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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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“key lime pie” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, service and choices were all excellent. We had planned to go to 5 different restaurants while visiting Wrightsville. We came back her a second time. Really great..

Thank loveirish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 unwrapping my silverware and putting them...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! We were here on a Sunday night with a reservation 10days in advance well worth the wait The deck has music from the other side of the water that is perfect Our waiter was so attentive and made the entire experience...More

Thank Leoedward2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good meal and service was a little slow. Diverse seafood menu but a little overpriced. This restaurant serves small portions except for the desserts which were too big.

Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge Tender is one of my favorite restaurants in town and I visit often however I was very dissatisfied with the service tonight and I’m not one who complains especially when I know how busy it is. The food was excellent as always ..Oyster...More

Thank AndeDW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delightful dinner here. The oysters Rockefeller were outstanding. Our server was attentive and efficient even refilled our wine glasses for us. My meal was a unique take on shrimp and grits. best ever!

Thank MaggieEnnis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite meals in NC! Best crab cakes, the fresh catch was excellent, the french fries were some of the best ever! We liked it so much we went to go back for a Saturday lunch before heading back out of town only...More

Thank Matrixd5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will love the location of the Bridge Tender Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, you will have a front-row view of the water especially if seated outside on the spacious deck area. We visited for lunch on a busy and warm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been at Wrightsville Beach for a conference. In 3 evenings, this was by far the BEST meal we have had during our stay. As a matter of fact, this is one of the best measl we have experienced in a long time! We...More

Thank Greg H
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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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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