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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” (26 reviews)
“chicken livers” (10 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 945 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

It had just stopped raining, so everything outside was drenched. They really should have had someone come out and dry seats and bar off. What I like about this particular tiki bar is its small and looks like it was hammered together as best they...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are usually scampering after a rainfall to put our equipment, etc., back into place, so we can reopen the Dockside Bar. It is good to hear you enjoyed your burger; we would have graciously replaced your fries...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a place where my family gathered because it was centrally located with other out of town family members. The son we met is a huge Packers fan so to see the fan gear on the walls was entertaining. We only stayed for 2-3...More

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

Thank you for bringing your family to the Bridge Tender for cocktails! We are delighted to hear everyone enjoyed their time spent with us! Our owner is a huge Packer fan, also, as evidenced by all of the memorabilia. Glad to have a fellow Packer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t very hungry and ordered a chicken sandwich. My wife and son both had full meals. My small piece of grisly chicken arrived on an uncooked hamburger bun. The side was sliced apple. After I had eaten about one-half of this draconian sandwich, the...More

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

Your experience at our restaurant is not the norm for the Bridge Tender. Since your entire family experienced issues with our food, we feel our Manager should have been called upon to rectify your situation at the time of service. At this point, all we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year I come to Holmes Beach and usually I come back to Bridge Tender, like my review on Beach Cafe I always say "I'll never come back here!" But I do. One Dewards and soda $9.50 really? I can buy a bottle for $19....More

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

We trust your prior trips to the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar were great. It is gratifying to hear that our wait staff was attentive during your visit. The hamburgers we serve are fresh and grilled according to preference at the time of order....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted an evening of good food and casual relaxation. We got much more than we bargained for with excellent food, service and entertainment. We will go back over and over with the superb entertainment, excellent views, and delicious food. The price for the evening...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at our restaurant! It is particularly rewarding to know we exceeded your expectations in all areas! We appreciate your taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are here while on vacation in the area. We were just driving around looking for something and came upon the restaurant. They have a few seating areas including an outdoor and indoor dining area. The views of the bay are beautiful. The menu has a...More

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

Thank you for bringing your party of six to the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! It is extremely gratifying to hear that everyone enjoyed their ample menu selections and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We appreciate your accurate description of our unique restaurant! Hearing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for first time this. Was hesitant because a lot of beach restaurants have good atmospheres but not so good food. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly. Place was clean and the food was quite good. Will definitely be eating here...More

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Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted you decided to join us! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed your menu choices, and we always love hearing compliments about our great wait staff! Thank you for taking time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not eat here. We had drinks and they make very good drinks. The tiki and outdoor seating by the water is great. I think they are a little slow serving drinks maybe to meter them to you. Place across the road the drinks...More

Thank p f
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your drinks and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is also great to hear you enjoyed our live music! We used a standard measure for mixing all of our drinks. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had recently taken my family to eat at this establishment. From the get go we felt an unpleasant vibe. This unpleasant vibe quickly became a reality. This was when the older bartender was extremely rude to me when asking what beers he had to...More

Thank Will-Thomas18
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry! Please accept our sincere apology for the conduct of this individual. Rest assured management is now aware of this behavior which is unbecoming to our establishment. This is not the norm for the wait staff of our restaurant. We would hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I too encountered an elderly grey haired man working behind the bar. Firstly, when I asked if we could sit in a certain area he was very stand offish as if I was putting him out. Secondly, when I asked if he had a cocktail...More

1  Thank Chappell70
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please accept our sincere apology for the conduct of this individual. Rest assured management is now aware of this behavior which is unbecoming to our establishment. This is not the norm for the wait staff of our restaurant. We would hope that your encounter with...More

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Karl M
12 July 2018|
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Response from Valparker5 | Reviewed this property |
I do know that we ate there with my daughter, who has Celiac's, but unfortunately I do not remember what she ate. I do know though she did eat their without any problems!
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Raymond S
11 August 2017|
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Response from Shaun W | Reviewed this property |
I agree and all the people putting good reviews on this are either family or locals that go down there for the booze there is a reason why they have a bar on the other side cause the food is terrible the manangers are very... More
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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