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Bridge Tender Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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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 today via mobile

There is a fun vibe to be enjoyed sitting outside under the covered bar but we soon discovered why there were open seats. One bartender can bring the evening down and we had her until a great guy showed up and tried to make up...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Foodstudy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entire family thought the food was very good. Beef medallions, sandwiches and chicken pasta was enjoyed by all. Service was good. Our drinks were refilled often.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank toddbrandt
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate here often in our two week visit. Good is great, grouper bites are expensive. We had different sandwiches, brats and pub hotdog were great. Loved sitting inside on a cooler day or even a super hot day, being able to see the bay. Great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank beachboysbabe
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender whie you were visiting! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your menu items and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is gratifying to hear your food was great! Grouper is always at a premium on...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Bridge Tender Inn. Parking was available near by, the waitress was great, and we all liked our meals. This place is casual, comfortable, and fun.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CurlieQ13prm
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed lunch at our restaurant! It's always gratifying to receive compliments on our fantastic wait staff! We're glad you had fun, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered fish tacos and beer. Excellent atmosphere, great food, and superior service while sitting at a table under the shade of a lovely tree, watching the boat pass by on the ICW.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Becky K
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our Fish Tacos and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is also gratifying to receive compliments on our awesome wait staff! We appreciate your taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited twice and had great service! Yummy breakfast bloody marys and cool afternoon drinks. The crab cake appetizer was really tasty too!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TMPDR
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! It is gratifying to know you enjoy our delish Crab Cake Appetizer, yummy breakfast Bloody Marys and cool afternoon drinks! It is always a pleasure to receive compliments about our attentive wait staff!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great evening with our server Wendy and the band called Brigid's Cross. Always a great time! Great drinks (super Bloody Mary's) and cold beer. Always look forward to our evenings at the BTI. Thank you BTI!!!More

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We appreciate your continued patronage! It is gratifying to know how much you enjoy your time spent with us, especially our Bloody Marys and cold beer. It's also great to hear you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the "shrimpcargot" ( with a name like that, it just begs to be tried). It was very good and would order again. I had the appetizer fried oysters and was pleasantly surprised. The oysters were perfectly cooked and moist and tender. Makes my mouth...More

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

We appreciate you and your friends visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our Shrimcargot and especially our Fried Oysters! It is also gratifying to know your friends enjoyed their choices from our varied menu. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is to especially recognize the great service that we had from Errol today! He really made our afternoon the best!! The “Classic” Rum Runner has been our favorite for years, but today we added a shot of Myers dark rum, at Errol’s suggestion....More

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

Thank you for patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar. Kudos to Errol, one of our excellent servers! We love receiving compliments on our fantastic wait staff. It is gratifying to hear you enjoy our food, live music and the ambiance of Sarasota...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridge Tender Inn is just off of Bridge Street, the name of the street I forget, in the town of Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. Across the street on the bay is there little tiki bar which I highly recommend checking out. This little...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brenluvstravel89
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 especially delighted to hear you savored our Fish Tacos while enjoying the ambiance of our tiki bar on Sarasota Bay! As you noted, it's also a fun place to be in the...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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