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Bridge Tender Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great spot. Friendly and fast service. Good beer selection. Reasonable menu prices. Parking can be a challenge, but you'll find a spot.

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Thank FromBuffalo
St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in on a busy night to have a drink. I handed the bartender Terry a $50.00 bill and she said that she never received it. I was unsure myself so I trusted her and handed her cash to pay the round. 2 nights later we stopped in again and she came running over with a $50.00 bill for... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a fun Wisconsin sports bar with great grouper! The place to be on Packer game day. Outside tiki bar is a bonus.

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Parrish, Florida
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Bridge tender Inn, as we frequently do, since we live in the area. Food as usual, was very good, service by our waitress, Natalie, was superior. My complaint was the hostess came over to our table and asked us if we were leaving soon, as she had people waiting for our table. That was annoying in... More 

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

Thank you for your continued patronage of he Bridge Tender! We are happy to have you as a regular guest! We are glad to hear how much you enjoy our menu choices and that your service was superior. Natalie is a great server! We regret the incident which occurred on your visit to the Bridge Tender and that you felt... More 

Bemidji, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We find ourselves at the Bridge Tender quite often. Wait staff is friendly and the food is good. We also enjoy the tropical drinks from their drink menu.

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

We appreciate your continued patronage of he Bridge Tender! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy our menu choices, tropical drinks and that our wait staff is hospitable! Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit Anna Maria Island, we go to Bridge Street Tender. We especially enjoy going when Brigid's Cross is playing. Inside and outside seating available for your visit here. Located just down from Bridge Street Pier, it is a part of the Island experience.

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

Thank you for your visits to the Bridge Tender and to Anna Maria Island! It is great to hear from returning guests as yourself that your time spent with us was enjoyable. Brigid's Cross, with Paulie & Peggy Baker, is one of our favorites among other customers, also! We do, indeed, have our Dockside Bar on the water, across the... More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat inside & enjoy a great meal, or sit outside under the tree at the outside TIKI BAR order your food there as well. My friends from overseas "Germany" loved the place along with the food and the splashing water at almost your feet. "this is REAL FLORIDA" they exclaimed. No visit to Florida from them or other friends goes... More 

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

We appreciate your visits to the Bridge Tender! It is delightful to hear from our regular guests as yourself, that you and your friends enjoy our restaurant! It is especially rewarding to know you all enjoy our delicious menu items and the ambiance of our 'Old Florida' style atmosphere. Our Dockside Bar is also a favorite of many of our... More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten lunch here twice in the past month. Great location. Did was very good and reasonable for the area.

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Thank petec7716
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your time spent with us as well as our scenic location. We also appreciate your noticing our menu items are priced reasonably for our island. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant! We look... More 

Parrish, Florida
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and I am struggling to decide if I like it or not. Food is ok drinks are alright. Service is about the same. Entertainment is on again off again.

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

Thank you for frequenting the Bridge Tender. Since you have not made a determination regarding your opinion of our restaurant, it is difficult to reply to your review. We strive to please our customers, and have an on-site manager available to address any situation that may occur regarding our food or service. Our live entertainment is continuously 7 nights per... More 

philadelphia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went here we were surprised by how gourmet some of the selections on the menu were, especially given such a casual setting. Now that's living, gourmet dining while sitting on a beach!

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

We are delighted that you visited the Bridge Tender on Sarasota Bay! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our great menu items! We do, indeed, have delicious choices to satisfy every palate! It is also great to know you relaxed at our Dockside Bar. Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We hope... 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, Pub, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?