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“Best relaxing, coolest place to eat & drink on the beach!”
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 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!

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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Thank DonkeyMaster
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 .

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Thank KKS112014
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed June 30, 2014

The outside tiki bar is great!!! Facing the water...Lots of local characters!!
Great entertainment!!

Thank pwhitty3646
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Thank you for visiting our Dockside Bar! It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, music and some of the fine folks that frequent our place. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again when you visit our area!

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came upon this place while strolling down Bridge Street to the pier. We had already eaten dinner, but were just looking for a place to relax by the water, listen to music and have a drink and order ice cream for the kids. We grabbed an outdoor table by the dockside bar and the waitress was very friendly. We told her that we weren't ordering food and she was perfectly happy to serve us. The kids each got a huge bowl of ice cream and husband and I enjoyed a cold beer. We could easily hear the music coming from the indoor portion of the restaurant. The music sounded great. A guitar and violin player with singing - not too loud, but nice enough just to enjoy. The outdoor bar is a very laid back place to just relax, look out at the boats and enjoy. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor bar and my kids loved that. I look forward to eating in the indoor restaurant on our next trip to AMI.

Thank where2nextPA
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Bridgetender303, Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant while on your vacation! We are pleased that you enjoyed our ambiance and were able to relax outside by the bay. We are, indeed, kid friendly, and many folks are not aware that their dogs are allowed at the Dockside Bar! Our Patio Bar and inside Dining Room are available, so we hope you will check out another area on your next visit. We appreciate your taking the time to write this review!

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