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Bridge Tender Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , American
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 834 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great dinner and location. We had live music and it was so much fun. We ate inside this time, but last year we ate outside and it’s a fun atmosphere.

Thank bluehawks47
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of ruebens so the grouper ruebens was a must try; I was not disappointed. The fish was fresh and tasted great. My wife had the fish tacos and loved them. As a Bears fan the decor was terrible (Packers gear everywhere),...More

Thank Todd K
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our Grouper Reuben, and that your wife enjoyed our Fish Tacos! Those dishes are favorites of many of our guests! Yes! Our owner is a huge Packer fan from Wisconsin! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm torn about this review - good or average? You can eat in the pub or outside. I'n inclement or cool weather they have sides that drop down to protect the outside area, which defeats the idea of eating outside and increases the noise level...More

Thank halflescher
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender. It is great to hear you enjoyed your hamburger and that your friends liked their menu choices! It is distressing, however, to hear that you did not find our Clam Chowder delicious. As this is not the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good drinks, the food was okay, we ate quickly, the loud "music" drove us out. We won't be back.More

Thank 2FlyingCoconuts
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our drinks when you visited the Bridge Tender, however, it is difficult to respond to your main complaint about the loud music. We are a bar and grill which folks frequent for our delicious menu items and fun...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere! We ate at the tiki bar and the food was average, usual bar food. Would definitely return for the location and the staff! Great servers and the drink menu looks amazing!More

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

Thank you for reviewing the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. It's always great receiving compliments about our wait staff, and we do have some amazing drinks! In addition to our bar food, we have quite a selection...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First night we arrived at AMI, staying right around the corner, we stopped her for just a couple of drinks. Like..6 hours later...we had so much fun at the outdoor bar, Didn't think of eating dinner here..assumed greasy pub food. A few nights later we...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed being at our restaurant so much that you made a return visit! It is especially gratifying to know that you and your wife enjoyed our food, and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hamburgers and grouper sandwich,nothing fancy just good food sitting on the edge of the bay.Live music at night and popular bar with the locals .Great local diner!More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed yummy hamburgers and our grouper sandwich! It's also great to know you liked our nightly music and friendly folks. We strive for our customers to experience a 5 star rating, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The corner restaurant by the pier - we happened into it and had a decent dinner. The grouper sandwich was very large and done well. Service was friendly and the marine atmosphere was fun.

Thank 5280nikki
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender by chance! It is great to hear you enjoyed our Grouper Sandwich, friendly waitstaff and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a drink, attracted by their Green Bay Packer decorations. We sat indoors, though they have a fun looking outdoor area. While we had a drink, we sat with some very nice people who were eating, the food looked great. This place...More

Thank norskies
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us, and appreciate the compliments! Our owner is a huge Packer fan, and on game day when the Packers score, everyone gets a free Jello shot! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there while on vacation. It was ok. Husband ordered the schnitzel (it was good he said), and I ordered the shrimp with pasta ( it was just ok- to me it seemed lacking in seasoning and fat). The service was just alright. If I...More

Thank Micrazy
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to the Bridge Tender. We are glad to hear your husband enjoyed the schnitzel, but regret hearing you found your dish unsatisfactory. Our waitstaff would have been happy to suggest another entree more to your liking. We strive to keep...More

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Raymond S
10 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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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