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Bluewater, An American Grill

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4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
910-256-8500
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect day and perfect place!

It's been a few years since we've visited Wrightsville Beach, and the first restaurant that comes to mind is the Bluewater, especially on a warm spring day! The outside patio is about the best in the area and the food was perfect (fresh blackened tuna done perfectly!) Enthusiastic young staff and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Rob C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful waterfront spot to have an afternoon drink and watch the boats. Very good key lime pie martini but served with a glop of whipped cream. Light on the graham cracker rim. Lemon drop was good also. Seems a bit pricy but the sunshine was wonderful.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed by the quality of the food served at the Bluewater grill. The salad included frozen spinach leaves and both of the main courses (the pasta dish and the shrimp skewers on the salad) were drenched in butter. The blueberry cobbler tasted like jam with an artificial blueberry filling. The cooking staff seems to have forgotten how... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Hey only try this place if you are looking for a great water view, modern beautiful building, great service and fresh seafood with fantastic presentations! Maybe just looking for impressive place to take a date for drinks! Yes this would be the place!!! Going back again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's been a few years since we've visited Wrightsville Beach, and the first restaurant that comes to mind is the Bluewater, especially on a warm spring day! The outside patio is about the best in the area and the food was perfect (fresh blackened tuna done perfectly!) Enthusiastic young staff and good service. Check it out!

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Lutherville, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a place to watch the sunset - water, boats and a drink. Just wonderful. My daughters steak was wonderful but we swear the green beans served with it were canned. My dinner of shrimp and steak on skewers was just ok. Shrimp needed some flavor and a few of my steak pieces were very undercooked. Calamari was good and... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch of a few appetizers on a Saturday. We were able to get a table outside overlooking the water without waiting. We ordered coconut shrimp, fresh mozzarella and a wedge salad. The coconut shrimp was delicious and the orange marmalade dipping sauce was the perfect compliment to the shrimp. Overall it was a good... More 

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Clemmons, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was our first time visiting Wrightsville Beach and we were not sure where we would eat dinner. The Bluewater Grill looked like a good location, so that is how we chose this restaurant. The location was fabulous! Nice views of the boats and the water. I ordered surf and turf, my husband ordered the flounder, and our daughter ordered... More 

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our server was wonderful. The views were delightful. The food was downright horrendous. Frozen and Precooked food at premium prices. It doesn't get much worse than the food here. I have a theory that if a restaurant has water views the food doesn't need to taste good. This theory definitely applies to this establishment.

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Durham, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family had lunch at Bluewater a few weeks ago during a warm but very windy day in Wilmington when we went to pick up my son at college. He suggested eating at Bluewater and we all agreed that fresh seafood would be great. We took a table outside on the deck which had a great view of the intercoastal... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This restaurant has been on this site for a number of years with a different name...so our server told us. It sits near the marina and the drawbridge that leads into the beach. We liked the deck overlooking the waterway. We love seafood which is their specialty of course. We asked that the food be grilled; it was and took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-256-8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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