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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
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

stopped here for quick bite to eat lunch and enjoy a cold beer well looking out on the ocean. Fish tacos were greatMore

Thank mexicanbound5
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for stopping by the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed lunch (especially our Fish Tacos!) and a cold beer while enjoying the ambiance of the bay! We appreciate your taking time to review our restaurant with a 5 star rating!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Rustic restaurant right on the water overlooking inlet with boats, pier, picturesque clock tower. Sit under the trees on wrought iron seats with awesome views, enjoying great tropical drinks, good service and ample servings of delicious food. Also live entertainment, sports on TV and indoor...More

Thank islandgolfer
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 extremely gratifying to know that you had an enjoyable time while spending time at our restaurant. We are especially delighted to hear you enjoyed our delicious food, drinks and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! Your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here multiple times on vacation and will return! Awesome location with live music and water views. the food was great and drinks flowed well.More

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

We appreciate your visits to the Bridge Tender! It is extremely gratifying to hear that you enjoyed our yummy food and drinks during your time spent with us! It is equally wonderful to hear you enjoyed our live music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Ohio we heard this band called Brigid’s Cross was playing. Well since we’re old and normally are in bed by 9 we decided to arrive and hour and a half before show time at 7 and watch a few songs. After a great...More

Thank jreed2016
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender! Yes, Brigid’s Cross ( Paulie and Peggy Baker) are from Ohio and the favorites of many of our guests! They do, indeed, make one want to dance! We are delighted to hear you also enjoyed our yummy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, great staff, good music and a great view! We're from Minnesota so finding the Packer themed establishment was great fun. It appears not only the tourists love it, but the locals as well! And that Godiva Dessert...OMGMore

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

Thank you for being our guest at the Bridge Tender! It is very gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed our yummy food, attentive wait staff, live music and the ambiance of our Dockside Bar! Yes...the Godiva Chocolate Pie is awesome!! We're also glad you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat outside to enjoy the water views. Great food choices in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Grouper Reuben and fish tacos...YUMMY!More

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

Thank you for being our guest at the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear that you enjoyed our Grouper Reuben and Fish Tacos! It is also great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay. We appreciate your taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this venue. The kind of place that you recommend to friends and family to experience the island feel... great food, relaxed ambiance, water views and welcoming service staff. The live music adds to the experience. It’s located in a lively and historic part...More

Thank Adelle W
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 how much you enjoyed our delicious food and the relaxing ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is always wonderful to receive compliments on our attentive wait staff! We appreciate your accurate description of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former WI resident who is NOT a Packer fan, it's nice to know I have somewhere to go to antagonize Packer fans even here! Love the tiki bar and the bands inside are very entertaining. Good food, great staff. Love to visitMore

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to know how much you enjoy our yummy food, attentive wait staff and live music! We welcome everyone, even those who are not Packer fans, but especially Wisconsinites! Game days are quite active here at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A casual fun environment with great people abound. Live music and a tiki bar across from the restaurant. Food was good, very appropriate for the setting. Would visit again.More

Thank tjs8675309
Bridgetender303, Social Media at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your stopping by the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed our food, live music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is also great to hear you will be back! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited BTI and loved the atmosphere! We sat outside and listened to the excellent music! We had a few sandwiches which were good and a few drinks. Our waitress provided excellent service. We really enjoyed BTI!More

Thank Anonymous_one977
Bridgetender303, Social Media at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay while having sandwiches and drinks! We always love hearing compliments on our great wait staff! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, especially...More

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Raymond S
11 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 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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