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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
910-256-4519
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We were able to sit outside and watch the boats going by as we ate. I had batter dipped flounder and French fries which were delicious! My husband enjoyed his burger also. I was disappointed with the Key Lime Pie. It was a large slice but it just seemed like eating a bunch of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited here last week with my parents who live in the area and this place was recommended to them. I don't get the high reviews for this place as I'm from Chicago and we have to fly our seafood in and ours seems to be fresher and tastier. The place has a very dingy smell that you notice the moment... More

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lancaster,pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Service was great, food was very good and drinks were good too........waitress very good"............very pretty outside, inside could use updating but boats very pretty

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NoVA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate here and made reservations during the 'sunset special' time. The options were somewhat limited on the pre fix menu, but that's to be expected. However, everything we ate off the sunset special menu tasted very mediocre. The soup reminded me of campbells clam chowder. We did order a salad off the main menu aswell (not apart of the... More

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ktg2012, Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, they are appreciated and helpful. Also, thank you for the comments on Gray, he is a new member to our team and we are happy to have him. If you would like to discuss your experience further you may call us at the restaurant at 910-256-4519. Thank you, Chris McCray General Manager More

Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Based on reviews and hype, I made reservations far in advance. This place is old and smelly. They need to replace the carpet. You know the smell. My guest's filet was not as good as most chain restaurants, no frills. I ordered the oysters Rockefeller appetizer, a spinach salad and seared tuna. The oysters were good, the salad was not... More

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ktg2012, Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience at our restaurant and thank you for your feedback. I encourage you to give us a call at the restaurant, 910-256-4519, so that we may further discuss your experience. Thank you, Chris McCray General Manager More

Pittsburgh, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our group of four enjoyed excellent, tasty, very reasonably-priced seafood dinners accompanied by a nice choice of fairly-priced wines by the glass followed by delicious deserts! The service was small-town friendly, prompt, & helpful. The terrific waterfront, marina, and bridge view was an added benefit. We all cannot wait to return for more. Put this place on your "must-eat" list.... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I remembered the Bridge Tender being better when I was younger. For some reason, the dinner we had there the other night just wasn't as special as it used to be. The food is still very good, fresh, and flavorful. I can't quite put my finger on what has changed over the years, but I still enjoy my meal when... More

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Clarence Center, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a delicious meal celebrating. The dipping sauce served with the bread was out standing. Service was attentive! View from 2nd level booth closest to windows actually better than a seat at the window. Option to eat outside as well. The Gorgonzola walnut salad was amazing. My husband had grouper- very good. I had tuna with crab and hollandaise which... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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193 reviews 193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A great find! The food was excellent -- fresh, well prepared, and served with a smile. The waitress served the kids right away, so the adults could have a quiet meal. Smart woman! Wine list is exceptional for this part of the world -- good selection of both foreign and Californian wines. Great views of the water. And again ---... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great views! They were very busy on a Sat. Evening, which would explain why we waited for over an hour for our food from the time we ordered. We weren't sure if our server went on a dinner break. She never checked up on us or apologized. There was no manager checking on customers. The appetizers were very good, however... More

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