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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
Hudson, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food is great ( try the Grouper Rueben, you won't be disappointed) and the service is fast and friendly. Great place to watch the Green Bay Packers play during football season

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender, and for taking the time to write a review! We think our Grouper Reuben is excellent, and it's great to hear that you do, too! Hope to see you again soon, and especially around football season! We have so much fun when the Packers play! More

Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Neatest tiki bar on the water. You can get there by boat,car or walk down Bridge street.Friendly people,good service and food .Also have good bands too!!

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant Dockside Bar! We are very happy you enjoyed our food, folks and music! It is pleasing to hear our wait staff is attentive! We feel fortunate our location is accessible in many ways! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again soon! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ate the cuban for lunch and it was great. The smell of the grease trap that needs to be clean wasn't the greatest but overall great place to just relax.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are glad you were able to relax and enjoy our Cuban Sandwich! Some say it's the best around. Rectifying the grease trap problem :( We appreciate your feedback, and for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again soon! More

Howell, Mi
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

The Sesame encrusted Tuna app was delicious, as was the black bean soup, coconut shrimp and cosmopolitan martini, service excellent and the entertainment perfect for outdoor on the water. The one thing stopping me from a perfect rating was the pasta primavera, no where near worth the price charged.

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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 you had a near perfect experience at the Bridge Tender! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your menu choices, our wait staff , our ambiance and your Cosmopolitan Martini! We noted your comments about the Pasta Primavera to upper management! We appreciate your taking the time... More

provincetown
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you want to sit beside the water in a charming little outside deck area this is a great place. If you are expecting to be wowed by the food this isn't the place. Everything is standard and alright. But it is very enjoyable to sit in the area, like I said the food is good enough to come back... More

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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. We are pleased to hear our food is pleasing enough to bring you back, and that you enjoy the atmosphere of our outdoor bar area! We hope to see you again soon! More

Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Used to be one of my very favorites, been going there for over ten years whenever in Longboat. Looked forward to this time. Sat outside. Were told to pick any table then just as we got our cocktails were moved to a less desirable table. Waitress very nice about it, but still a hassle as we were put right by... More

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

We appreciate your frequenting our restaurant so many times over the years! Glad you still enjoyed being with us, even if things were less than pleasing during this visit. We hope this one experience will not deter you from stopping by the next time you're in our area. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! More

Glendale, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is our first time to AMI and out of all of the restaurants that we tried this was our least favorite. The food was average. My husband had a club sandwich and I had the shrimp with pasta. It wasn't bad food but just one of those places that's forgettable.

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

We are constantly striving to improve all aspects of our restaurant in such a way to please our customers, so it is distressing to hear you did not enjoy our restaurant. Our menu is varied, and we would have been happy to substitute your menu choice with another entrée. It is our hope you will give us another try should... More

Madeira Beach, FL
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoyed our visit with friends and say along the bayside, outside by the tiki bar. The location puts you in the mood to live life "island style". The food, however, was not so great. We ordered many appetizers to share among our group, along with several adult beverages. The drinks were fine, but, the food was mediocre at best.... More

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

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant, and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and drinks, if not your menu choices. Your comments about over-salting have been passed to upper management. Hopefully, you will give us a second chance should you be in our area. More

Camdenton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ate in the outside area by the docks/bridge by the bar with the smell of decaying fish from the water- but could have moved. Ate "area-reasonable" entres and prices, but with no utensels. The main dining area may be better, but the outside option was a definate pass given other area restaurants.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our Dockside Bar is usually quite pleasant! Sometimes there are issues over which we have no control. We always have an on-site manager who would have been happy to seat you either in our main dining room or patio bar. Much of our food is 'finger food', however, utensils are provided upon request. We... More

pittsburgh, pa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had dinner there on May 5 and although we don't drink, it was lots of fun. The fish tacos were terrific and our waitress was friendly and had a sense of humor. You can eat in the restaurant or across the street outside overlooking the bay. Great for the food, people watching and just being outside.

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

So glad you joined us for our Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5th! We're happy you had fun and enjoyed your menu choices! Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you on your next visit! More

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