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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, good food and great sweet tea!

We visited Bridge Tender on 08/11/2015 @ 11:45 as we were heading out of town. We entered and asked if we could be seated outside and the bartender said yes and that he would be out with our menus. He brought out our menus and took our drink order (sweet tea that was very good) & calamari. In an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
apenny620
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High Point, North Carolina
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New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The setting at Bridge Tender is so nice. It’s right on the docks so you can see boats coming and going – all very relaxing. We didn’t realize a reservation was needed so we sat at the bar counter outside which worked well for us although it might not be the best for everyone. Service was slow. Our server was... More 

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Gardiner, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were seated quickly and the service was spot on. The restaurant is on the water and very relaxing. The menu is varied but more seafood oriented. I ordered the tuna appetizer which was delicious. The flavors were wonderful and the tuna melted in your mouth. My main course of scallops was wonderful as well. We all ordered different items... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited Bridge Tender on 08/11/2015 @ 11:45 as we were heading out of town. We entered and asked if we could be seated outside and the bartender said yes and that he would be out with our menus. He brought out our menus and took our drink order (sweet tea that was very good) & calamari. In an appropriate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We always eat here when we are in the area. It is a little pricey, but food is always good and it's nice to sit near windows and look out over water. They always have good service.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Just arrived in Wrightsville Beach with my family. My daugther wanted to stay in the hotel at the kids club, so me and my wife decided to go and explore dinning options around here. We choose The Bridge Tender after reading some of the reviews. Well, this is what we ordered: coconut shrimp apetizer, chef's grilled fresh catch and a... More 

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Wilmington nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Been eating at The Bridge Tender since it opened!! Always fabulous! ! My favorite place to dine!! Fabulous views, wonderful staff and unforgettable cuisine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fresh and amazing seafood. Go before 6 PM on weekdays for the Sunset Special - it's 3 courses for $19.99 and includes soup or salad (actually a GOOD salad with house made dressings), one of 8 entrees (all off of their regular menu, not sub-par at all), and a dessert. I had the salad with a white balsamic dressing (delicious),... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On our annual trip to Wrightsville Beach we had a family dinner at this restaraunt. We hit the lottery with one of the best waiters we have ever had. His name was Cody and he was great. Polite, attentive and we never had to wait for anything. We sat outside on the deck, a nice view of the inter coastal... More 

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Minneapolis, mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A friend recommened we eat at Bridge Tender while in Wilmington for a girl's trip. We ate on the lower deck closest to the intercoastal and enjoyed the lively Sunday evening boat traffic. We stumbled upon the Sunset Specials offerings that were a great value...an appetizer, entree and dessert. We both loved the chowder, my friend the crab cake and... More 

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raleigh nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited the week of July 27, just 2 for dinner. We had 7pm reservations but arrived early at 6:35 and were promptly seated. At 7:10 we finally received our drinks. Our food arrived around 7:30ish. The food was great, but the service was terribly slow and my water glass stayed empty most of the time, even after our server... More 

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood
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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