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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
+1 910-256-4519
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we have a special occasion be it birthday or anniversary this is the only place I want to go. The food is outstanding, the service is first rate and the atmosphere is lovely. Weather permitting if you can get a table outside go for it, especially for dinner. My last visit I tried the oysters for the first... More 

Thank Dominique M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is delicious and the atmosphere is nice with some beautiful views. The only complaint I have is that it took us two hours to eat here on a weeknight in the fall. I think it's a nice place to eat dinner or dine out with family and friends.

Thank krissypoo79
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a holiday dinner with spectacular views, great service and superior dessert. The meals were average, but everything else made up for it.

Thank carib5089
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place has consistently good service and great food. For lunch it is reasonably priced. If you're looking for dinner on a budget , this is not the place for you. It is situated on Airlie Road overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach .

1 Thank asaw568
Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. I had the steak stir fry, which was excellent. Creme' Bruele for dessert. Atmosphere very nice. Owner stopped by to see if he could offer us anything. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Goldengirl0711
Lexington, United States
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

In town on business and was told by my father who used to live in Wilmington that I had to have dinner at the Bridge Tender. I ate in the bar area as the restaurant looked a little nicer than what I wanted. I went by myself on a Tuesday night in December when it was cold and raining, so... More 

Thank Louis H
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We're new to the area, and we've been looking forward to trying the Bridge Tender for a long time. Although the price was somewhat high, we really enjoyed the food, service and overall ambience. The restaurant sits waterfront overlooking the bridge and marina at Wrightsville beach. Depending on when you go, there's outdoor seating and plenty of waterfront views to... More 

Thank Traveler-vr
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My favorite spot on the Island. Some moron decided to change the menu and the quality of food. Very disappointed. Stop here for drinks and the atmosphere but eat somewhere else. So unhappy that my fav place now sucks.

3 Thank Tami M
Harrisonburg, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife and I both had oyster dinners at The Bridge Tender during our stay at Wrightsville Beach. Place has a typical seafood restaurant atmosphere and a great view of the inland waterway and bridge. Service was pretty good as was the food. Prices were average for the area.

Thank BlueRidgeRambler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of the staff at our hotel suggested we eat at this restaurant. Because it was relatively early for dinner, it was practically empty. We were seated by a window with the most awesome view of the beach. Our server, Phil, was a delight. He made honest recommendations based on his likes and customer reports. I ordered shrimp and grits,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?