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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” (29 reviews)
“chicken livers” (10 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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1 - 10 of 984 reviews

Reviewed today

This is a fun open air bar and restaurant. Location is great and a fun place to go. Service was good but food was slow to come and average. Parking is very limited.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WahooJohn
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't judge the book by its cover. This little divy spot serves great food which will far surpass one's expectations. The service is down-home friendly and very prompt I love this spot!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tom P
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! We have kept our restaurant in the 'Old Florida' style which our guests enjoy! It is gratifying to know you enjoy our delicious food and personable wait staff. We appreciate your taking your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A triple rum punch, sangria and peel and eat shrimp. Outside, by all the sailboats docked in the water. Sun peeking through palms. Listening to a couple of songwriters singing and strumming (one who played with Jimmy Buffet). Our dog resting on the ground next...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LiteTraveler115
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! It is gratifying to know how much you enjoyed your time spent with us while savoring your cocktails, shrimp, live music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! We love having man's best friend tag...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a really busy location and gets a huge lunch crowd. The staff here is fantastic - we had a party of 5 kids and 6 adults - no problem! The staff helped do some rearranging of furniture and managed to get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joe D
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 to hear your party of 11 were served well by our great wait staff! Kudos to our wait staff for 11 perfect orders! We appreciate your taking time to review our restaurant. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bridge Street is a fun, tourist area ending at a marina with beautiful views of the harbor. Anna Marie Oyster Bar is in the same area. I had enjoyed Bridge Street's outdoor bar for drinks and a lunch hamburger but had never been in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judy5569
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your visit to the Bridge Tender is appreciated. We are a bit confused, however, for our restaurant actually has a very nice inside dining room. A picture should be availble on this site shortly. Pricing is consistent with other restaurants on Anna Maria Island, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice little place to stop for lunch and enjoy the views. The food was very good, it just took a long time to get our bill - not sure what happened to our waitress!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PJMinCT
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our menu offerings and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! This time of the year (our season) things get busiest! We apologize for the delay in receiving your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to find the Boat Tender when we drove our Arizona relatives up the coast. The pub is so unique--you can choose inside, semi-inside or outside on the beach. Lunch was a resounding success. Everyone tried something different and was delighted. I'm embarrassed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JANE N
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for finding the Bridge Tender on your drive up the coast with your visitors! It is gratifying to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed their menu choices, and that you found our Shrimp Cargot delicious! Key Lime Pie is a favorite of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for lunch on a beautiful day. The outdoor dining area on the water was full of people and there was a guy playing live music. We sat in the partially outdoor area of the restaurant across the street. The food and service are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Storyteller757613
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you always enjoy our food (especially the Nachos!) and that our wait staff is attentive! We will have to revisit the bathroom picture decision! We appreciate your taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craving fish and chips we came to this scenic restaurant via a referral from my sister. No fish and chips, only on Friday nights. We were surprised as this restaurant is right on the bay. I ordered a beautiful Rum Runner and waited for our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carole B
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed the scenery when you visited the Bridge Tender! It is distressing to hear you found your meal unsatisfactory. Our on-site manager would have been happy to assist you with any food issues you encountered. We have Fish Fry Fridays, however,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just dropped in for a beer while travelling through. This place is alive with excitement, live entertainment and really cold beer. It will become a regular pit stop. Can't speak about the meals but others seemed to be enjoying themselves.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hwayneh2018
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted you discovered our restaurant in your travels! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed our cold beer and live music (which is nightly)! It is great to know you will make the Bridge Tender a...More

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Questions & Answers
Libby Z
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid friendly, and we have a special menu just for them! We find sitting outside by the Bay seems to be more fun for children as there is much to watch!
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Libby Z
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Bridgetender303 | Property representative |
Yes, we are kid-friendly, and provide a special menu for your little ones! We recommend outdoor seating, as there are many fun things to see!
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Karl M
July 11, 2018|
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Response from 541adellew | Reviewed this property |
I’m almost sure they do as the menu is quite extensive and we found them to be very flexible!
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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