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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“walnut salad” (9 reviews)
“key lime pie” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed yesterday

dined with business colleague. I had grouper he had Tuna oscar. Both were very good. Eat outside for the best view of the ICW and passing boats. Also had the key lime pie which you cannot finish it is so big. Never had a bad...More

Thank Gregg J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great oysters rockeffeler the staeks wre fantastic and the attention to detail was great staff was very courteous

Thank Michal C
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Had an early business dinner on a Wednesday, and I was very impressed. The service was excellent, and I chose a chef's special for my entree (striped bass), and it was nothing short of excellent.

Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went here for our anniversary on a Sunday eve. Not real crowded at this time . We had heard good things and we did like it. The atmosphere is very nice and a great view of the intercostal waterway and the bridge. Many boats...More

1  Thank Corine S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The Bridge Tender is fabulous in every respect. The view is stunning. The entrees are exceptional. The sides are extraordinary. The garlic bread is delicious. The key lime pie is spectacular. The waitstaff is cheerful, helpful and attentive. The bar is lively. The bathrooms are...More

2  Thank ROADTRIPPER2018
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Since Bridge Tender was closed for Lunch, we went to it’s causal side, The Fish House. Nice server, and very fast service! Loved sitting on the heated dock. Great views of the water and marina. Just a beautiful setting. We had the Mahi Mahi Tacos...More

Thank Meesha56
Reviewed 2 March 2018

New to the area we are trying out different restaurants. Last night, the Bridge Tender was on our Friday night date list. What a good choice! We were greeted and sat in a tiered table overlooking the Marina. Our waiter Conner, was perfect. There when...More

1  Thank GWW
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Food, service was excellent. Large portions so YOU won't leave hungry. Waiter was very personable. W ill definitely be back.

Thank jblack2178
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Bridge Tender offers a comfortable and professional atmosphere with great views of the Inter Coastal. Service was helpful and quite friendly. My luncheon order of Gorgonzola Turkey Wrap and a glass of New Zealand Sauvigonn Blanc was perfect for a chilly day. We certainly would...More

Thank agolfpro2
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Our server was very polite but not very attentive. The food was really not very impressive. I am sure there are better options...very average seafood not very creative or interesting.

1  Thank isakate
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Questions & Answers
Annette M
14 April 2017|
Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
The Sunset Special is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm.
17 March 2017|
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Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
We are located on the spot where Faircloths was originally.
28 June 2016|
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Response from raible01 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen 3-4 wedding parties over the years and yes, I think it would be a great location. Best WB location for romance without going into Wilmington.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519
Casual fine dining located on the Intracoastal waterway. Offering fine seafood and steaks, wonderful entrée salads and decadent desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
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