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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Cajun Grouper Fingers
Fresh Grouper, cajun breaded, fried crisp and served with our housemade tartar sauce
Market Price
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Large, shell on, Florida Bay Spice boiled shrimp served chilled with lemon and cocktail sauce
13.95
Sesame Tuna Sashimi
Sesame seared, sliced thin tuna, served with seaweed salad, wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce
15.95
Shrimpcargot
Large Shrimp, baked on a bed of creamed spinach and artichokes, topped with provolone, served with lemon and garlic bread
13.95
Fried Oysters
Florida select Oysters, lightly breaded and fried, served with lemon and cocktail sauce
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Buffalo or Coconut Shrimp
Large Shrimp, fried with our own Coconut breading or wing sauce and served with lemon and pina colada sauce
12.95
B.T.I. Crab Cake
Housemade Crab Cake sauteed golden brown and served with garlic toast and mustard sauce
13.95
Basa Bites
Flaky White Basa pieces, lightly fried and served with our housemade tartar sauce
12.95
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Large wings, crispy fried, tossed in hot sauce and served with carrots, celery and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese
13.95
Fred's Chicken Livers
Chicken Livers, sauteed with onions and bacon, flamed with a splash of brandy and served with garlic bread
11.95
SANDWICHES
Served with Chips or Fries; Add American, Swiss, Cheddar, or Provolone Cheese, Bacon, Sauteed Onions or Mushrooms. Each $1.50
Classic Reuben
Thin sliced Corned Beef - with sauerkraut or coleslaw, melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, served on grilled rye bread
10.95
Grouper Reuben
Sauteed Grouper with sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, served on grilled rye bread
Market Price
Chicken Sandwich
6 oz. tender breast of chicken, served on a soft kaiser roll. Available chargrilled, fried or blackened
11.95
Classic Burger
Chargrilled to order, served on a soft kaiser roll
10.95
Add a Fried Egg1.5
Add Our Housemade Pulled Pork2
B.T.I. Crab Cake
Housemade Crab Cake, sauteed golden brown, served on a kaiser roll with lemon and mustard sauce
14.95
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
Classic BLT on sourdough toast with mayo
9.95
Gulf Grouper
Fresh Grouper cooked to order, served fried, chargrilled or blackened on a soft kaiser roll
Market Price
Grilled Cheese
With your choice of cheese on grilled sourdough bread
8.95
With Bacon1
With Ham1
With tomato0.5
Turkey Club
Roasted Turkey breast sliced thin on sourdough bread with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo
12.95
The St. John
Roasted Turkey breast sliced thin with bacon and Wisconsin Cheddar on sourdough bread with mayo
11.95
SOUPS
Black Bean Soup
Housemade with seasoned pork, peppers and onions and served with sour cream and diced onions
Cup4.95
Bowl8.95
Clam Chowder
Our version of New England classic...creamy and delicious!
Cup4.95
Bowl8.95
Chili Crock
Housemade Chilli topped with cheddar cheese and jalapenos and served with tortilla chips
8.95
SALADS
House Salad
Fresh mixed greens with red onions, tomato and cucumber served with your choice of dressing. Catch of the Day - Market Price
Small4.95
Large7.95
With Chicken or Shrimp (Small)11.95
With Chicken or Shrimp (Large)15.95
Caesar Salad
Fresh Romaine lettuce, tossed with seasoned croutons, and our housemade dressing and topped with parmesan Cheese. Catch of the Day - Market Price
Small4.95
Large7.95
With Chicken or Shrimp (Small)11.95
With Chicken or Shrimp (Large)15.95
Tuna Wasabi Caesar
Sesame seared Tuna sliced thin on top of housemade Wasabi Caesar Salad
17.95
Balsamic Chicken Salad
Chargrilled Chicken, on top of mixed greens, tossed with tomato, red onion, balsamic dressing and bleu cheese crumbles
15.95
DESSERT
Key Lime Pie
A Florida Tradition. A tart and sweet filling made from Florida Key Limes in a graham cracker crust
7.95
Godiva Pie
A blend of the finest chocolates, folded into fresh whipped cream and Godiva liquor in a chocolate cookie crust
7.95
Mixed Berries Romanoff
Our signature dessert! Raspberries, Strawberries and Blackberries, hand blended into vanilla ice cream finished with Triple Sec and topped with whipped cream and fresh grated chocolate
8.95
Tylers Ice Cream
Featuring Tylers original chocolate or vanilla ice cream
6.95
DINNER
BTI Pasta
Large Shrimp sauteed with artichokes, tomato, wine, onions, garlic and butter tossed with linguini pasta
25.95
Linguini Pasta
Linguini and Broccoli with your choice of our housemade garlic butter or alfredo sauce. With Grouper, chargrilled, blackened or fried - Market Price
16.95
With Chicken22.95
With Shrimp25.95
New York Strip
12 oz. Strip Steak, chargrilled and topped with Garlic Butter. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
26.95
B.T.I. Filet Medallions
Tender Medallions chargrilled to your liking, served with our signature sauce. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
24.95
Jo's Short Ribs
Slow Roasted Beef Ribs with a demi glaze sauce, served with garlic mashed potato and veggie of the day. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
17.95
Roast Duck
A House Favorite! Semi boneless Half Duck roasted extra crispy served with our housemade Raspberry sauce. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
28.95
Chicken Schnitzel
A favorite Wisconsin preparation. Boneless, skinless chicken breast lightly pounded and breaded, pan fried in butter and finished with lemon, capers and white wine. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
23.95
B.T.I. Crab Cake
Housemade Crab Cakes sauteed golden brown and served with garlic toast and mustard sauce. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
25.95
Fried or Coconut Shrimp
Large Shrimp breaded and lightly fried golden brown and served with housemade tartar sauce and lemon. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
25.95
Gulf Grouper
Fresh Grouper, prepared chargrilled, blackened, jerked, fried, broiled or sauteed. With Dinner your choice of any 2 side dishes: Garlic Mash Potatoes, Rice, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Veggie of the Day. Small House or Small Caesar Salad with entree $3.95
Market Price
About
Voted #1 Bar & Grill 4 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.
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good food and friendly service. The black bean soup was surprisingly outstanding and the fish tacos were filling. Clearly the owner is from Wisconsin as the decor reveals. The prices were a bit steep for the accommodations and the water view was obscured by...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ChrisWilkerson
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our house-made Black Bean Soup and Fish Tacos, and that our wait staff was attentive! Yes, our owner is from Wisconsin and a huge Green Bay Packer fan! Game days...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The tender inn is at the base of thebold bradenton beach pier...love their fried gator tail...lots of local craft beers on tap, sit outside and enjoy the views of palma sola bay...decent pricingMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hotfoods54
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thank you for your response, however, you may be speaking of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the pier! Their food is indeed very good, and the view of the bay is wonderful. We are the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar at 135...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to walk to this restaurant as parking can be a problem sometimes. They have a variety of good food to choose from. We sat in an open Bar one night, the other night we went the four of us had a table...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 115clayb
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your menu choices and our live music. Our nightly live music begins at 7:00, and we have other musicians play during the week. Parking is indeed an issue, as we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here many times on our vacations from the UK and decided to spend our last evening here. Since our last visit, an extended area has been added just across from the main restaurant, outside looking over The Bay. We sat here to take...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Essjay9
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted to hear you enjoy our food, music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! And, we always love receiving compliments on our awesome wait staff! Yes, we have added our Dockside Bar, which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Bridge Tender Inn Restaurant located at the end of a Bridge St overlooking Sarasota Bay. Live music, super cute “Five O’clock “ somewhere vibe. Very good homemade food, the burgers, Ruben, fish tacos are excellent. Real fresh fish!! Two Bars to sit...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Kathy M
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to know you enjoy our tasty food, especially our Reuben, Fish Tacos, Burgers & Fresh Fish! It is also great to hear you like our ambiance and choice of live music. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love going in the evening for a few beers and appetizers at the Bay Side Bar. We enjoy the entertainment (not to loud) and the outside atmosphere. If sitting outside in the warmer months be sure to bring your bottle koozie as your beer...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Joe K
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are glad you enjoy cocktails & appetizers at our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay! It is also great to hear you enjoy our music, and we appreciate your noticing our fair prices. We agree...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

Been going for 20 some years, not so much during season, but every now and then we’ll give it a shot. We’ve always get blessed with a parking space, staff are the best food is awesome also.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Russ T
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear that our regular customers still enjoy our restaurant after so many years! We love hearing compliments on our great food and attentive wait staff! We appreciate your taking the time...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019

The staff at the Tiki Bar are awesome. Love to have cocktails by the water at the Tiki Bar and then dine inside. Great quality food and service. I love that you can get a great Grilled Cheese or BLT all the way to Seafood....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank sheboze
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you enjoy our varied menu and delicious food! Like you, many of our great customers enjoy cocktails by the bay then dine at our Patio Bar or Inside Dining...More

Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Parking in the area free. A great place to eat or drink,spend an evening,live music too. A rustic looking Inn,sits on the corner of Bridge st, plenty of seats inside or under a cover just outside. On the waters edge is a separate bar,tables and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Martin W
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted you enjoyed our 'Old Florida Style' restaurant! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed our menu offerings and that you also enjoyed our friendly staff and regulars! Thanks for noticing our fair pricing! We...More

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Great casual dining right next to the Bradenton Pier, Bridge Street. As we were staying on Anna Maria Island, we could easily get there on the free trolley which runs every 20 minutes.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MarjorieB712
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn! Your description of our area is informative! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Your 5 'bubble' review of the Bridge Tender Inn is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again in the...More

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libbyz2013
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid friendly, and we have a special menu just for them! We find sitting outside by the Bay seems to be more fun for children as there is much to watch!
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libbyz2013
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid-friendly, and provide a special menu for your little ones! We recommend outdoor seating, as there are many fun things to see!
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Karl M
July 11, 2018|
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Response from 541adellew | Reviewed this property |
I’m almost sure they do as the menu is quite extensive and we found them to be very flexible!
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