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Bridge Tender Inn

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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 9417784849
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Munich, Germany
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218 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place, some live music even at lunch, parking spots, fast staff, good food, friendly. That's just a place to spend time to relax and eat.

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Thank Alexander Z
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food at this restaurant is only OK...and they have VERY pricey salads! I ordered the small Cesar salad. That was $7.95. I then decided to add chicken, which was an additional $7.95!! So, I paid almost $16 for a small salad. Also, the parmesan cheese wasn't fresh. It does have a pretty view. I agree with the reviewer that... More 

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Cleveland Ohio
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here on a Sunday evening and sat outside. The atmosphere was great with the water view. However we found the food to be just average and pretty pricey. I think if we went back here it would be for drinks and appetizers at the most.

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Thank michelleg5149
Bridgetender303, Social Media Directot at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay while having dinner. We do have a variety of pleasing entrees and appetizers to suit every taste. Our manager would have been happy to assist you with another choice. We hope you return for appetizers and drinks at least. We... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great dinner last Friday with the girls. The food and service was great and we really enjoyed the live music that night. We actually went back for lunch Monday before heading back home!

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Thank Paula K
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your girls night out with us! It is very gratifying to know your food was great and that our wait staff was attentive. We have music 7 nights a week, and are happy you also enjoyed our musicians. It is especially rewarding to hear... More 

Windermere, Florida
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to enjoy the view and have a drink. Everyone around us was enjoying some lunch with their drinks. The food we saw looked nice. It was a fun stop with a good view of the boat traffic.

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Thank Rowan813
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your stopping by the Bridge Tender to enjoy a cocktail! It is indeed relaxing on the water at our Dockside Bar. We have a variety of great menu choices to suit all tastes! It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hope you try one of our delicious choices the next time. Thank you for taking... More 

Largo, Florida
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 indoor bars and one outdoor bar with dining in all three areas. One afternoon we sat in at the outside dockside bar and enjoyed a few ice cold beers while watching boats come and go on Sarasota Bay. We could see appetizers, munchies and some entrees being delivered to other patrons and each one look delicious. That... More 

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Thank Fran G
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear what a great time you had at our restaurant, while relaxing in the ambiance of our Dock Side Bar on Sarasota Bay with cold cocktails! It is especially pleasing to hear you returned in the evening to enjoy our Classic Reuben with our great French Fries! Also glad... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's in a great spot right across the street from the water, but the food was just OK. The grouper fingers were the best thing we had. If you're looking for bar first, food second, this might be a good place for you.

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Thank Andrew O
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you stopped by the Bridge Tender. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Grouper Fingers and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We are an 'Old Florida' style bar with a great varied menu to suit all tastes. We hope you enjoyed your visit enough to visit with us again! Thank you for taking your time... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This evening we stopped for drinks with friends and family. We sat right by the water and enjoyed perfect weather for a few drinks. Previously we have visited the Bridge Tender Inn for Packer games. This is an official Packer bar!!!

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Thank TomasBocaGrande
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of the Dockside Bar while having your cocktails! Yes, we are a Packers bar, as our owner is a huge fan from Wisconsin! As you have experienced, game days are so much fun with free Jello shots when our Packers score! Thank... More 

Anna Maria Island, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ate here the night of June 30, and we both got horribly sick. We started feeling badly at the end of our meal before we even left the restaurant. I spent five hours shaking with chills that night. It was the worst I've ever experienced. Never again.

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Thank RozyTeacher
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

This is a first for our restaurant. We are unsure of your menu choice or drinks, but feel our manager should have been requested since this occurred. Characteristically, it takes at least an hour if there are issues with food or drink. We are sorry you became ill, but without knowing the particulars we are unable to offer a plausible... More 

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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am realy sad about our dinner! It's our third time at Bridge Tender Inn. Today it was a catastrophe....we had to wait about 1 hour for our food, and we didn't got all food at the same time. Our red Wine had a temperature of 77 F, not ok! And the staff could not really understand why we weren't... More 

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Thank Perberg
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to lose you as a Bridge Tender customer. Since this was your third visit, we are hoping our food and service was more than acceptable at those times. We are not sure what went wrong with your having to wait different times for your food, and how your wine was 77 degrees. We feel our on-site manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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
Description
Voted #1 Bar & Grill 3 years in a row! Established in 1989 - The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite among locals and visitors from all over the world. Serving fresh seafood, great appetizers, and some of the best entrees, munchies and sandwiches around! The Bridge Tender Inn offers 3 full service bars on the water and live entertainment daily. There are docks available so come by land, by sea or by foot to experience a true hidden Treasure.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?