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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
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An impromptu dinner with friends led us to the Bridge Tender Restaurant. the food was decent. I don’t think I’ve ever been publicly vocal about the price of a dinner - but when linguini in garlic butter with a small piece of grouper puts me...More

1  Thank Sandi V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled on this having walked around the little 'village' and going to the pier. First pass looks like a bit of a bar with food nailed on but we all ate really well, it was chap the service was EXCELLENT the Margarita's have set...More

Thank 718adrian
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to know you enjoyed your menu choices, and mainly our Margaritas! We always love hearing compliments about our attentive wait staff! We appreciate your taking the time to review our restaurant, especially with a 5...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner and entertainment in one place - a wonderful evening, excellent service and a terrific atmosphere. We will be back!More

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

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender. It is gratifying to hear you had a wonderful evening at our restaurant while enjoying dinner and our nightly music! We always love receiving compliments about our attentive wait staff. Thank you for taking time to review...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch - great service and great food. I will return the next time I am in the area. If you go at the right time there is parking right there.More

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

We are delighted you chose the Bridge Tender for lunch! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed our yummy food and attentive wait staff! It will be our pleasure to serve you again the next time you are in our area. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrimp was so good!!!! The view amazing and the band playing on Friday afternoon was great!!! Can't wait to get back. This place by far is my new favorite on the island!!!More

Thank JayC1809
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! It's great to hear we are now your favorite place on Anna Maria Island! We are delighted you enjoyed our Buffalo Shrimp and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. Brigid's Cross is a favorite of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we visit Anna Maria- every year we come to eat here. Our favorite place- nice staff, nice view. Fantastic food!More

Thank michd61
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It's great to know we are your favorite place, and extremely gratifying to hear how much you enjoy our yummy food! We always love receiving compliments about our attentive wait staff and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve enjoyed drinks in this place before when we’ve been fortunate enough to watch ‘Brigid’s Cross’ a duo who often play here. Last night we had dinner. It’s very informal and very friendly. We sat at the bar and I had a Reuben sandwich and...More

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

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is extremely gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed your menu choices and that our wait staff was attentive! We are also glad that you enjoyed Brigid's Cross, a favorite of many of our customers....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tiki bar, always something fun happening, a great place to enjoy a drink and the view The bar staff work really hard and prepare cocktails at lightning speed, there’s a lot of great banter between them and the locals, we always are made to...More

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

Thank you for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy our Dockside Bar on the Bay and our great group of local customers! We always love receiving positive comments about our wait staff, and the fact that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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 S1088XLmary | Reviewed this property |
I would say Yes!
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Karl M
July 11, 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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
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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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