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Bridge Tender Inn

) #8 of 18 Restaurants in Bradenton Beach $$ - $$$ , , American
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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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 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a little gem. You can sit on either side of the road- one being right next to the sea and the other next to the live band. The place is quite old and shabby however don't let that out you off, as...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear your party of 12 enjoyed each of their delicious menu items! Being on Sarasota Bay gives our 'Old Florida' style restaurant a charming ambiance most of our guests prefer! We appreciate the recommendation,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun evening with our three sons, we all enjoyed our meals, I had the garlic linguine which was lovely. There was live music on which was fun. Service was good. After dinner we went over the road for drinks and the kids went out on...More

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

Thank you for bringing your family to the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear that everyone enjoyed their menu choices and that our wait staff was attentive. We are also glad you enjoyed your drinks at our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay while your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for an appetizer and a cocktail on a Tuesday evening. We sat indoors at the bar. There's a large dining area attached to that bar, a deck with seating, another bar that is at the back of the restaurant (inside as well, it...More

Thank mrswhit11
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your being our guests at the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear to that you both enjoyed our Shrimpcargot and toast(we would have been happy to provide more toast!). It is also great to know you found our cocktails equally delicious, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a dump. Cost $45 for lunch for two. Ok first the clam chowder - sucked. Made with milk, flour potatoes and clams too much salt hello, clams are naturally salty and it was edible but sucked. Peel and eat shrimp- whoa. Why would you...More

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

We take offense at your calling the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar a 'dump'. Our restaurant is know for it's 'Old Florida' atmosphere, and for accommodating the most unreasonable of customers. Our prices are in line with other restaurants on Anna Maria Island, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When the dog gets yellow rice stuffed burger and water while yo dine sitting on the waterfront it doesn't get much better.. love the Steak sandwich. The cold beer and great burgers..More

Thank ljdcom
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 that you enjoy our Steak Sandwich, yummy burgers and cold beer while you relax on Sarasota Bay! We are, indeed, dog-friendly, so we are glad your pup enjoyed the doggie burger! Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good eats at reasonable prices! Something on menu for adults and kids. Service very good! we would have liked to sit outside, but too hot for the whole group.More

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

We appreciate your dining at the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear your party enjoyed their menu choices! Thank you for noticing our fair pricing. We are delighted that you took the time to review our restaurant! It will be our pleasure to serve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife loves Bosa and this is one of the few places that serves it. Excellent, attentive service and a cool location.More

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

Thank you so much for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that we serve the Basa your wife enjoys! It is always gratifying to hear from our happy customers who enjoy our ambiance, wait staff and menu choices! Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bridge Tender with my grandchildren. The restaurant is right across the street from the Bay and it has a Tiki Bar on the bay. The food was very good and the service was great. Ask for Natalie to be your waitress!More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted that you brought your grandchildren with you to our restaurant! It's very gratifying to hear you all enjoyed your menu choices and that our wait staff was attentive! Yes! Natalie is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. The atmosphere was great. We will crave their Bloody Mary. We will be back for sure.More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our version of the Bloody Mary, the 'Tender Mary'! It's always great to receive compliments on our wait staff. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I don't remember what day we ate here, I think it was Friday, July 21. It was late lunch/early dinner and we were checking out the whole "Bridge Street historic district" that doesn't amount to much. This is a beach island that dates back...More

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

We appreciate your dining at the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar on Bradenton Beach! It is delightful to hear you and your husband enjoyed your menu choices, and that you especially enjoyed your salad! The Bridge Tender was established in 1989, and has a...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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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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