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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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Manton, Michigan
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate outside on the water. Kinda busy, took our Lunch order, and waited a little longer that we thought we should have. Scottie was apologetic and was attentive, as we sat there waiting, another waitress came up and asked if we had been helped, so tells you we were there a while Nice view off the pier area, Had Fish... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and i walked into the bar area looking to have a drink,no one at bar inside they had some entertainment at the back bar walked back there and we were told by this rude employee there was no room go to the bar across the street

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can watch the Packers, anytime that they're playing 'cause the owner is a WI c\Cheesehead! We sat outside one afternoon and drank some ice cold brews and observed some locals perform their "circus" acts after work. Fun place where everyone has a relaxed island attitude.

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Waverly, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great spot for lunch or dinner on the shore. Good drinks, good food. Fun atmosphere so we went back several times during our stay.

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Thank KBAKE0427
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your repeated visits to the Bridge Tender during your vacation! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our ambiance and had fun! We are especially delighted to know how much you enjoyed your menu choices and drinks! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late, light dinner. Great seaside seats. We split a salad and shrimps cargo, a shrimp, spinach, and cheese dip that was pretty good. The only down side for us were the loud groups around the bar. They were up for a party and we were more into quiet scenery.

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance of our Dockside Bar. It is great to hear you also enjoyed your menu choices! Our on-site manager would have been happy to seat you in a quiet spot with a window seat in our inside dining room, so that you could still enjoy the scenery... More 

Farmingdale, New Jersey
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch here in the outdoor area on the bay. Crab cake sandwich was delicious. Prices were good. Service lacking but it wouldn't keep me from going back. Enjoyed the view immensely.

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Thank carolleone24
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the ambiance at our Dockside Bar on Sarasota Bay. We are especially glad to know how much you enjoyed your Crab Cake Sandwich! Thank you for noticing our prices, for they are in line with the other restaurants on the island. We appreciate that you will... More 

Indiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drinks are great, service good, the setting, view and ambiance are wonderful. The food, not so much. We have eaten here three times, the third time only because we were very hungry, tired of walking, and it was about the only place we could find a seat (Valentine's day) I have had the crab cake, (ok, but nothing great) The... 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 good to hear you enjoyed our ambiance, attentive wait staff and our drinks. It is distressing to hear you were dissatisfied with your menu choices. The Bridge Tender always has an on-site manager who is ready to assist with any issues you experience while dining at our restaurant, and would... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner and the band on a Monday night. Our waitress Kelly was very good. We asked if they had a Happy Hour and was told 50cents off some beer and $1 off wine. When we asked which beer was included was informed that must domestic and some others and than ordered amber Boch. She didn't know if that... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender! We are glad to hear how much you and your party enjoyed our cheese curds, hamburger and steak & cheese sandwich! The steak sandwich is a favorite, and at times the au jus is saltier. It is also good to know that you enjoyed our fries....some say the best on the island! We... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode our bikes in for lunch, parked them right on the street. The bar/restaurant is completely an open atmosphere with great island vibes. I had the shrimp Caesar salad while the hubs had fried shrimp and daiquiris. Everything was delicious!! The staff was friendly and very helpful on menu selections. Highly recommend!!

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Thank hoffmanm14
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you biked to the Bridge Tender's Dockside Bar! It is wonderful to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your menu choices (and daiquiris!). It is also good to know our staff was helpful and attentive. Thank you for your recommendation! We appreciate your taking the time to write this review, and hope you visit... More 

Quincy, IL
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the vibe and location, but were disappointed with the 2 meals here. More like sports bar fare.

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Thank Tumbleweed63
Bridgetender303, Social Media Director at Bridge Tender Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bridge Tender. We are glad to hear you liked the ambiance of our restaurant. We are a bar and grill, and have been voted #1 Bar & Grill 4 years in a row! We try to please our customers with great food and service, so it is distressing to hear you were unhappy with your... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?