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Bluewater Waterfront Grill

4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
+1 910-256-8500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a nice meal and drinks. Great views and quality meals. Easy to get seated on most visits.

Thank Capt65
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband visits the Wilmington area on business and always makes a point to eat at Bluewater and I've heard about it for a long time however this past weekend was my first visit and it's easy to see why he makes sure he eats...More

Thank Brandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great location in the waterfront. The food is a bit pricy but it's pretty good. You're 100% coming for the experience and location.

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the waterway, near a bridge. Great views of the yachts, as the Marina Club is adjacent. There is seating inside and out, as well as large bars, inside and outside. The Rotary Club meets here. The food is standard and...More

Thank Lydia V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and view was great. We had dinner on a week night sitting outside by the water. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.

Thank Mary B
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review Mary!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yeah, I won't be coming back here especially for a weekend meal. Not sure if the kitchen is limited or the management has changed but there were some restaurant basics that were just flat out missed. The food was okay. Service was bad from the...More

1  Thank IT_road_warrior
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re really sorry to hear about your lackluster experience. I’d love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please email me at WeCare@BluewaterDining.com with your contact info and reference this review? We’d like a chance to make things right! -Tyler

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite restaurant while in Wilmington. Right on the water, great food. Pricey but average for the area. If you eat outside take your sunglasses as the sun still comes through the shades. Only one issue. They "undercharged" us by almost $50 and...More

Thank PartyofFour_NC
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback! I'll make sure the team sees this.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at dinner, Joshua was great and answered our questions while giving good recommendations. Their Hot Crab Dip is a good appetizer. The main course arrived just in time and as ordered. Their Mixed Grill Trio was delicious. I didn't asked...More

Thank dba631
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 4 stars!

Reviewed 1 week ago

BWG has always been one of our favorite places to eat at Wrightsville but we feel like the food quality and definitely the service has gone down the past couple of years. We love sitting on the dock for dinner but that's pretty much all...More

2  Thank RGMTGirl
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback. I'll make sure to pass this to the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When on vacation one is never sure what one may get when eating out in a tourist locale. Blue water grill exceeded our expectations! The hostess graciously allowed us to have a table with a view despite having a small party. The waitress was very...More

Thank NCnodrog
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they had a courtesy dock for diners though there was an extensive dock area fronting the restaurant. We traveled by car.
1 October 2015|
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Response from DLo66 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you have a large party will you need a reservation
7 July 2015|
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Response from Furlough | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have some gluten free items on the menu but not sure they offer gluten free in their bakery offering
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-8500
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Established in 2000, Bluewater Waterfront Grill is picturesque restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Service, hospitality and outstanding local cuisine are top priority. The menu features selections of fresh seafood and American fare, offering unique, chef-driven dishes, as well as classic coastal favorites. Bluewater offers spacious dining rooms, private event spaces and has a large outdoor patio where guests can dine and relax while watching sailboats and yachts glide by on the sparkling water. Bluewater has continuously been voted Best Outdoor Dining by Encore Magazine and its outdoor patio includes and a full service bar, and large fans & shades to make dining comfortable during the summer months. Dock access is available.
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