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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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North Port, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for lunch had a few drinks and just absorbed the view. The food was delicious and nice prices and quantities. We look forward to our next visit

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always stop by the Bridge Tender for a nice gulf view and wonderful food and staff. The live music is always great too.

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Thank RobertJC25
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! It is always great to hear how our regular customers appreciate our delicious food and attentive waitstaff! We are also glad that you enjoy our Dockside Bar and nightly music! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We hope to serve you again soon in the future! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for a light dinner after our sunset boat ride. Service and food were excellent. Great view if the bay and the live music was fun.

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender for dinner! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your menu choices and that our waitstaff was attentive. We are also glad to know you enjoyed the ambiance of the Dockside Bar and our live music, which is nightly! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had awesome outdoor seating and good food. The kids portions were big and my burger was cooked rare like I like it (hard to find a place that does rare burgers right). The Bloody Mary was spicy and good- it came with an impressive garnish of pickled vegetables. If you are a packers fan on vacation, this place... More 

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

We appreciate your visit to the Bridge Tender and enjoyed the ambiance of the Dockside Bar! We are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed our delicious food, especially your burger! Our version of the Bloody Mary, the 'Tender Mary' is a favorite of many of our patrons....almost a salad in itself! Our owner is a Packers fan from... More 

New York
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was just delicious. Moist turkey, flavorful gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Came with corn and cranberry sauce too. Nothing like having Thanksgiving dinner on the beach. Loved it!!!

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Thank kkm68
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing Thanksgiving with us at the Bridge Tender! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our turkey dinner with the trimmings! We agree that the beach is a wonderful place to relax on this special day. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! Please visit with us again soon! More 

wis
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to stop for a bite, love that it has a Green Bay Packer Bar attached in the back. Fun and good food!

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

Thank you for your continued patronage of the Bridge Tender! We are glad to hear how much you enjoy our food and have fun at our restaurant! We do have 3 seating areas; our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay; our Patio Bar; and, our inside dining room. Our owner is a huge Packer fan from Wisconsin, thus the Green Bay... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good though although had waited a bit to get served, worth the wait. Had a crab cake which was really good. Also had a Cuban sandwich which was very good. The place is small but there is a bar near the water which is very lively. The staff is very friendly. Worth the stop.

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Thank HAVG12
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Cuban Sandwich and our Crab Cake! Two of the many favorite dishes relished by our customers! We have three seating areas; our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay; Patio Bar; and, our inside dining room. Our season is beginning, so at times it does get very... More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here twice during our holiday. First for a lunchtime drink next to the marina. Cool friendly guy served drinks while we looked out over the waterfront next to the pier. Tonight we went for dinner when it was a bit cooler, so we ate in the open sided, but covered restaurant area. Sevice was fine, food was ok,... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender for lunch and then for dinner! It is gratifying to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, and the atmosphere of our Dockside Bar while you sipped your cocktails. This time of year it is cooler in the evenings, but you are correct in observing the relaxing ambiance of Sarasota Bay. We appreciate your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with my girlfriend and parents. Great spot to sit on the water and enjoy the view. Friendly servers and prompt service. We brought our little dog and she was welcomed by everyone. This will definitely be a regular stop for us on our future visits.

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

Thank you, your girlfriend and parents for visiting the Bridge Tender! It is great to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar, and that our wait staff was attentive! We do love our doggies, and even have a Doggie Burger on our menu! Please visit again and check out our varied menu! We appreciate your taking time to... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a casual family friendly restaurant, that comes to life in the evenings with music and popular bar scene. It also has tables and an outside bar across the street right on the water among the palms. We even spent one New Years eve there hanging at the waterside bar making new friends. There was even a dog... 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! We are so glad you enjoy our restaurant! Your description is quite accurate! We have 3 seating areas including a Dockside Bar, Patio Bar & inside dining. Music is nightly, and we are situated on Sarasota Bay. Our menu is varied to satisfy many tastes, and we do love our doggies! We... 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, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, 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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?