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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
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“black bean soup” (22 reviews)
“grouper” (36 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

We just back from a guys vacation in Bradenton Beach and we loved the Bridge Tender! They have great food, drinks and live entertainment. We tried both the Tiki Bar and the inside bar and the service and drinks were great. Great Green Bay Packer's...More

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

Thank you so much for being our guests at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that you enjoyed our yummy food, great cocktails and nightly entertainment! It is always wonderful to receive compliments about our waitstaff! We appreciate your enjoyment of our Packer's Bar even...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go in hear if you value your hearing. They have a large bell behind the bar that they feel compelled to ring every few minutes and it's quite jarring. The music was something like summer camp sing along stuff immature adults , the food...More

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

The Bridge Tender has other seating areas in our main dining room, outside at our Dockside Bar and in a covered area outside on Bridge Street away from the bell and music you found objectionable. We take exception to your comment about our food being...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not fancy, but the food and drinks are reasonably priced and they usually have live music that starts around 9 pm after the dinner crowd leaves. It's usually just a single guitar player or a duet or trio, but it's fund to...More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are known for our 'Old Florida' style restaurant, yummy food and fun wait staff! It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay from our main dining area across from our Dockside Bar. Our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight my lovely cousin who lives on Anna Maria Island took us to another great restaurant on Bridge St Bridge Tender Inn So lively and fun with great food and entertainment in the form of karaoke Lots of choice and competitive priced Everyone friendly and...More

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

We are glad that your cousin brought you all to the Bridge Tender! It is wonderful to hear that you and your children enjoyed karaoke night! We're also delighted that you enjoyed our delicious food and fun wait staff. Thank you for noticing that our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner and location. We had live music and it was so much fun. We ate inside this time, but last year we ate outside and it’s a fun atmosphere.More

Thank bluehawks47
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being our guests once again at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our delicious food and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. It is also great to hear that you have fun and enjoy our music! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of ruebens so the grouper ruebens was a must try; I was not disappointed. The fish was fresh and tasted great. My wife had the fish tacos and loved them. As a Bears fan the decor was terrible (Packers gear everywhere),...More

Thank Todd K
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 to hear you enjoyed our Grouper Reuben, and that your wife enjoyed our Fish Tacos! Those dishes are favorites of many of our guests! Yes! Our owner is a huge Packer fan from Wisconsin! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm torn about this review - good or average? You can eat in the pub or outside. I'n inclement or cool weather they have sides that drop down to protect the outside area, which defeats the idea of eating outside and increases the noise level...More

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

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender. It is great to hear you enjoyed your hamburger and that your friends liked their menu choices! It is distressing, however, to hear that you did not find our Clam Chowder delicious. As this is not the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good drinks, the food was okay, we ate quickly, the loud "music" drove us out. We won't be back.More

Thank 2FlyingCoconuts
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our drinks when you visited the Bridge Tender, however, it is difficult to respond to your main complaint about the loud music. We are a bar and grill which folks frequent for our delicious menu items and fun...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great atmosphere! We ate at the tiki bar and the food was average, usual bar food. Would definitely return for the location and the staff! Great servers and the drink menu looks amazing!More

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

Thank you for reviewing the Bridge Tender! We are delighted that you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay. It's always great receiving compliments about our wait staff, and we do have some amazing drinks! In addition to our bar food, we have quite a selection...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

First night we arrived at AMI, staying right around the corner, we stopped her for just a couple of drinks. Like..6 hours later...we had so much fun at the outdoor bar, Didn't think of eating dinner here..assumed greasy pub food. A few nights later we...More

Thank YeOldeStonecat
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed being at our restaurant so much that you made a return visit! It is especially gratifying to know that you and your wife enjoyed our food, and we appreciate...More

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Raymond S
10 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
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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