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Bluewater Waterfront 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    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
My wife didn't like it, but I did

My husband liked this restaurant much more than I did. The server was very good, ambiance was casual with great views of the water. We had the Greek salad, fresh but too much dressing and no bread offered. We wanted fish, but choices on the lunch menu were limited. We asked if they could prepare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lpstohler
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived here at 6pm. and the views were gorgeous. It took 18 minutes to get an appetizer. Too long. I ordered the fish catch special. It cost $26.99. The presentation of this dish was poor. A dried out, bland piece of fresh tilefish on a bland, dry blob of wild rice mixture, which lacked any unique flavors or a... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband liked this restaurant much more than I did. The server was very good, ambiance was casual with great views of the water. We had the Greek salad, fresh but too much dressing and no bread offered. We wanted fish, but choices on the lunch menu were limited. We asked if they could prepare the pasta with fish that... More 

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Thank lpstohler
Concord, North Carolina
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on a late lunch & stopped by, got a nice table with water view. We started with a couple of drinks & Firecracker Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, very well made, the bacon was not soggy at all, had a nice crisp to it, came with a side of sriracha sauce & it was nice & spicy, so we only used... More 

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Thank LSMTravels
Wilmington, NC USA
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the view is nice the food is just average, I've tried several items and they are Ok , but not what I'd go back for. Service was very good from wait staff.

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Thank TEF2005
Wilmington, North Carolina
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Bluewater has a great location along the canal near Wrightsville Beach. It is a large facility and has some good dining spots right along the water. For this reason, it is a key hangout place when visiting Wilmington. The food is okay - but the ambience of the location is far better than the food - at least from... More 

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Thank Don S
Winnabow, North Carolina
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Popped in for lunch at Bluewater and were very impressed. Its hard to beat the waterfront view that they have and the food was very tasty. We had a daily lunch special...the fried flounder wrap...and it was great. It was a different twist on something mainly seen only with fries and hushpuppies. The pasta salad I ordered as my side... More 

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Thank Gregory D
Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed wonderful service and marvelous food, even during a busy, crowded dinner time. The fish was excellent and fresh, and the crab dip was very tasty. The menu offers some creative choices as well as favorites.

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Thank GodsGardener
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Winter or summer...today just for drinks and appetizers and water view. A favorite for many years. Don't miss it every time we come to Wilmington.

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Thank 1econ
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I entertain here quite often for larger parties. Rarely have I been disappointed. Great service. Food is good. Come for the views and sunset drinks!

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Thank Kathy G
Albany, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I attended dinner with a large group. The service was timely and my water glass was refilled many times. I had one of the daily specials, the local catch which was grouper, and it was spectacularly good. I chose the blackened Cajun style preparation and it was pleasantly spicy and flavorful. The fish was succulent and rich and the portion... 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: Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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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