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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%
Travellers talk about
“black bean soup” (24 reviews)
“burgers” (22 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 860 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for dinner - fun atmosphere. I had a grouper platter, but I think sandwiches would be more the standard here. Seating on the bayside, and there is also inside seating. Small band played Monday night and they really packed it in. Very enjoyable...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable evening while listening to Brigid's Cross. We actually have 4 total seating areas including the two you mentioned, Doc B's Bar on the Bridge Street side and our outside...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We always sit at the outside tiki bar, Dana is a great bartender, very friendly and always aims to please. She makes a great rum runner and margarita. The basa fish bites are wonderful. Live music playing in the afternoons and evenings. great location to...More

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

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoy our food and the ambiance of our Dockside Bar! It is also great to know that you enjoy our musical entertainment! Yes, Dana Coty is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The bridge tender bar and restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We had the rueben and the steak sandwich. Both were excellent and very generous portions. Live music and good service. Parking it tough in the bridge street area.More

Thank JHandCH
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoyed our Reuben Sandwich and our Steak Sandwich! It is also great to hear compliments on our wonderful waitstaff and choice of entertainment! Parking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here many times and love the venue,food normally ok. Tonight my wife and I had burgers, she ordered medium rare I ordered medium. When we got the burgers they were both well done, almost burned. Nobody asked how our food was. It was...More

Thank Lord-Drummond
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your patronage of the Bridge Tender. Although it is great to hear you enjoy our ambiance, it is extremely distressing to hear that your food not satisfactory. As you noted, it is not the norm for our restaurant. Our on-site manager is always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor eatery overlooking Sarasota bay, across a small street, waterfront bar area. Good food, limited menu, no brats! Rave reviews for the blackened fish tacos, moderate applause for the traditional corned beef sandwich. Superb fries.

Thank SAC525
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you enjoyed our food (especially the Blackened Fish Tacos and French Fries!). We appreciate your taking the time to review our restaurant! It will be our pleasure to serve you again in the near future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful seating right on the water. Lots of pier activity. Baja Fish Tacos, jerked and spicy mayo was served with black bean soup. Both pretty good.More

Thank Armina H
Bridgetender303, Social Media Directior at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Baja Fish Tacos and our housemade Black Bean Soup! It is also great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay. Your review stipulates you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with a party of 8 people...they were able to accommodate us. The waitress was excellent, very attentive, simple american food, good flavor, no complaints! And the night we were there they had live music which was enjoyable!More

Thank Valparker5
Bridgetender303, Guest Relations Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting the Bridge Tender with your party of 8! We are delighted you all enjoyed your menu items, and we always love getting compliments about our attentive wait staff! It is also great to hear you enjoyed our live entertainment, which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garnish on the Bloody Mary would provide all your vegetable needs for the day. All pickled: green bean, olive, hot pepper and I forget. Next time, I'll ask to omit the garnish. Maybe that will cut the cost.More

Thank Judy W
Bridgetender303, Guest Relations Manager at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. Our signature spicy 'Tender Mary' is our version of the Bloody Mary, It is comprised of higher quality ingredients than most and served with a wonderful assortment of garnishments. The TLC included makes it the best Bloody Mary...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location. Sat for over 15 minuets before anyone even acknowledged us. Food is average for bar food, although a little heavy on cheese in everything we had . Ham and cheese sandwich was soggy on one side. We would not return.More

Thank Kimberly A
Bridgetender303, other at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. Although we are glad you enjoyed our location, it is distressing to hear you did not enjoy your food. This is not the norm for our restaurant! Any issues you may have experienced with your menu items or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate an early lunch here during the week between Christmas and New Years. They weren't busy and we sat outside. My husband had the Steak and Cheese sandwich and I had the Cuban sandwich with black bean soup. We both enjoyed our sandwiches and...More

Thank lintoo
Bridgetender303, Guest Relations Manager 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 enjoyed your Cuban Sandwich & Black Bean Soup, and that your husband enjoyed his Steak & Cheese Sandwich! Our soup is house-made and a favorite of many....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, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 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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