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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%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bridge Tender is a nice place for a special dinner or for entertaining business clients. Food is delicious, service is good.

Thank SouthernBred59
Reviewed 5 days ago

Window table with view of the water was very nice. Unfortunately it was extremely loud thanks to a large table beside us. Waitress was pleasant but needed help with several large groups at once. Scallop dish tasty and husband’s steak was cooked to his liking...More

Thank notadiningdiva
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very important family event; it had to be a perfect evening! It was! This was one of the best fresh seafood dining experiences I have had anywhere I have traveled globally! Our waitperson was totally fabulous ... a really professional and polished...More

Thank David Wesley T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I checked out the Sunset Menu which is a great deal if you are willing to eat prior to 5:30pm. Since we had our grandsons with us, that worked well. We both had the coconut shrimp and it was delicious. We sat outside and watched...More

Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation (which was easily made online), so we simply grabbed some tasty drinks at the bar. Our meal was delicious, and the service was great. We started the meal with the Shrimp Cocktail. I thought the shrimp were...More

Thank Casellan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No, probably not. But very good The scallops with polenta, asparagus and something called bacon jam was divine. I mean seriously top notch. We ate outside with the evening glow providing a terrific setting. A nice touch would have been a table cloth. Don’t like...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and drinks. Nice marina view. The service was excellent. Desserts are delicious and big enough to share. The seafood was fresh and delicious.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party included 3 adults and one 6 year-old and we had a reservation for an early dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived but was packed when we left. I felt ok having our son there early, but probably...More

Thank hkcjmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the intercoastal waterway, great views of boats/the waterway with indoor and outdoor seating. Service was excellent and friendly throughout our meal. I had the Cajun-style shrimp and grits and they were superb. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Rich_Holden
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We live here locally and had a kid free night so decided to treat ourselves! We had the sampler for appetizer; coconut shrimp, beautiful crab cake, oysters Rockefeller- the food came out perfect temperature and delicious. For our main course we had prime rib end...More

Thank Ansne M
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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