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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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“black bean soup” (24 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best Chipotle Baja Fish Tacos. Loved the spicy flavor of this jerked spiced mahi-mahi with shredded lettuce and chipotle sauce. You have to try it if you like a little spice in your life.More

Thank S1088XLmary
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our Chipotle Baja Fish Tacos! Everyone needs a little spice in their lives! We appreciate your taking the time to review our restaurant! It will be our pleasure to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here for lunch while on vacation and really enjoyed it. We ate here a few years ago and liked it a lot! Great seating outside. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious. My husband had the chicken wings and could barely finish...More

Thank DMDavis723
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for revisiting the Bridge Tender Inn! It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed our yummy food, and that your husband found our chicken wings to be some of the best ever! We are also happy you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Bridge Tender to grab lunch and off course because it's a Packer Bar, go Pack! Lunch was good, service was also good, the place was full. The best part was the duo playing...Brigid's Cross. We sang, we laughed, we had a blast.More

Thank N8594DWmaryg
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you visited the Bridge Tender and enjoyed our Packer bar! GO, PACK, GO! It is especially great to hear you enjoyed our yummy food, attentive wait staff and the wonderful, entertaining Brigid's Cross! Paulie and Peggy Goonan Baker are favorites of many...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Live entertainment was really fun for dinner. The food was good but pretty sure its all Sysco premade food and nothing is made from scratch. We asked to modify 3 things due to a food allergy and the universal answer was we can't it comes...More

Thank Trent B
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 our live music with dinner! We are also pleased you found our drinks reasonably priced. Many of our items are made from scratch, although not all. We apologize for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Monday afternoon for lunch. Would highly recommend!! We ate outside and listened to a great musician. We both had the grilled hotdog and French fries. Literally the best French fries I’ve had in years!! Big thumbs upMore

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

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay, and especially our yummy food! We have to agree that our French Fries are the best! It is also great to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually chose a place to stay close to this restaurant because we like it so much! Every meal we've had has been delicious. Grouper sandwich, shrimp...it's all so, so good!More

Thank LJTC2014
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are flattered that you chose your hotel near us to enable you to visit our restaurant often! Thank you so much for your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn! It is gratifying to know you have enjoyed all of your menu items, especially our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here to the outside bar which I must say is nicely placed and a very pleasant spot to have a couple of drinks. But as my title infers , the barmaid was chatting when I approached the bar so I waited for...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We appreciate your compliments regarding our restaurant! It is gratifying to know you will return in spite of the issues with our bartender; it is not the norm for the Bridge Tender wait staff. Our on-site manager would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside under the tree, by the water, which was really nice. The food was fine and the service was friendly (something I didn't get a lot on AMI) but slow. Specialty drinks were overly sweet and tasted weak, so stick with beer or...More

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

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your menu choices and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. It is also great to know you enjoyed our choice of live music, and we always love receiving compliments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish taco and Cuban sandwich which came with the bean soup both were good. Music was good. Waiter was attentive and helpful with the menu.More

Thank TGS123_13
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad you enjoyed our Fish Tacos and our Cuban Sandwich with Black Bean Soup. It is also great to know you enjoyed our music, and our waitstaff was on the ball. We appreciate your taking the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a lot of fun on a Sunday afternoon. I can only imagine what it is like on Saturday night. We came for snacks and drinks, sat out in the sun and had a very nice afternoon. We will come here again when...More

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

We appreciate your visits to the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear you had so much fun on Sunday afternoon that you returned! Saturday nights are always great at the BTI, also, so we look forward to your next visit when you're in the...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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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