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Bridge Tender Inn

135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 823 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate here as part of a large group of 20. We hadn't booked so there wasn't space outside but staff were happy to move tables around to accommodate us. They were also happy to divide the bill across multiple checks. Good choice of food and...More

Thank Alison18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this place by chance, for lunch, and loved it. Mahi tacos and Tuna sashimi Caesar salad accompanied by fabulous cocktails. Great service, great value and a great view. Highly recommended.More

Thank hattonjohnp
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you had lunch with us and enjoyed the Mahi Tacos and Tuna Sashimi Caesar Salad! They are great pairings with some of our yummy cocktails. Also, we would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were told to go down to the Inn for music from 3-6pm. It was fun because they had a beach bar, outdoor and indoor seating available. We chose the beach bar. Met people from all over the U.S. Fun place if you are a...More

Thank LDueweke
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are glad that you enjoyed our Clam Chowder and Crab Cake, not to mention our Grouper Sandwich! Grouper is in high demand, however, we strive to keep our prices in line with other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place roasts their own turkey for sandwiches, no deli stuff here. Yum. I asked for a turkey Rueben, not on the menu, no problem. Great sandwich. The music, Stone Crab Steve was great. The staff is very attentive and accommodating, love this place.More

Thank SRQ Lady
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being our guest at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our roasted Turkey Reuben Sandwich and found our wait staff accommodating! It's always wonderful to receive compliments about our great staff! It is also very gratifying...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew at this bar will always treat you like family! they make amazing drinks including their great spicy bloody marys! Once you go to this place you will know there is no other like it! its just so unique!! The best day or night...More

Thank Yenny S
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for patronizing the Bridge Tender! We appreciate your glowing review of our restaurant! We are delighted that you enjoy our 'Old Florida Style' ambiance and our terrific wait staff, not to mention our awesome drinks! We strive to make sure our guests have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by Bridge Street and chose the Bridge Tender Inn for a late lunch. We followed a large party and expected service to be impacted but we were wrong. Adam who served us was excellent. The menu is varied and prices cheaper than we’ve seen....More

Thank CiaoBella13
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you both enjoyed our food and the wonderful descriptions of your menu items! We also appreciate your noticing our pricing is reasonable! Yes, Adam...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on vacation on Anna Maria Island, decided to try Bridge Tender Inn, great outdoor dining, by the sea, food was amazing, very reasonably priced, but overall , a great place to spend an hour or so, soaking up the atmosphere, will be backMore

Thank pdb2
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you enjoyed our food and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! Thank you for taking your time to review and rate our restaurant. It will be our pleasure to serve you again in the near...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, nice outdoor seating, pet friendly. Tuna salad was awesome, friends had steak sandwich, delicious, service was outstandingMore

Thank Claudia P
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you and your friend stopped by the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you all enjoyed your menu choices and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We also love hearing compliments about our great wait staff! Yes, we do love our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on AMI for the day and were looking for a place to sit a bit and relax. We spied in the distance the outdoor bar and was drawn to it. It was perfect! Great service, great Bloody Mary's and the staff was very...More

Thank horseobesityclinic
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for discovering the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that you enjoyed our yummy Bloody Marys and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is always wonderful to hear compliments about our super wait staff! Thank you for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in Bradenton Beach for two nights but we ate here three times. We loved sitting at a table literally waterside. The bar menu in the evening was our favourite and we loved the soft pretzels with cheese sauce, tortilla chips with salsa,...More

Thank poppysno
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you dined with us 3 times during your visit! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed our bar munchies, drinks and entertainment as well as the ambiance of Sarasota Bay!...More

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Raymond S
11 August 2017|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Mr. Raymond S., those who commented on your statement have deemed the Bridge Tender prices are in line with other Anna Maria Island restaurants. We make a concerted effort to remain competitive in this highly traveled... More
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96JenC357
16 March 2017|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we have gift certificates! Please call 941-778-4849 and we will be able to assist you. Thanks so much!
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96JenC357
16 March 2017|
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Response from Marlene152 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just checking but I assume you can. We ate here a couple of times and enjoyed our meals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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