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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
+1 910-256-4519
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 160
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 11
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Name Says it All

Delightful al fresco dining watching yachts and sail boats traverse the Intracostal Waterway as the bridge is raised and lowered. Service is excellent and the diverse menu is peppered with enticing seafood options. Indoor dining is also available. In short, a great place especially for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
MemphisProfessor
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times for many years..Lunch and Dinner. Outside dining. Recommend reservations for dinner. Enjoy!

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Thank Ruby B
Victor, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped in for lunch while in the area. The waitress was very attentive, and the view was great. We had different entrees (grouper reuben, fish and chips, mahi with ginger sauce, and tuna stir fry), and all were excellent. The entree portions were reasonable in size, so we all decided to get dessert, despite the waitress telling... More 

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Thank Bob N
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting.... Even when the weather is too chilly for outside dining, the water views from inside are delightful. All the staff is friendly, and the food is elegantly prepared and served. Delicious! Early bird hours from 4 to 6 pm on Mondays thru Thursday offer special variety dinners at value prices.

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Thank goodfood044
Hampstead, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

So far this has been the absolute worst restaurant we have tried. Five in our party and not one person was happy. How can you ruin Asparagus? Dry, stringy, not chew able. Potatoes consisted of three mouthfuls, while consistency was runny. Fried oyster platter, dry, all breading, no flavor. steak don't bother. There are so many wonderful restaurants around, skip... More 

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2 Thank Mimi F
ktg2012, Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this review

I want to apologize for your experience with us and thank you for your feedback. I encourage you to call the restaurant at 910-256-4519 to speak with our owner - John - to further discuss your experience so that we may improve. Again, I am sorry. Kyle Goodwin Bridge Tender Restaurant 910-256-4519 More 

Buckhannon, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We arrived soon after the restaurant opened at 4PM on New Years Eve. We waited 15 minutes before a server came to our table to take a drink order. Then our unhappy waitperson did not inform us of all the evening specialties - other than the daily catch. We learned of the other options from the adjacent table server. Darn.....would... More 

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2 Thank 38SmithLady
ktg2012, Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this review

I want to thank you for spending your New Year's Eve with us and thank you for the positive comments on the food, but I am sorry that our staff made the night a little less special for you. I encourage you to call the restaurant at 910-256-4519 to speak with our owner - John - so that we may... More 

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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Pompano...filet... Lobster and scallops...horseradish encrusted tun...can't believe these dishes! Wow! All were DO good!

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Thank 1econ
Memphis, Tennessee
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Delightful al fresco dining watching yachts and sail boats traverse the Intracostal Waterway as the bridge is raised and lowered. Service is excellent and the diverse menu is peppered with enticing seafood options. Indoor dining is also available. In short, a great place especially for lunch.

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

I use the BT for business dinners and recruiting and it never lets me down. Beautiful views, great service and great food. Some of the best local seafood in town but the prime rib is also a great!

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Thank Kathy G
salisbury nc
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This restaurant is a must stop for my wife and I on any Wrightsville Beach trip. It is a truly classy spot, and just right for the wedding anniversary my wife and I were sharing. As it has always been, service was very friendly and professional as the staff displayed excellent knowledge of the menu. As I always do, I... More 

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Thank LotsofStops
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were there on a quiet Sunday evening (everyone home watching the Panthers game). We had Karen as our server, and she was really great. Had a fun time with her! I had the crab cakes and they were superb. One of the others had a beef dish and loved it. The bread pudding is to die for! Highly recommend!

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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: +1 910-256-4519

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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