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Bridge Tender Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and view and exceptional service! Fish tacos were delicious and came with some tasty black bean soup! It's worth it to try one of their speciality drinks as well. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Aandreauf
Michigan
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always look forward to our Sunday brunch on the water at Bridge Tender....not so much this year! The setting is the same and our server, Adam was charming , friendly and attentive but the quality of the food was terrible....we had the fish tacos. It was very bland and ordinary. Was suppose to be blackened....The black bean soup was good... More 

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Thank Nana54
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately this is a packers place lol I'm from Chicago!! But food great and has live entertainment too. Plus right off the water !! They get real busy around dinner so waiting for service sometimes stinks but your with family just chill and enjoy the view and music !!

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Thank Therese W
Monrovia, Indiana
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat on the water side. Restaurant is split by a road - you can sit by the water or just across the road. Might sound weird, but it works. Not a super busy road, so servers and patrons can walk back and forth. Food was good. Service was a little slow, but sitting by the water made up for that.... More 

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Thank JTDtiger
USA
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Anna Maria we like to eat here outside by the water and watch the boats and wildlife, we have a dog and he is welcome outside, they have great live music.

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

Thank you for your continue patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear that you visit our restaurant when you vacation on Anna Maria Island. It is especially great to know you enjoy dining and relaxing at our Dockside Bar on the bay while listening to our music! We are very dog friendly, so we are glad you... More 

Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great spot. Friendly and fast service. Good beer selection. Reasonable menu prices. Parking can be a challenge, but you'll find a spot.

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant, and that our wait staff was attentive! It is also great to hear you like our beer selection! Thank you for noticing our prices are fair! Parking is indeed limited, so at times is a challenge. Our owner is from Wisconsin and a... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a busy night to have a drink. I handed the bartender Terry a $50.00 bill and she said that she never received it. I was unsure myself so I trusted her and handed her cash to pay the round. 2 nights later we stopped in again and she came running over with a $50.00 bill for... More 

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Thank r0tzy
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your stopping by the Bridge Tender for a drink! Since we are in our season, it gets very busy in the evenings. We are glad to hear that you returned in lieu of uncertainty involved regarding your previous payment. It is extremely refreshing to hear that Terry was honest and returned your funds! We will make sure she... More 

Mequon, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun Wisconsin sports bar with great grouper! The place to be on Packer game day. Outside tiki bar is a bonus.

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

Thank you for frequenting the Bridge Tender! We are happy that you enjoy our 'Packer' bar, and you have fun on game day! Our owner from Wisconsin is a huge fan, as evidenced by the memorabilia. It is especially great to hear that you enjoy our fresh grouper! Our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay is a favorite of many! We... More 

Parrish, Florida
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Bridge tender Inn, as we frequently do, since we live in the area. Food as usual, was very good, service by our waitress, Natalie, was superior. My complaint was the hostess came over to our table and asked us if we were leaving soon, as she had people waiting for our table. That was annoying in... More 

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

Thank you for your continued patronage of he Bridge Tender! We are happy to have you as a regular guest! We are glad to hear how much you enjoy our menu choices and that your service was superior. Natalie is a great server! We regret the incident which occurred on your visit to the Bridge Tender and that you felt... More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We find ourselves at the Bridge Tender quite often. Wait staff is friendly and the food is good. We also enjoy the tropical drinks from their drink menu.

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

We appreciate your continued patronage of he Bridge Tender! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy our menu choices, tropical drinks and that our wait staff is hospitable! Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +1 941-778-4849
Description
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.

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