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“Fun place, great food and atmosphere”
Review of Bridge Tender Inn

Bridge Tender Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We tried the "bar/grill" portion of the restaurant the other night. Very friendly and appealing atmosphere- music was quite good, staff was cheerful, etc.

Had one the best Cuban sandwiches ever, along with tasty black bean soup. My wife had the fish tacos with mango sauce- very good as well.

Tip- the owners are huge Green Bay Packers fans- good place if you like to watch football with a crowd, especially a Packers game.

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Thank Steve S
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you so much for dining with us in the bar/grill part of our restaurant!! We are so pleased that you and your wife enjoyed our great food, music and ambience! That was a great 'tip', for we do, indeed, have wonderful Packers fans who join us on game day. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The first place we go out to eat when we return to Anna Maria Island is the Bridge Tender, and not only because it's a Packer bar and we're from Wisconsin! Our favorite waitress, Becky from Sussex, greets us like long lost friends and gets us our drinks before we have a chance to order them!

Last week, we had an appetizer of basa bites--fabulous! If you like grouper, you will like basa, too, and it is less expensive than the over-fished grouper! I followed with a basa reuben, which was also very good. I've had fish reubens before, and they were always exceptionally messy to eat. This was not, which I liked. We listened to some good music and enjoyed a lovely evening overlooking the bay.

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Thank krisreger
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your continued patronage! We are glad you feel so at home with us, and that you had a great evening dining while listening to the music! It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed our Basa Bites and Basa Reuben! We are happy to have so many Packers fans at our restaurant; game days are fun, too! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback!

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Have eaten at Bridge Tender Inn before, but not provided a review. Apologies! The fact that we returned and will return again hopefully speaks volumes. The food menu is not vast but is of good quality. Service on our visits good. The live music outside a pleasant bonus, albeit we have always chosen to eat inside. The duck is highlighted on the menu and as we have seldom come across duck on the menu in Florida has become something of a favourite - with Ginger or Cherries is very good - twice cooked and crispy! The fish also did not disappoint. Happy to recommend.

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Thank Holidaymaker050
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your positive feedback upon visiting our restaurant for the second time! We are delighted you enjoyed your menu selections while listening to our live music! It is a pleasure hearing from you, and we hope you will visit with us again when you are in our area! Accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your review.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

So we go to the Bridge tender and ask the hostess for a table for 3. Then some huge party of her friends walk up and she seats them. When I asked her what she had just done...she lied and said she thought we were with the big party! C' Mon lady...don't lie! Just say you wanted to seat your friends first! I don't like liars and people who won't tell the truth so I think it will be quite a while before I head back. Food is mediocre as well as the service but tonite was inexcusable!

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for visiting our restaurant on November 3rd. Please accept our apology for the delay in our response. We are truly sorry for the inappropriate manner in which you were treated, and that your meal was less than great. Your feedback is important, and is being relayed to our staff in hopes that this situation will not occur in the future. We are constantly striving to improve in all areas of our restaurant, so we hope you will give us another chance to get it right. One of our managers will always be available to assist you when there is a problem.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a beautiful evening last week we went to this restaurant looking for a light dinner. We both ordered the Riviera Salad for $9.95. We were very pleased with our choice. A large plate of mixed greens topped with apple slices, pineapple chunks, strawberries, canteloupe, pears, grapes and walnuts. A raspberry dressing on the side. I would have liked more walnuts and maybe blue cheese added. But it was big and delicious. There was entertainment that was extremely enjoyable. We sat on the tiki side right next to the water with a view of boats and sea birds. My friend wanted a draft beer but only bottled beer is available on the water side. A very beautiful place to eat. Service was good and wait staff extremely friendly. Will definitely go back.

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Thank holly S
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to review our restaurant! Please accept our apology for the delay in our response. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the ambience of our Dockside Bar, and that the Riviera Salad items were pleasing! Your request for more walnuts and blue cheese is noted and passed on to our staff! It is wonderful to hear you will return! We look forward to seeing you again!

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