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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” (44 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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1 - 10 of 954 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found ourselves stopping at the “Tender” almost daily for at least a drink while vacationing on Anna Maria. Great food and possibly the best service on the island. Grouper is always good and the wings during a football game can’t be beat.More

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

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you visited with us often! It is great to hear you enjoyed our yummy food, especially our Grouper and the wings on game day! It is always gratifying to receive compliments about our...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first sit down meal after we arrived and it unfortunately left a bad taste in our mouth and was a omen for the rest of the week. We sat outside at waters edge on a Sunday afternoon. We were a group of...More

Thank KSKRN
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there for the game on 9/23/18. The onion rings were crispy and delicious. The grouper fingers were delicious, crispy breading and flaky moist grouper. The service was amazing. The place is a beachy bar, typically what you would expect. We had a great...More

Thank sweenee32018
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 you enjoyed our ambiance on Sarasota Bay. It is especially gratifying to know you enjoyed our yummy food and that our wait staff was attentive! Thank you for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Having come off a dolphin tour we were thirsty but once we started to see the food coming out, hunger got the better of us! Still getting used to the food terminology here, so short ribs are not the same as they are in England,...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time spent with us dining and having a few beers. It is especially gratifying to know you enjoyed our cooked to order burger, short...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of charming Bridge Street is a restaurant that draws us every time we visit the Sarasota area - the Bridge Tender Inn. It’s a perfect place to start your vacation. Find a waterside table in the outdoor dining area and enjoy your...More

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

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy our restaurant on the bay! It is especially gratifying to know your favorite is our Blackened Grouper Sandwich, and that you enjoy our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third visit in 4 years and I have to say I wouldn’t return. The food is very average and expensive. I had the same meal that I’ve always had here and it was not good this time. We were a party of...More

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

We are sorry to hear you will not be returning to the Bridge Tender. We trust you found your other two visits positive. Our food is fresh, we keep our prices in line with other restaurants on Anna Maria Island, and the prices are clearly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited three times, twice to eat and once to listen to the live music in the evening. The food and service were fantastic and the setting really relaxing, the red tide thankfully didn't effect our visits to much. The Ice balls cost me $12...More

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

Thank you for your visit to the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that you visited 3 times! It is great to hear your family enjoyed the ambiance of the Dockside Bar and contributed to our Charity, Vintage Paws by throwing our snowballs. It is especially...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to eat and drink. The staff and atmosphere is awesome. We enjoy the tiki bar and love pulling up on our boat.More

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

Thank you so much for your patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear our restaurant is your favorite on the island! It is always wonderful to receive compliments on attentive wait staff, and how much our guests enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon enjoying friends, food and drinks. Our service was outstanding. Hayley was so much fun and gave us the best service! We started out the afternoon with Gino who was great and they both were very attentive. Food was great...loved the grouper Reuben.More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you had an enjoyable afternoon with friends! We are delighted that you loved our Grouper Reuben, a favorite of many of our customers. It's always gratifying to receive compliments about our super wait...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

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 18 August 2018

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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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