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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
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate dinner at the bar - very popular restaurant and good menu. I had a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp which were large, fresh and grilled perfectly.

Thank debanderson90808
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Appetizers, especially the mixed seafood sampler, were delicious. we were there on a busy night, and service was as OK as possible, everyone very friendly, fun place. Grouper had about 2 minutes extra on the grill, the fried seafood platter was a hit.

Thank mazalea
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have really good food. The atmosphere is nice as well. very warm and inviting. Will be visiting again

Thank H C
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner, mahi mahi and pasta with sheimp and lobster. Had a key lme pie that was totally different from any that I have had(huge piece).

Thank HarryLeland_nc
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge Tender restaurant is our favorite for fresh seafood on our date nights. Elegant, and located on the waterway, it offers an amazing view, great service, and delicious cuisine. I highly recommend their grilled blackened salmon, mahi-mahi, blackened grouper with lump crabmeat, or Gorgonzola walnut salad with their berry vinaigrette. Take a walk out on the dock and watch... More 

Thank Hisglorydw
Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loveee this restaurant...it is actually where I ate the night I got engaged as well as marked a landmark anniversary!! Great steaks and seafood with awesome water views of the channel where you can see boats and yachts come and go! Beautiful at night as well with the lights reflecting on the water!! One of Wilmington's oldest restaurant's that... More 

Thank Bobbysundrop
North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to both Bridge Tender and Fish House (next door) for many years. Both are my "go to" lunch restaurants. So pleasant to sit on the water and watch the boats pass by. My sister and I ate lunch at Bridge Tender twice this week. The salads and fish are beautiful and delicious! Service is top notch. John,... More 

Thank lhap
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Every time we have a special occasion be it birthday or anniversary this is the only place I want to go. The food is outstanding, the service is first rate and the atmosphere is lovely. Weather permitting if you can get a table outside go for it, especially for dinner. My last visit I tried the oysters for the first... More 

Thank Dominique M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious and the atmosphere is nice with some beautiful views. The only complaint I have is that it took us two hours to eat here on a weeknight in the fall. I think it's a nice place to eat dinner or dine out with family and friends.

Thank krissypoo79
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a holiday dinner with spectacular views, great service and superior dessert. The meals were average, but everything else made up for it.

Thank carib5089

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?