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Bridge Tender Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly

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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
$Market
Cajun Grouper Fingers
Fresh‎ grouper, cajun breaded, fried crisp and served with our housemade tartar sauce.
$13.95
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Large, shell on, florida bay spice boiled shrimp served chilled with lemon and cocktail sauce.
$15.95
Sesame Tuna Sashimi
Sesame seared, sliced thin tuna, served with seaweed salad, wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce.
$13.95
Shrimp Cargot
Large shrimp, baked on a bed of creamed spinach and artichokes, topped with provolone, served with lemon and garlic bread.
$Market
Fried Oysters
Florida select oysters, lightly breaded and fried, served with lemon and cocktail sauce.
$12.95
Buffalo or Coconut Shrimp
Large shrimp, fried with our own coconut breading, and served with lemon and pina colada sauce or wing sauce.
$13.95
Bti Crab Cake
Housemade crab cake sauteed golden brown and served with garlic toast and mustard sauce.
$12.95
Basa Bites
Flaky white basa pieces, lightly fried and served with our housemade tartar sauce.
$13.95
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Large wings, crispy fried, tossed in hot sauce and served with carrots, celery and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
$11.95
Fried Chicken Livers
Chicken livers, sauteed with onions and bacon, flamed with a splash of brandy and served with garlic bread.
SANDWICHES‎
Sandwich are served with chips or fries.  Add lettuce, tomato onion or pickle upon request.
$10.95
Classic Rueben
Thin sliced corned beef - with sauerkraut or coleslaw... melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, served on grilled rye bread.
$Market
Grouper Rueben
Sauteed grouper with sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, served on grilled rye bread.
$11.95
Chicken Sandwich
6 oz. tender breast of chicken, served on a soft Kaiser Roll.  Available chargrilled, fried or blackened.
$14.95
BTI Crab Cake
Housemade crab cake, sauteed golden brown, served on a kaiser roll with lemon and mustard sauce.
$9.95
Bacon Lettuce & Tomato
Classic BLT on sourdough toast with mayo.
$Market
Gulf Grouper
Fresh grouper cooked to order, served fried, char-grilled or blackened on a soft kaiser roll.
$8.95
Grilled Cheese
$1.00; with Tomato add .50.
$12.95
Turkey Club
Roasted turkey breast sliced thin on sourdough bread with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.
$11.95
The St. John
Roasted turkey breast sliced thin with bacon and Wisconsin cheddar on sourdough bread with mayo.
SOUPS‎
Cup $4.95
Bowl $8.95
Black Bean Soup
Housemade with seasoned pork, peppers and onions and served with sour cream and diced onions.
Cup $4.95
Bowl $8.95
Clam Chowder
Our version of new england classic, creamy and delicious!
$8.95
Chili Crock
Housemade chili topped with cheddar cheese and jalapenos and served with tortilla chips.
SALAD‎
Small $4.95
Large $8.95
House Salad
Fresh mixed greens with red onions, tomato and cucumber served with your choice of dressing.  With Chicken or Shrimp - small $11.95; large $15.95;  Catch of the Day - Market Price
Small $4.95
Large $8.95
Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce, tossed with seasoned croutons and our housemade dressing and topped with parmesan cheese.  With Chicken or Shrimp - small $11.95; large $15.95; Catch of the Day - Market Price (Chicken Caesar Salad shown.)
$17.95
Tuna Wasabi Caesar
Sesame seared tuna sliced thin on top of housemade wasabi caesar salad.
$15.95
Balsamic Chicken Salad
Chargrilled chicken, on top of mixed greens, tossed with tomato, red onion, balsamic dressing and bleu cheese crumbles.
DINNER‎
$25.95
Bti Pasta
Large shrimp sauteed with artichokes, tomato, wine, onions, garlic and butter tossed with linguini pasta.
$16.95
Linguini Pasta
Linguine and broccoli with your choice of our housemade garlic butter or alfredo sauce. With Chicken - $22.95; With Shrimp - $25.95; With Grouper chargrilled, blackened or fried - Market Price
$Market
Gulf Grouper
Fresh Grouper prepared Chargrilled, Blackened, Jerked, Broiled or Sauteed.  Add a signature sauce, available upon request - $ 2.00 each.  Descriptions below:
Picatta
Capers, wine and butter
Provencale
Tomato, garlic, green onions, basil and wine
Tropicale
Mango, pineapple and citrus cream sauce
$26.95
New York Strip
12 oz. Strip steak, char-grilled and topped with garlic butter.
$28.95
Roast Duck
A house favorite1  Semi boneless half duck roasted extra crispy served with our housemade raspberry sauce.
$24.95
BTI Filet Medallions
Tender medallions,chargrilled to your liking, served with our signature sauce.
$23.95
Chicken Schnitzel
A favorite Wisconsin preparation. Boneless, skinless chicken breast lightly pounded and breaded, pan fried in butter and finished with lemon, capers and white wine.
DESSERT‎
$7.95
Key Lime Pie
A Forida tradition. A tart and sweet filling made from florida key limes in a graham cracker crust.
$7.95
Godiva Pie
A blend of the finest chocolates, folded into fresh whipped cream and godiva liqueur in a chocolate cookie crust.
$8.95
Mixed Berries Romanoff
Our signature dessert! Raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, hand blended into vanilla ice cream finished with triple sec and topped with whipped cream and fresh grated chocolate.
$6.95
Tylers Ice Cream
Featuring tylers original chocolate or vanilla ice cream
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Late afternoon visit. Not busy but service slow. No draft beer that I could find. But people had pitchers. Maybe menu not an easy read. Dogs seem to be allowed at the tables and even allowed to walk on tables. Dog burger on menu. Clam...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gorlinjay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the view outside, live music and great waiter. The food was just typical run of the mill, nothing special.I felt like it was a little pricey.My Coconut Shrimp was way over cooked, almost to the point of being burnt on some of them.We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Terrib24
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the music. We always value hearing compliments on our friendly wait staff! It is, however, distressing to know that your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to sit by the ocean and sit back and have a cocktail fun fun fun fun great people good bartendersMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lancealot78
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you visited the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you had fun and enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar! Thank you for noticing our wonderful folks and great bartenders! We value compliments on our super wait...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought our outdoor dining table was perfect with a nice view even though we were smashed in a tight spot like sardines. We received our drink order promptly but she never returned for our food order until we flagged her down. We understand they...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the view from our Dockside Bar, even though seating was tight. It is also good to know you enjoyed our nightly entertainment. We are not sure who 'dropped the ball'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adjacent to Bridge Road and the dock location for Paradise Boat Tours we had an enjoyable lunch. The menu was quite varied and the prices were reasonable. The food was good and a great place to have a quick bite to eat before departing on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SirRobynhood
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 great to hear you enjoyed your menu choices! We are glad you found us before enbarking on your tour, and hope you had fun. Thank you for taking time to review our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this place practically since they opened. As a side note we especially love going when Brigid’s Cross is performing there. We LOVE them. So when we had our MA family show up to surprise my husband on his birthday we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Manatee1965
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. We regret your unpleasant experience at our restaurant. Unfortunately we do not take names, and on nights that Brigid's Cross plays, seating is at a premium. Folks tend to hang on to their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a Friday afternoon and there was a really good entertainment going on (also there on Mon and Tues nights). We were able to park across street at their parking area. I had really good seafood and my boyfriend had a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris3081
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you and your boyfried enjoyed your menu choices on Friday night! Our Key Lime Pie is a favorit dessert of many of our customers. It's also great to know you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coleslaw Food was fine. I ordered the short ribs. They were kind of tough. Garlic mashed potatoes were very garlicky. Outside Tiki Bar was a blast. Nice atmosphere. I would go backMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sherry2256
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to the Bridge Tender. It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance at our Dockside Bar! We are also glad you enjoyed our food, with the exception of your ribs being a little tough and the garlic mashed potatoes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there tonight with my wife. Sat in the bar area with guitarist playing on a very cool night. Both of us had the fish tacos, one blackened one not. Both were really mediocre. Will look to eat someplace else next time.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ScottMacD50
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. It is distressing to hear you found your menu choices less than delicious. This is not the norm for our restaurant. Our on-site manager would have been happy to assist you with other selections. Since this was your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a wide variety of seating options including; inside dining, outside deck dining by the live music or across the street at their tiki bar which is where we chose to sit. The fire tables were a nice touch since the weather was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mikew172328
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our Coconut Shrimp, Clam Chowder and Crab Cakes! It is gratifying to know our wait staff was attentive and that your menu items were served...More

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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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