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Bridge Tender Inn

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Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

All our meals were good...from clam chowder, salad, crab cakes, fish and chips to a shrimp pasta dish. The drinks were super, too.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are pleased to hear your party enjoyed such a variety of menu choices! It's great to know you also enjoyed your cocktails! We appreciate your taking the time to write this review! Please visit with us again soon! More 

WANTAGH
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

An outdoor right on the bay dining spot Stumbled upon this gem and had an amazing lunch of blackened mahi mahi fish tacos and z speciality cocktail! Don't miss this waterside spot under palm and coconut trees with amazing bay breezes! The browse the little beach shoppes on Bridge Street

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

We appreciate your visiting the Bridge Tender for lunch! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of Sarasota Bay, and especially great to know you loved your Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos and specialty cocktail! Our Dockside Bar is a great place to be under the trees and coconut palms, and we are glad you... More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of my favorite spots. My husband and I are regulars. The food is good, the service is great, the people you meet are fun to talk with , and you can't beat the view!!

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

We appreciate your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It's very complimentary to hear from 'regulars' as you and your husband, that you consider our restaurant one of your favorite spots! It is also extremely gratifying that you enjoy our food, wait staff, friendly folks and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. Thank you for taking your time to write this... More 

Vaughan, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We make this bar/restaurant our number 1 eating stop each time we are in the Bradenton area. From the great atmosphere by the pier, to the live music, great food and fantastic staff, how could you not come here? Did I mention the piña colades? Fun place to watch a Packers game as well. Looking forward to our next visit... More 

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

We are so glad to hear you come to the Bridge Tender first upon visiting our island! It is very gratifying to know you enjoy our great food and folks, not to mention the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! And, as you mentioned, the Pina Coladas! We are a Packers bar since our owner is a huge fan and from Wisconsin.... More 

Chesapeake Beach, MD
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Want a low key atmosphere w a great bartender, Tanya, we loved this no frills place. Spent our last day here and didn't want to leave. Unique, eclectic clientele. A gem if you like a Caribbean experience here in Florida.

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

Thank you so much for visiting The Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant and our 'Old Florida' charm. Yes, Tanya is a great bartender indeed! We appreciate your taking the time to write this review! We look forward to your next visit to our island! More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Excellent atmosphere on the water. Sit at the bar or one of the tables outside and enjoy a nice lunch. Chicken cordon Bleu sandwich and the fish tacos were excellent.

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Thank RandyH1012
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose the Bridge Tender to enjoy your lunch and the relaxing ambiance of the Dockside Bar on the bay! It is great to know how much you enjoyed our Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich and our Fish Tacos! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We hope to see you again in the... More 

Wethersfield, Connecticut
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! Great drinks, and the food was delicious. I went with my family including a 9 month old. It doesn't look like anything special, just a casual bar but I was so impressed with the food. Service was good but a little slow. They had live music (like many places in the area). I would recommend this... More 

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

We are happy to hear you loved our restaurant! The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is noted for its 'Old Florida Style' by the bay. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our great menu choices! At seasonal times, our kitchen is sometimes overwhelmed. Our music is nightly, and sometimes twice over the weekend. Thank you for... More 

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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Restaurant and Tiki Bar alongside the water and overlooking the pier. Nice spot for some refreshments. Enjoyed lunch their twice now and both meals were good. Staff are friendly and the cocktails are cold!

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

We are so glad you stopped by the Bridge Tender and relaxed at our Dockside Bar! It's great to know you visited with us twice and enjoyed your lunches and cold cocktails! As you noticed, we also have a patio bar and inside dining. It is wonderful to hear our wait staff was friendly! Thank you for taking the time... More 

Vicksburg
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

very loud and our service was terrible. the drinks were expensive and the bathroom is directly across from a chaotic, messy kitchen. Mostly bar food.

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

The Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside 'Bar' is on Sarasota Bay, and we were recently "Voted #1 Bar & Grill 4 Years in a Row". We do provide 'bar food', however we have a full menu with unique dinner entrees including Roast Duck. There are three seating options for our customers; waterfront at dockside; our patio bar closer to the... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

people all really nice and lunch was enjoyable...inside and outside..the food was good and so was the service..

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Thank lauski112016
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! It's great to hear our wait staff was attentive and that your menu choices were enjoyable. We're also glad you were able to enjoy the ambiance inside and at our Dockside Bar! Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?