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“Spring getaway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bridge Tender Inn

Bridge Tender Inn
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 9417784849
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spring getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great place for a meal or to stop in for a drink. We chose indoor seating but still had a wonderful view of the water. I had a salad with grilled chicken while my husband enjoyed their grouper sandwich. Location & food were very good. Our waitress, Carol, had a great personality & made our time there all the more enjoyable. Definitely would visit again.

Visited April 2014
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
We are glad you made our restaurant a part of your visit to our area! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your menu choices, atmosphere and our great server Carol! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to your next visit!!
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always a great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have been coming here for over 10 years and it just keeps getting better!
Love the food, the service is fantastic, ask for Natalie, one of the best servers there! And the entertainment always makes for a great time. They have added more outdoor seating, we love to go and order a appetizer and cocktail and listen to the great music.
Highly recommend their crab cake sandwich. Their nachos are great if you add their spicy chili!
Try their after work cocktail,just be careful, they go down easy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you for your continue patronage and for taking the time to write a review! We are truly pleased that you enjoy every aspect of our restaurant, and you are right about those after work cocktails! Natalie is, indeed, a great server! We hope to see you again soon!!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Mediocre ... At best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Confused servers (didn't know who should serve us), overpriced for small portions, bland coconut shrimp with horrible dipping sauce, warm beer (with a bitter lime -- didn't realize it until it was in the Corona), dogs were okay but the pet bird pooping at the bar was a little over the top. Reading this, I'm surprised I gave it 2 stars.

Visited April 2014
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your experience at our restaurant was less than favorable, and your comments have been forwarded to upper management.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“fave on Ana Maria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the outdoor bar as well as the inside restaurant and enjoyed ourselves immensely -Wait staff, bartenders, all were friendly folks. Met so many fun and interesting people here. We will be back next year for sure! Don't forget to ask the bartender outside for a shot of George Clooney's small batch tequila. Only place you can get it and it's worth going for! http://casamigostequila.com/
The food was great, too, and you sure can't beat the view! steps from the water. Great spot to unwind and soak up the sun.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant (and 'George')! It is very gratifying to know our menu choices were pleasing and that our wait staff continues to be friendly! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and dining with us! We will see you next year!
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Bass River, ma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, nice food, wonderful view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

As we were staying around the corner, we found ourselves going back to the Bridge Tender Inn several times over the course of our stay. We visited for both lunch and dinner and were happy each time. Coming from the cold of New England in February, the warmth of the outdoor seating was a welcome feeling! Our first visit was for dinner. We planned it so that we were there while the sun was still up and it was still warm out. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive, given the number of table that were full. Our meals, either seafood or burgers, were well prepared and tasty. It was a little surprising to drink wine out of a plastic glass but we got over it! The next several days we found ourselves back for lunch which was just as good. All in all, it was a nice place to stop and eat before we went fishing on the pier and I'm looking forward to going back and visiting the Tiki Bar with just my husband, no kids and mother!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
So great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and ambiance! We appreciate your visiting with us several times with your family! It's always complimentary to hear our food and service is pleasing to our customers! Please visit again for date night with your husband :)! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
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