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Bridge Tender Inn

) #9 of 16 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, Pub, American
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to eat. The black bean soup is very good. My dining partner had the reuben and he loved it. I had the turkey on sour dough and it was excellent. The fries were hot and plenty were given. They have...More

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

We appreciate your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! It is extremely gratifying to hear that you and your dining partner enjoyed our Reuben and Turkey on Sour Dough! Your description of your menu choices and our restaurant is accurate! Tom, our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere and especially Brigids Cross music entertainment on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon. The menu is varied and very good..More

Thank sunshine34217
Bridgetender303, Social Media Menu at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you love the ambiance of our restaurant on Sarasota Bay! Brigid's Cross (with Paulie and Peggy Baker) is great, so we are happy that you enjoy them!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere with outdoor eating right by the docks. Wildlife came to visit and beg for scraps. Food was average overall - great steak sandwich but thin on meat, generous nacho portion but the flavour wasn't great.More

Thank bellabat2017
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 Dockside Bar while having dinner. We strive to serve delicious food with ample portions, and are distressed you feel neither of your choices were satisfactory. It would have been...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a Packer fan this is your bayside place! Great service and bayside view. I had the coconut shrimp - my hubby had the 'shrimpcargot' and was amazing! Cold beers and cocktails by the bay with live music... annex seating and bar across...More

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

We appreciate your visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to know that you and your husband enjoyed your Coconut Shrimp and Shrimpcargot! It is also great to hear that our wait staff was attentive and that you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for snacks in the early evening. I loved the outdoor bar which was on the intercoastal waterway.More

Thank alfred471
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. It is good to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay, and we hope you also enjoyed your menu items. Thank you for taking time to write this review! It will be our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rocked up around lunch time, we were greeted by a friendly face, seated immediately and served good drinks at great prices. All while soaking in the fantastic surroundings.More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our restaurant on the bay! It is gratifying to hear our wait staff was attentive and that you also enjoyed our great drinks! We appreciate your taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate and drank there three times, rode the free trolly all the way from Pine Ave. Best Bloody Mary ever and never had a bad meal. Many locals boat up and eat there. They have some of the most friendly staff I've ever​ met. I've...More

Thank LarryCadman67
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our Dockside Bar on your visits to the Bridge Tender. It is most gratifying to know that you appreciated our great food and had pleasurable times at our restaurant. We agree that we have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique atmosphere right on the water. There were nine of us. Wait staff was fantastic and very helpful. Waiter had interesting insights about Anna Maria Island. I didn't actually eat anything but everyone else liked the food. Other family had actually had lunch there the...More

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

Thank you for bringing your pre-wedding party to the Bridge Tender for brunch! It is extremely gratifying to hear that everyone enjoyed their menu choices and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. It is always a pleasure to hear compliments about our great wait staff! It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend recommended as his "go to place" while on Anna Maria Island. I am so glad he did. Fantastic place to spend an evening with good song, drinks and food. Song was so good that during our 3 day stay we went back two times....More

Thank just-lovin-cruisin
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the Bridge Tender so much you visited us 3 times during your island stay! It is very gratifying to know you found our food and cocktails great as well as our musicians entertaining! Thank you so much for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us decided to dine at this restaurant on a pleasant May evening. We sat outside near the water's edge under large live oak trees lighted with small lights. Look for the tuba in the tree! Great atmosphere and service. There was a singer...More

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Bridge Tender! We appreciate your taking time to write a review of our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay while listening to our live music! It is...More

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96JenC357
Gift certificates are they available????
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
Can I get a gift certificate for the bridge tender restaurant on ami
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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swinst
Is the outside area pet-friendly?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Hi! We are pet friendly at our Dockside Bar! We even have a 'Doggie Burger' on our menu! Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Susie Armstrong Social Media Director
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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.