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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
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“black bean soup” (29 reviews)
“chicken livers” (10 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 12:00 am Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 987 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Honestly, the worst fish Taco's I have ever had. They did not want to seat us inside the restaurant, said only 2 servers on that side? Outside closed due to weather. Food sucked, bar tender inside was as bad as the food, this place sucks

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeffreyburns
Reviewed yesterday

The burgers are good. Had the peel and eat shrimp which was wonderful, the shrimp was huge and you get a big portion.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flea2017
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! It is gratifying to hear that you enjoyed our Hamburgers and our Peel and Eat Shrimp! We appreciate your taking time to review our restaurant. lt will be our pleasure to serve you again...More

Reviewed yesterday

Visited here several times now, the food good. Service is good and staff are very friendly. The best night are when there is a singer on. Only let down is if you are not staying nearby parking is very limited.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maureen b
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to hear you enjoy our food and friendly, attentive wait staff! We are also glad that you enjoy our live music which is nightly! Parking is indeed at a premium, as we have...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fun open air bar and restaurant. Location is great and a fun place to go. Service was good but food was slow to come and average. Parking is very limited.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WahooJohn
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. It is great to hear you had fun and enjoyed our ambiance on Sarasota Bay. Kudos to our wait staff for providing good service! We are in the middle of our season, which may...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't judge the book by its cover. This little divy spot serves great food which will far surpass one's expectations. The service is down-home friendly and very prompt I love this spot!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tom P
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! We have kept our restaurant in the 'Old Florida' style which our guests enjoy! It is gratifying to know you enjoy our delicious food and personable wait staff. We appreciate your taking your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A triple rum punch, sangria and peel and eat shrimp. Outside, by all the sailboats docked in the water. Sun peeking through palms. Listening to a couple of songwriters singing and strumming (one who played with Jimmy Buffet). Our dog resting on the ground next...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LiteTraveler115
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! It is gratifying to know how much you enjoyed your time spent with us while savoring your cocktails, shrimp, live music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! We love having man's best friend tag...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a really busy location and gets a huge lunch crowd. The staff here is fantastic - we had a party of 5 kids and 6 adults - no problem! The staff helped do some rearranging of furniture and managed to get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joe D
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 your party of 11 were served well by our great wait staff! Kudos to our wait staff for 11 perfect orders! We appreciate your taking time to review our restaurant. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridge Street is a fun, tourist area ending at a marina with beautiful views of the harbor. Anna Marie Oyster Bar is in the same area. I had enjoyed Bridge Street's outdoor bar for drinks and a lunch hamburger but had never been in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judy5569
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your visit to the Bridge Tender is appreciated. We are a bit confused, however, for our restaurant actually has a very nice inside dining room. A picture should be availble on this site shortly. Pricing is consistent with other restaurants on Anna Maria Island, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little place to stop for lunch and enjoy the views. The food was very good, it just took a long time to get our bill - not sure what happened to our waitress!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PJMinCT
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our menu offerings and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! This time of the year (our season) things get busiest! We apologize for the delay in receiving your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to find the Boat Tender when we drove our Arizona relatives up the coast. The pub is so unique--you can choose inside, semi-inside or outside on the beach. Lunch was a resounding success. Everyone tried something different and was delighted. I'm embarrassed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JANE N
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for finding the Bridge Tender on your drive up the coast with your visitors! It is gratifying to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed their menu choices, and that you found our Shrimp Cargot delicious! Key Lime Pie is a favorite of...More

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Questions & Answers
libbyz2013
1 October 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid friendly, and we have a special menu just for them! We find sitting outside by the Bay seems to be more fun for children as there is much to watch!
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libbyz2013
1 October 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid-friendly, and provide a special menu for your little ones! We recommend outdoor seating, as there are many fun things to see!
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Karl M
12 July 2018|
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Response from 541adellew | Reviewed this property |
I’m almost sure they do as the menu is quite extensive and we found them to be very flexible!
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 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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