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Bluewater Waterfront Grill

4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
+1 910-256-8500
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (39 reviews)
“salad” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious blackened tuna, it was undoubtedly the best meal on our trip. The crab dip was very good as well. My husband had the Calabash Platter which was good but the tuna was out of this world good! My sister requested an outside table and...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great dessert, peanut butter pie. Main course I had was the seafood lasagna. I think the pasta tended to overpower the seafood, perhaps I should have ordered something else. The service was very good and the other customers were very friendly. Also nice...More

Thank throckmortonSanaa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the best meal of our trip! The server was polite, knowledgeable and his timing perfect to take drink order, food order, check up on us etc. Ribs were very very good and special that night was red snapper was amazing. Would definitely go...More

Thank harks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 14 visited this lovely restaurant in July 2017. We were 10 adults and 4 children between the ages of 4 and 15. The service was good considering the number of people. The food varied from Chicken fingers and fries for the younger...More

Thank Crandall7217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends that we hadn’t seen for years there for lunch. It has awesome views of the waterway and is a beautiful facility. We had their fish tacos and fried oyster platter. All was very good.

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on a recommendation of a friend. Nice place over looking the water with boats docked at the marina. Had the turkey cranberry wrap and it was good. Our server Preston was friendly, attentive and prompt. Prices are par for the course...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our rehearsal dinner at Bluewater last weekend. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was well taken care of. Our guests had an incredible time, and they even served a few of us early. The food was delicious; my guests...More

Thank Brittany D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One server for a table of 16 and she was TOP NOTCH!!! Food was so very good. I highly recommend the coconut shrimp, crab dip, and the mai tai to drink! Mojito was pretty good, a little strong so it overshadowed the flavor. Brownie dessert...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Since we had already eaten our main meal earlier in day, we just wanted appetitzers and drinks. The calamari was the best we have ever tasted, crab dip and key lime pie was awesome also. Unfortunately it was dark by 8pm and we did not...More

Thank parkna55
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4 stars!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went based on locals recommendations and very pleased. Service was quick, sat out on the deck overlooking the marina. Bartender makes a mean painkiller. Server was friendly and helpful. Had the Tuna special which was prepared well and served well. Prices are reasonable. Overall a...More

Thank Mark G
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed everything Mark!

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18 August 2017|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they had a courtesy dock for diners though there was an extensive dock area fronting the restaurant. We traveled by car.
1 October 2015|
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Response from DLo66 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you have a large party will you need a reservation
7 July 2015|
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Response from Furlough | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have some gluten free items on the menu but not sure they offer gluten free in their bakery offering
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-8500
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Established in 2000, Bluewater Waterfront Grill is picturesque restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Service, hospitality and outstanding local cuisine are top priority. The menu features selections of fresh seafood and American fare, offering unique, chef-driven dishes, as well as classic coastal favorites. Bluewater offers spacious dining rooms, private event spaces and has a large outdoor patio where guests can dine and relax while watching sailboats and yachts glide by on the sparkling water. Bluewater has continuously been voted Best Outdoor Dining by Encore Magazine and its outdoor patio includes and a full service bar, and large fans & shades to make dining comfortable during the summer months. Dock access is available.
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