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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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Service
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LOCATION
135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
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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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 August 16, 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a place where my family gathered because it was centrally located with other out of town family members. The son we met is a huge Packers fan so to see the fan gear on the walls was entertaining. We only stayed for 2-3...More

Thank Megan S
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for bringing your family to the Bridge Tender for cocktails! We are delighted to hear everyone enjoyed their time spent with us! Our owner is a huge Packer fan, also, as evidenced by all of the memorabilia. Glad to have a fellow Packer...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t very hungry and ordered a chicken sandwich. My wife and son both had full meals. My small piece of grisly chicken arrived on an uncooked hamburger bun. The side was sliced apple. After I had eaten about one-half of this draconian sandwich, the...More

Thank MichaelMD
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Your experience at our restaurant is not the norm for the Bridge Tender. Since your entire family experienced issues with our food, we feel our Manager should have been called upon to rectify your situation at the time of service. At this point, all we...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Every year I come to Holmes Beach and usually I come back to Bridge Tender, like my review on Beach Cafe I always say "I'll never come back here!" But I do. One Dewards and soda $9.50 really? I can buy a bottle for $19....More

Thank ruthlandplace
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

We trust your prior trips to the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar were great. It is gratifying to hear that our wait staff was attentive during your visit. The hamburgers we serve are fresh and grilled according to preference at the time of order....More

Reviewed July 27, 2018

We wanted an evening of good food and casual relaxation. We got much more than we bargained for with excellent food, service and entertainment. We will go back over and over with the superb entertainment, excellent views, and delicious food. The price for the evening...More

Thank patsaddlemire
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at our restaurant! It is particularly rewarding to know we exceeded your expectations in all areas! We appreciate your taking the time to...More

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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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Raymond S
August 10, 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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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