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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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 3 days ago

We live in Wilmington and always enjoy dining here. Service is great. Location and views are fantastic. We absolutely love their key lime pie. It is the most unique pie we have ever had. I am not a big key lime pie person but the...More

Thank harrysD7886KS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good idea to set a reservation because this place appears to be frequented by those staying close that one a very good meal and good service. Shorts are OK here but it is a fine dining establishment for sure. Service was very good as was...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening without the guys and decided to try Bridge Tender. We made a reservation online which was a simple process. We were promptly seated on arrival and had our drinks and appetizers within 10 minutes. The seafood was excellent, good portion sizes...More

Thank Angelia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation, which was confirmed, but when we arrived, we were told that our table was not ready. Therefore, we went to the bar and decided to eat there. The staff was friendly and efficient. We ordered drinks, a lettuce wedge, burger, and...More

Thank teachgeek
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Another great dinner on the water that had excellent food and service. If it's not too hot, cold, windy or raining, sit outside and enjoy the marina view.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We sat outside and had a delicious dinner. Service was good. Food was pricey but very generous portions and tasted great.

Thank gkunik
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We arrived and requested a table for four. The restaurant seemed at least half empty. The hostess staff struggled and then said they could seat us but we had to leave in an hour due to someone else's reservation. I replied that perhaps we could,...More

3  Thank Lifeisgrand123
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing- service, food ambiance and simply the best food I have had in a very long time!! The view of the boats is so relaxing!

Thank 48mimi2014
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. Had a jumbo lobster tail, big enough to share and wood fire grilled! Unfortunately it was way overcooked, tough and tasteless. Clam chowder was so salty I had to send it back. They graciously took it off our bill. Salad was good, but...More

3  Thank jimf477
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious..let me begin with that. The staff is extremely sweet, they even walked us to the restroom to show us exactly where it was. :) HOWEVER, we sat down and waited 10 to 15 minutes before we were given any water. That...More

1  Thank RaleighMama
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 28403-3729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519
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