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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
910-256-4519
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Likin' it!!!

Great shrimp and grits!! Great view of the marina!! Wait staff was awesome! Location was convenient to of hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Tom S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here multiple times and I can say that they have the best food on the island. I wouldn't say they have the best view - seeing as you can give that award to Dockside or Bluewater - but their food is amazing. I am big steak and seafood eater, and have never been disappointed here. Also, their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great shrimp and grits!! Great view of the marina!! Wait staff was awesome! Location was convenient to of hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

An enjoyable meal with visiting friends from Key West. Quality and presentation was good, but high cost of meal was inconsistent quality and presentation. Table service was outstanding.

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Greensboro, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a reservation for large group (12 people). Sat down at 7:00. Did not get our food until 8:25. It appeared some of the food had been sitting waiting for other dishes to get ready so all could come out together. As a result the seafood dishes were overcooked. I know people who often frequent the bar for drinks... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stopped by the Bridgetender restaurant last Sat, and I can say we enjoyed the best shrimp and grits we have ever eaten! Excellent. Fine food, service and atmosphere!

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Berlin, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went with a party of 10 at table in bar area. Waitress great! Salads very good ( pear especially). Shrimp and grits delish. Fish dishes very good. Desserts HUGE and YUM!! Key lime and creme brûlée !!

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New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hello Bridge Tenders and prospective patrons, You have a beautiful location and the food was good, although a bit over priced for the portion sizes. BUT, I am sick and tired of restaurants tolerating and allowing people to smoke e-cigarettes in restaurants. There was a large group near us and they repeatedly huffed and puffed with copious smoke clouds all... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You must order either the crab cakes or shrimp and grits. Both are excellent. Remoulade with the crab is fantastic. Early bird special is a great value -- appetizer, entrée and dessert (under $20) - must order by 6pm. Great dining outside in the summer. This is my favorite Wilmington restaurant.

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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Quiet Monday night, so it wasn't crowded. A bit chilly, but we still sat outside. I had the chowder, and, unfortunately it made me quite sick. I will call tomorrow & advise. My GF 's had the tried. & true pear salad with salmon & it was awesome. I had the crab cake, which was delicious. Our waitress was nice... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went last night. Service was excellent. We sat on deck overlooking the water. My son had grouper stuffed with crab and I had the tuna. Everything was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-256-4519

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 12:30 am

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