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“Wonderful Open Air, Festive and Friendly ”
Review of Bridge Tender Inn

Bridge Tender Inn
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We love this venue. The kind of place that you recommend to friends and family to experience the island feel... great food, relaxed ambiance, water views and welcoming service staff. The live music adds to the experience. It’s located in a lively and historic part of the Island near the city pier. Be sure to put this on your to-do list while visiting Anna Maria Island.

Thank Adelle W
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Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our delicious food and the relaxing ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is always wonderful to receive compliments on our attentive wait staff! We appreciate your accurate description of our area, and especially the great recommendation to future visitors. Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

As a former WI resident who is NOT a Packer fan, it's nice to know I have somewhere to go to antagonize Packer fans even here! Love the tiki bar and the bands inside are very entertaining. Good food, great staff. Love to visit

Thank Jennifer H
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Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to know how much you enjoy our yummy food, attentive wait staff and live music! We welcome everyone, even those who are not Packer fans, but especially Wisconsinites! Game days are quite active here at the BTI, so it might be a bit difficult antagonizing the fans with all shouting GO, PACK, GO! And, we do pass out free Jello Shot when our Packers score! We really appreciate your taking time to review our restaurant, especially with a 5 star review! It will be our pleasure to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A casual fun environment with great people abound. Live music and a tiki bar across from the restaurant. Food was good, very appropriate for the setting. Would visit again.

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Thank tjs8675309
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Bridgetender303, Social Media at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

We appreciate your stopping by the Bridge Tender! It is gratifying to hear you enjoyed our food, live music and the ambiance of Sarasota Bay! It is also great to hear you will be back! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! We will be delighted to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited BTI and loved the atmosphere! We sat outside and listened to the excellent music! We had a few sandwiches which were good and a few drinks. Our waitress provided excellent service. We really enjoyed BTI!

Thank Anonymous_one977
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Bridgetender303, Social Media at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of Sarasota Bay while having sandwiches and drinks! We always love hearing compliments on our great wait staff! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, especially with a 5 star review! We look forward to the opportunity to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

My extended family are huge Packer Backers and were excited to eat here. While the amount of Packer paraphernalia is impressive, the overall experience was not.

Food is overpriced (for the amount you get) and overcooked. Wait times for initial drinks, food, refills and bill were unnecessarily long. Especially after the lunch rush was over when we visited.

Highlights were the Cuban sandwich and the fish tacos. Kids meals are a decent value, but charging $10 for that same hot dog as an adult entree is NOT worth it.

Try to keep your party size under 4 or you will have a hard time getting a table/tables to accommodate you all, especially inside.

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Thank Robert Z
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Bridgetender303, Social Media at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. It is distressing to hear you had a less than favorable time at our restaurant. We are glad the Cuban Sandwich and Fish Tacos were enjoyed. We strive to be competitive with all of our pricing keeping in line with other restaurants on the island. All of our island restaurants have been slammed the last two weeks, as were are in our season, not to mention spring break. We have signs posted regarding wait times, and often it is challenging to find tables to accommodate every one. Our on-site manager would have been delighted to assist you with any issues you may be had regarding food or pricing. We do appreciate all feedback from our customers, as it gives us the perspective we need to further satisfy our guests.

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