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The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar

This bayside waterfront restaurant and pub serves seafood and steaks. Dogs are welcomed on leash in the outdoor seating area. Water bowls and doggy burgers available. Visit Website

Or call (941) 778-4849 for more information.


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The Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,174 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jacqueline
    Jun. 18, 2022
    Great service!

    We enjoyed a fantastic meal and our dog loved their Doggie Burger which was a generous size burger stuffed with yellow rice. it was warm out and they brought him a clean bowl of fresh water right away. Food, water view and service all excellent. highly recommend!

  • Patti
    Jun. 14, 2022
    Fantastic Experience!

    The parking lot attendant and his dog helped us out from the moment we arrived. Took a seat on the patio and the server arrived with a bowl of water for our dog. They have a dog burger on the menu - but it’s huge, so if your dog is small it’s too much. Super friendly, good food and lots of fun!

  • Cliff
    Feb. 22, 2021
    The best!

    so they are so dog friendly they have a puppy burger right on their menu!! lean ground beef burger stuffed with yellow rice, our boy loved it! water bowls just appear and they love dogs!!!

  • Shannon
    Jul. 22, 2019
    Great Food in a Fun Location

    We dined at The Bridge Tender Inn Bar this weekend, and we can thank our pup for leading us to an amazing spot. Tried their fish tacos, and while both versions were awesome, it was their black beans that really are rave-worthy! A fun spot with or without your dog.

  • R.p.
    Apr. 9, 2019
    Nice Setting, Lame Food

    This is a nice place to sit by the water and eat lunch or dinner. Also a good dock to tie up to if you’re bringing Fido by sea. Unfortunately, I have been here several times and the food has gone from average to lousy. They don’t pay very good attention and never cook to order. Everything is undercooked. The service is ok, but we had to repeat requests on almost everything to get what we had already asked for. The outside seating is on crushed shells, so your pooch may not be too comfortable.

  • David
    Nov. 24, 2018
    Awesome place w/ 2 dogs (and 2 kids)

    The food was great, the people warm and friendly, and the music made our stress go away! This is a great place for our dogs (one very chill and the other pretty intense), our kids and for us. We will definitely go back!!!

  • Kim
    More than a year ago

    Great service! Fun atmosphere. Will be back

  • Todd
    More than a year ago

    We spend a lot of time here when we are in Cortez and have never been disappointed, food is awesome and service is always first class!

  • Valerie Monroe
    More than a year ago
    Baxter loved Bridge Tender Inn Restaurant

    This place was so awesome! The service was friendly & they even have doggie burger on the menu! Live music & pups all around!

  • Bill
    More than a year ago
    Great food and service

    Great selection and service. Awesome local hangout.

  • Tracy
    More than a year ago
    What a gem

    As we were asking them if we could have the dog sit under our table in the shade, Jarrod said, "of course and we have a doggie burger on the menu"! Sat on the beach, they brought water for the dog immediately, yummy drinks & food with a gorgeous view. Sun and shade. What more could we want? Oh, and a reasonable price....🐾❤😎

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