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“Great pit stop on a hot day!” 5 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
Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great pit stop on a hot day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stopped in for a cold beer to get out of the heat and decided to split a snack! The best BLT I have had in a long time and enjoyed the conversation with the bartender!

Visited July 2014
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for stopping by our restaurant, and for taking the time to write a review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your cold beer, snack & conversation with our bartender! We hope you visit with us again soon!
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Longwood, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not our best choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Like so many other places i the area, the food was very mediocre, especially the seafood. Stick with bar food- burgers, wings etc. Waterfront area looks quaint but strong seaside odor and sand fleas made it miserable after sundown.

Visited July 2014
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review. It is unfortunate that you had a less than favorable experience at our restaurant with our seafood. Being on the bay, there are times when there is a briny aroma in the air. At times during the year sundown will find many of our diners inside. You comments are well-taken, and we hope you will give us another try when you are in our area.
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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best relaxing, coolest place to eat & drink on the beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

food was great! cocktails were awesome! Great people watching spot! The tiki bar is totally fun facing the water. Inside is also cool. Wait staff is awesome! I definitely recommend stopping by and hanging out for a bit!

  • Visited July 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, July 10, 2014
Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our food, cocktails and ambiance! We strive to have the best wait staff around, so it's great to know they were 'awesome'! We appreciate your taking your time to write a review, and for recommending hanging out for a bit at our tiki bar! We look forward to your next visit!
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A Relaxed, Laid Back Place To Eat & Drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are many places to eat & drink around Bridge Street, but the Bridge Tender Inn was our favorite. We went there several times during our stay for lunch, dinner & just to have drinks.

The food is not gourmet restaurant standards, but is very good indeed and fits in with the atmosphere of the place. (I highly recommend the fish cakes by the way - the best I've had). This is somewhere to come as a couple or with friends to relax & chat over a few drinks or food whilst looking out over the water. While you're doing that, look out for dolphins swimming close in to the shore.

The staff were friendly, and managed to chat to the customers while providing great service.

During my two week holiday some of the most relaxing times I spent were whilst I was at this bar.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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, July 8, 2014
Being one of many restaurants on Anna Maria Island, it is rewarding to hear you spent many relaxing hours at our Dockside Bar during your vacation enjoy lunches, dinners and drinks! We are glad you found the fish cakes to be a favorite, and you were provided with good service! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again soon!
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of our favorite go to places during the day or evening. The food and service is great but the location is what makes The Bridge Tender Inn The Best. Great place to kick off a relaxing vacation .

  • Visited February 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, July 8, 2014
It is great to hear how much you enjoy our restaurant and the ambiance!! We strive to provide great service and delicious food, so it is wonderful to be recognized! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review! We hope to see you again soon!
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