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Bridge Tender Inn

) #8 of 17 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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1 - 10 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate there on a Sunday evening. We ate inside, and it was nice and relatively quiet, compared to the outside bar and dining area. It's off the main drag, so you don't have to worry about all the noise from traffic. Wait staff was incredibly...More

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

Thank you so much for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your menu choices and our great wait staff! As you noticed, our restaurant is tucked away on the bay! We appreciate your taking the time to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Grabbed a bite to eat with friends and family. We sat by the dock in the early evening. Food was good with generous portions. We had the Baja Fish Tacos which were terrific.More

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

Thank you for bringing your family and friends to the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear that your party enjoyed their menu choices, especially the Baja Fish Tacos! It is also great to know that you had a great seat at our Dockside Bar...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and live music was great! I had the peel and eat shrimp and a turkey club. Both were great. My favorite part was the live music. Every time I go there is a great band!! Service is just kinda okay...More

Thank Aubrey831
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! It is gratifying to know how much you enjoy our food and nightly music. We were voted one of the top ten places to go for live music in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best grouper reuben I have ever had! We stopped for lunch, outdoor seating, parking. They have a bar on the water that looks like fun but we didn't go over thereMore

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

Thank you for being our guest for lunch at the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our Grouper Reuben! We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant, and hope to see you again soon....at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a friend to eat at the Bridge Tender Inn to celebrate her birthday. We decided to eat at the bar. Nick the bartender was a great guy! My husband and I had the Philly cheese steak sandwich and our friend...More

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

Thank you and your husband for bringing your friend to the Bridge Tender to celebrate her birthday! We are delighted to hear that you both enjoyed your Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and that your friend enjoyed her large Salad with Shrimp! It is very rewarding...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tiki bar area has a great outdoor setting. But the food was not very good and especially for the price. Service was terrible.More

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

It is good to know you liked our location on Sarasota Bay. It is not so good to hear that you found our food and service unsatisfactory. This is not the norm for the Bridge Tender, and we apologize for your experience at our restaurant....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking by when I saw this beautiful place... We had to go back to our place, but I will be back!More

1  Thank Sofia850
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely comment about the Bridge Tender! We look forward to having you as our guest in the near future! There is live music nightly at 7:00, and also 3:00 on the weekends. Our Dockside Bar sits directly on Sarasota...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must for us e every time we're here on vacation! Best burgers, great service as always! 😊More

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

Thank you for being our guest at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you visit with us when you are vacationing on the island! It is especially gratifying to know that you enjoy our food and that our wait staff is accommodating! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visit Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, the Bridge Tender is the first place we go. To get the best experience, you have to sit outside under the tree next to the tiki bar. The food is good and the service is excellent. Seafood is...More

1  Thank Ken B
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for making the Bridge Tender your first stop while visiting our island! It is extremely gratifying to hear from customers as yourself who enjoy our great food (especially our Cuban Sandwich!) and the ambiance of our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here many times - the food is great, the view is wonderful. The music is loud. Really loud. The service was horrible. We've put up with the loud music before, and found sitting across the street to be better (but quite dark at...More

1  Thank Mary Beth S
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While it is good to know your enjoy our food and view of Sarasota Bay, it distressing to hear that you have had unsatisfactory experiences at our restaurant, mainly due to the loudness of the music. We maintain the loudness of the music according to...More

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96JenC357
15 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
15 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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swinst
21 January 2017|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Hi! We are pet friendly at our Dockside Bar! We even have a 'Doggie Burger' on our menu! Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Susie Armstrong Social Media Director
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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
  • 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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