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Bridge Tender Inn

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135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
+1 941-778-4849
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11:30 - 00:00
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Huntsville, Ohio
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The food and service were great. Entertainment was fun ! Nice location. Get there early for a good table for entertainment.

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Thank RJRJMR
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our food and that our wait staff was attentive. It is also great to know that you enjoyed the ambiance and our entertainment! We have live entertainment 7 nights a week, and often twice on weekends! Thank you so much for taking your time to write... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

It was funny... we walked in the door on Bridge Street and the place was deserted... Then we turned the corner, and it was packed and jumping at the outdoor section. This is a must-visit place on Anna Maria Island. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun. The band was a duo: a guy on vocals and fiddle... More 

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Thank Karen_Carl
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! Inside dining is quiet and peaceful, however, as you noticed, our Patio Bar & the Dockside Bar are both lively places in the evening! BRIGID'S CROSS was playing the night you attended. Paulie and Peggie Baker are wonderful musicians and great folks. It is gratifying to hear... More 

Key West, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Truman, (the maltipoo) Gives both paws up! went for sunset cocktails and had lots of fun, real nice bar crew!

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Thank sea4me33040
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad you brought Truman, as we LOVE our doggies at the BTI! It's great to hear you had a fun time, and that our wait staff helped!! Please join us again for sunset cocktails.....and, bring Truman along with you! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! More 

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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great place to eat, and when the season is right a great Green Bay Packer place. Eat outside if you can

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Thank A3690LXchriss
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the Bridge Tender! We are glad you enjoyed our Dockside Bar! Yes, we are a Packers Bar, as our owner is a huge fan!. We are glad you enjoyed our food and ambiance. Please visit with us again in the future! More 

Las Vegas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop after settling in after a long flight. Our server Erin was the first thing that caught murph attention as she was super nice and very friendly with my mom. (She even gave her some tips on the Fitbit they both shared. She recommended the Grouper Reuben which was out of sight! The Bird had a... More 

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Thank Georgez731
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you made the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar your first restaurant stop after arriving! It is very pleasing to hear Erin was a great server and was able to assist your Mom with her Fitbit! We are extremely glad that she recommended our Grouper Reuben, a favorite of many of our diners! We are also... More 

Nashotah, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

There is a parking attendant, so you are guaranteed a spot even at a busy time. Multiple seating options: from on the bay side across the street, to outside seating, to open air inside and enclosed inside seating. THEN, if you catch your own fish, they'll cook them in a variety of ways and includes sides, all for $12.95 per... More 

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Thank reviewstohelpyou
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender, and for noticing the great job our parking attendant, Tom, does in finding our customers a spot! We are glad you had fun and enjoyed the seating options of our Dockside Bar(waterfront), Patio Bar and Inside Dining. Yes, we are happy to cook your 'catch of the day' to your liking with the... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have been here a couple of times before only because of the great location. The food is always ok, nothing to write home about. On this visit I had the Rueben sandwich which was lacking in sauerkraut and so a disappointment. The place was not too busy so there was no excuse for the lack lustre service from the... More 

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Thank elaine d
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to the Bridge Tender, even if mainly for our view/location. We have a wide variety of menu items, so we hope you have been able to take advantage of some of the unique choices. Our on-site manager would have corrected the oversight of the sauerkraut on your Reuben Sandwich without hesitation. We appreciate your taking your time... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The fish tacos and grouper fingers are delicious. Very friendly service. If you're a NFL and/or Green Bay Packer fan, you're in for an extra treat.

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Thank John D
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Fish Tacos and Grouper Fingers! It is also pleasing to know you received friendly service from our wait staff. Yes, we are a Green Bay Packer Bar, as our owner from Wisconsin is a huge fan! Game day here is wonderful,... More 

Milwaukee
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Best Black Bean soup I have ever had. Went back twice in five days. Good bar scene. Friendly staff. Great nachos and happy hour. Everything else was average bar food. Reasonably priced so definitely worth a visit.

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Thank JackJackCalifornia
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant enough to return! We are so glad you enjoyed our Black Bean Soup! Many say it's the best they ever had, too! Also great that you enjoyed our nachos! Thank you for noticing our reasonable prices! We appreciate your visiting our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Mansfield, Ohio
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Went in for a quick break from walking. My husband order the "best Bloody Mary" on the island. He was not disappointed. We also ordered the Cajun Grouper Bites. They were outstanding! Live music each night which we really enjoyed. My husband just had to go back later in the week for a Bloody Mary and Cajun grouper bites. It... More 

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1 Thank Conniecosmos
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stopped by the Bridge Tender enough to return for your same first meal! Our 'Tender Mary' is touted by many as the best Bloody Mary ever! It is great to hear you enjoyed the Cajun Grouper Bites! Also good to hear you enjoyed our live music which is 7 nights per week! We want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
Description
Voted #1 Bar & Grill 3 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?