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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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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 812 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice during our winter break in the sun. Very enjoyable both times. Our first time was after we arrived on the island following our flight into Tampa. Got there around 3:00 and very hungry. There were plenty of spots open at that time...More

Thank KyleG033
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Bridge Tender twice during your vacation! It is wonderful to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your menu choices; the Steak & Cheese Sandwich, Fish Tacos, French Onion Soup & our Housemade Black Bean Soup! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch here on the day we arrived in the area. After a long drive it was lovely and relaxing to sit right by the beach (across the road from the restaurant itself). Our waiter was very energetic and made sure we knew...More

Thank boatie_girl
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 you were able to relax by our Dockside Bar after your long trip! It is always great to know that our wait staff is attentive, and that our guests enjoy a particular dish!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant for their fried chicken liver appetizer. Portions are big so we shared the appetizer and the duck dinner which was great too. It had a fruit sauce to go onto the duck that was delicious. We lucked into entertainment that night...More

Thank cheryl362
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed 'Fred's Chicken Livers' and our Roast Duck with Housemade Raspberry Sauce! We are also glad you enjoyed our entertainer the evening you dined with us. The musicians Saturday...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a decent place - not great, not bad. best part is probably the "vibe" sits right on the water and if you sit out on their patio by the bay. nice ambiance. food is just ok - not fancy but is prepared decently....More

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

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. It is great to hear you enjoyed our ambiance on Sarasota Bay, and that you deem our restaurant a place to unwind with a cocktail & bite to eat. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a drink on Bridge street.A Packers bar on Anna Marie. Great beer and drink selectionMore

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

Thank you for being our guest at the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a cocktail at our Packers bar! We hope you will visit again and try one of delicious menu items! Thank you for taking time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of seating, inside the bar, or the restaurant or even out by the docks. pretty decent food. fish tacos were good and nachos were piled high. keep your eye on the street cause you'll never know what you'll see. we saw a bull dog...More

Thank nOodLe524
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being a guest at the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our Fish Tacos and our ample Nachos! As you noticed, we have a variety of seating areas to accommodate everyone! There is quite an...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem. You can sit on either side of the road- one being right next to the sea and the other next to the live band. The place is quite old and shabby however don't let that out you off, as...More

Thank Emily B
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear your party of 12 enjoyed each of their delicious menu items! Being on Sarasota Bay gives our 'Old Florida' style restaurant a charming ambiance most of our guests prefer! We appreciate the recommendation,...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Fun evening with our three sons, we all enjoyed our meals, I had the garlic linguine which was lovely. There was live music on which was fun. Service was good. After dinner we went over the road for drinks and the kids went out on...More

Thank Luckyaston
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for bringing your family to the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear that everyone enjoyed their menu choices and that our wait staff was attentive. We are also glad you enjoyed your drinks at our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay while your...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an appetizer and a cocktail on a Tuesday evening. We sat indoors at the bar. There's a large dining area attached to that bar, a deck with seating, another bar that is at the back of the restaurant (inside as well, it...More

Thank mrswhit11
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We appreciate your being our guests at the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear to that you both enjoyed our Shrimpcargot and toast(we would have been happy to provide more toast!). It is also great to know you found our cocktails equally delicious, and...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a dump. Cost $45 for lunch for two. Ok first the clam chowder - sucked. Made with milk, flour potatoes and clams too much salt hello, clams are naturally salty and it was edible but sucked. Peel and eat shrimp- whoa. Why would you...More

Thank Raymond S
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We take offense at your calling the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar a 'dump'. Our restaurant is know for it's 'Old Florida' atmosphere, and for accommodating the most unreasonable of customers. Our prices are in line with other restaurants on Anna Maria Island, and...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
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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