best of all. Would definitely return!

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant on Sarasota Bay! We are pleased you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere, interesting folks and that your drinks were good! It is very much appreciated that you took the time to review our restaurant, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

sandhurst
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We dined in the main restaurant, as the music bar was heaving and it was too cold to sit outside. It was not busy. We're shown to a table where it was so dark wee could not read the menu. I asked for the light to be turned on, but was told it was broken. Rather than being offered another... More 

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

We apologize for your unfortunate experience at our restaurant! Our on-site manager would certainly have rectified your seating situation, and would have offered to prepare your food to your liking. As a restaurant we strive to please our customers so dining with us will be a pleasure. We do feel our prices are keeping in line with other restaurants on... More 

Elmvale, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dockside patio is busy, and enjoyable to watch boats arriving and leaving the dock. The kitchen had a small fire the previous evening so a few items on the menu were not available. However, the menu was varied enough that many options were available. Our group had ceasar salads, burgers, and chicken on a bun, fries. They were tasty and... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant, and for being understanding of our dilemma! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere,and that you were still able to enjoy some of our menu items! Especially nice to know our wait staff was attentive! We do love our doggies, and cater to them, also! We hope you visit with us... More 

Bradenton, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! The food is delicious; especially the Grouper tenders, the service is excellent and very Friendly. The ambience is simple but beautiful. The seating outdoor affords you a view of the water and the best part is that you can bring your dog. They even bring a bowl of coldwater for your furry friend, and offer a doggy... More 

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

We appreciate your taking your time to review our restaurant! It is extremely pleasing to hear you enjoy our food (especially the Grouper Tenders!), our serene atmosphere and attentive wait staff! Yes, we love our doggies and cater to them, also! We look forward to serving you again! More 

Montrose, New York
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place to eat, drink and socialize. Wrought iron tables and chairs at the bay front and cozy seating inside. Short but fine menu and the best Bloody Mary we've ever seen. Decent prices, good service and good food and drink. We always go there at least twice while in the area.

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

We are glad to hear you dine with us when you're on the island! It is pleasing to know that you enjoy all aspects of our restaurant, especially our great food and 'Tender Mary'! Our wait staff appreciate kudos, so thank you for noticing their efforts! We look forward to your next visit, and appreciate your taking the time to... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?