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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)
“grouper reuben” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 922 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here.. good food and views. Excellent service and very friendly staff! The Cuban and clam chowder were excellent.More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn! It is great to hear you enjoyed dining with us on Sarasota Bay! It is especially gratifying to hear you enjoyed our Cuban Sandwich and Clam Chowder! We always love hearing compliments about our service and attentive...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our last hurrah dinner for our vacation. It was a great choice! We sat at the Tiki bar area in the sand by the water. Beautiful view for dinner. Dinner was delicious, I had the grouper with the tropical sauce! My husband had...More

Thank Meghan F
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing the Bridge Tender Inn for your going away dinner! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay at our Dockside Bar. It is especially gratifying to know how much you enjoyed our Grouper Tropicale and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great, the view was lovely. My Shan’s Rum Runner cocktail was excellent and so were the coconut shrimp; large, juicy, perfectly cooked. The caesar salad was nice. My date had the Reuben and fries which were pretty good - fries needed salt...More

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

Thank you and your date for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We always love hearing positive comments about our attentive wait staff! It is also especially great to hear that your Rum Runner...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by to grab lunch before heading to the beach. Adam was fantastic! We would definitely come back!More

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

We are delighted to hear you stopped by the Bridge Tender for lunch before your beach time! Adam is indeed great! Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant with such a complimentary rating! It will be our pleasure to serve you again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed due to fire I can't post story here as site will not allow it. No indication online on the website or here. drove there and it is closed but site shows still open as does webpage. Local waiter said they should reopen soon

Thank jimwells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Goof food, great view and cold beer! Nightly entertainment is also good. I like that we can sit outside and look at the bay or be inside. Wednesday afternoon trivia is fun too!More

Thank Bearwoman2
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 enjoy our delicious food and cold beer! It is also gratifying to know you enjoy our music and the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay. Trivia is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a consumer that's been around the world I felt very unwelcome in this place near the end of my meal when I first walked in to this place it was great great music as it was live the people all new each other here...More

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

We regret your unfavorable experience at the Bridge Tender Inn. We strive to provide excellent food, music and friendly service, therefore, it is distressing to receive this review. It is also our policy to rectify any issue that may arise with a customer’s food or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch. Good food and not over priced. Very nice outside dining areas as well. Give it a try - you won't regret it.More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed lunch with us at our Dockside Bar! We also appreciate your compliments, and for taking time to review our restaurant with the ultimate rating! It will be our pleasure to serve...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bridge Tender Inn has a nice spot on the bay with outside and inside dinning options. We went for a quick lunch and to get out of the rain on Memorial Day weekend. We had both kinds of fish tacos and the Cuban sandwich. The...More

Thank Crispy12
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guests at the Bridge Tender Inn! We are delighted to hear you and your party enjoyed both Fish Taco menu items, our Cuban Sandwich and our house-made Black Bean Soup, a favorite of many! We are also glad that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly, cozy place by the water Good music and great atmosphere The food is good enough.....they even have a “ dog burger “ 😂 We have been going there for 4 years now and we always love it It’s definitely a mustMore

Thank Dinard35800
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to know you enjoy our good food, friendly wait staff and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We are also pleased that you enjoy our live music! Our Dockside Bar is...More

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
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, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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