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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
+1 910-256-4519
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Harrisonburg, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I both had oyster dinners at The Bridge Tender during our stay at Wrightsville Beach. Place has a typical seafood restaurant atmosphere and a great view of the inland waterway and bridge. Service was pretty good as was the food. Prices were average for the area.

Thank BlueRidgeRambler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the staff at our hotel suggested we eat at this restaurant. Because it was relatively early for dinner, it was practically empty. We were seated by a window with the most awesome view of the beach. Our server, Phil, was a delight. He made honest recommendations based on his likes and customer reports. I ordered shrimp and grits,... More 

Thank Dyetpepsi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Wilmington native & haven't heard anything about this iconic place until the past few years. So a few friends and I decided to check it out. WOW!! It was FANTASTIC! The staff worked as a team, the Manager (Freddie) was so hands on, courteous, welcoming & friendly, but not overbearing. The appetizers were so delicious and fresh.... More 

Thank mbpalmtree
High Point, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food & worth the money!! View inside dining was elegant and beautiful overlooking the boats and water at Wrightsville waterway!

Thank 3496ccecil
erie, pa
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while visiting a friend for the weekend in wrightsville beach. We made reservations a little late -around 830 on a Saturday evening-so it wasn't too crowded. It was kind of chilly outside so we requested to be seated inside near a window. The views are great. The food is amazing. We started with the ahi tuna appetizer-to die... More 

Thank jessjg21
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Bridge Tender Restaurant for dinner on this past weekend. Our server was Kayla. She was amazing. The ambiance was also great. Our table overlooked the waterway and marina. We had the amazing oysters Rockefeller which is a superb appetizer. The rest of our meal went downhill from there. My wife and I ordered two... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was our first visit to The Bridge Tender but we will definitely return when in the area again. We chose outdoor seating since it was a pleasant fall evening. The restaurant is situated on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway with great views of docked boats and water traffic. The menu is more like that of fine dining but the dress... More 

Thank ahmatthewsnc
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice, more formal restaurant on the ICWW. Good food, wine and service. Cozy ambience. Good steak and fish.

Thank VacationTravelReview
Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My FAVORITE for "Shrimp and Grits". Great booths in the bar, surrounded by friendly wait-staff and patrons. Their Sunset Special is a true treat at a great price. VALUE and QUALITY galore!

Thank BigDanBear
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been to the Bridge Tender several times. This time was just as good as all the rest. We have never eaten inside of the restaurant. It's it a bit humid inside. We always eat out on the deck and watch the boats go under the bridge. We've caught the drawbridge going up several times. The food is consistently... More 

Thank Danie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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 Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?