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ing room inside, the patio Packer bar and the tiki bar right on the water. They offer lunch, dinner, munchie and drink menus in all areas. Situated facing Sarasota Bay, the Bridge Tender affords unparalleled views of the famous City of Bradenton Beach fishing pier, the clock tower, the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota Bay. There is ample parking and with two docks available there is plenty of space to come by boat on their fabulous new dock, (Intracoastal marker #49).
Established in 1989 The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar is a favorite of locals and ‘snowbirds’ alike. Yes, they are celebrating 31 years, another ‘can’t believe it’ moment! Congratulations to all for being a mainstay on Bridge Street and providing so many good times and happy memories...
Famous for its ‘old Florida’ charm, great food and entertain- ment, The Bridge Tender has a casual atmosphere. Their dockside patio bar right on the Intracoastal Waterway is just delightful with drinks, food and music to enjoy under the shady trees while enjoying the gor- geous views. New here is their expanded outdoor seating offering plenty of room for proper social distancing (and with a fab view). They are a Packer Backer bar/restaurant so join all your ‘Green Bay Nation’ friends and cheer them on, (they are here even out of football season)! They have a 21 HD TV’s with all sports both indoor and outdoor with great
Iwrite about quite a few family restaurants in Taste Dining & Travel, and one that stands out is the Provost Family who own the small and extremely successful Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill at 7119 south
The always busy Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach offers old time Florida waterfront dining, drinks and entertainment.
audio throughout the property.
The Bridge Tender Inn brings you the best in local live music and a super Trivia and Bar Poker crowd as well. Enjoy the outdoor dining along Bridge Street, a nice addition! They are also a proud supporter of the Vintage Paws Senior Dog Sanctuary, how nice.
Come rain or shine the inside bar and dining room as they offer a comfy front porch to meet friends and make new ones. They have new and old games to play, offer a munchie menu, full menu and fun bar. Bingo is back Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00PM. Find Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar at 135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island (941-778-4849). Come by land, sea, air, foot, bike, segway, golf cart, parasail, scooter, trolley, roller blade, jet ski, have a friend drop you off, just get there!
The Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill continues to please diners with their
amazing seafood selections for lunch and dinner
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota
(941) 413-7133. Their
dream of owning a restau-
rant started while vaca-
tioning in Isla Mujeres,
Mexico, a small island off the coast of Mexico. Father Bob and son Devon became captivated by all the fresh seafood available directly from the fish- ing boats to the coastal restaurants. This led to the dream of opening their market and restaurant five years ago and voila, a thriving business was born. Bob’s wife Debra and Devon’s wife Lauren join them on the week- ends for a true family affair.
Their market is terrific, with an amazing selection of local fish delivered daily, Tripletail amongst others. Bob and Devon have a great con- nection for fresh seafood including Florida Stone Crabs, their case is full now though May 1st with this Florida delicacy. The lunch and dinner menu are the same, serving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, closed on Sunday. Daily features include Monday-Corvina, Taco Tuesday, Wednesday-Red Snapper, Tripletail Thursday, Friday-Hot Lobster Rolls and Saturday they are “Feeling Crabby” featuring Stone Crab, Dungeness Crab and gluten-free Maryland Style Crab Cakes.
While dining for lunch I had the Stone Crab Soup and Tripletail sandwich, both were excellent. The menu includes fresh salads, New England style Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque and Devon’s Fisherman Stew. A variety of starters including Bob’s Baked Oysters and Devon’s Lump Crab Cake, Smoked Fish Spread, Ahi Tuna, Steamed Mussels, Clams or Shrimp; a welcome start to any dinner. Not only do they sell qualityseafoodthepricesareamazingaswell. Dinnerplatesrun$24- $28. They have a very nice wine list along with beer and seltzers.
This small restaurant fills up quickly for dinner and reservations are recommended. There is limited outdoor seating available also. Fresh Catch is a well run operation that has generated a fantastic and loyal fol- lowing for one reason; they are great.
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