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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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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Germantown, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to visit Wilmington NC for the first time, and this place was recommended from years past by a friend. Although the outside appearance is a little bleak, the food was great, and the Key Lime pie is a must have for dessert! (Enormous!) We ordered an app and then an entree to split and they brought it out split... More

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Cedartown, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First, the early bird menu is now nineteen dollars. It is still a good value and close to the beach. I had the shrimp and grits as suggested by the waitress and wasn't disappointed. My wife had the crab cakes and loved them as well. You can change up the sides you are getting so don't be embarrassed to ask.... More

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love key lime pie. The desert by the same name that Bridgetender serves is not even close to key lime pie. We ordered it last night and it was like eating cotton candy at the state fair. Best I can tell, they mix a cup of sugar with a tub of cool whip then add frozen lime concentrate. May... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is one of the best dinner experiences I've had in Wilmington. My husband and I came in without reservation on a Friday night in the summer, and they still managed to fit us in at a table in the dining room. The views are great, and if it's nice out, you can enjoy dining outside. The seafood was cooked... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very nice wine list. Business dinner. All had the filet and it was excellent. The waiter was smart and pleasant. Nice view of boats coming and going. No biting bugs. Will return.

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Arlington, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I were in Wrightsville Beach for a week and we ate dinner at the Bridge Tender Restaurant three times. It is right on the water, close to Wrightsville Beach and has a parking lot. We ate inside once and sat outside twice. It is a very relaxing restaurant and the food is excellent and the service even... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a great experience, we were in a large group of over 40. The food was great and the view fantastic. The service was great with such a large crowd to attend to, we had exceptional service with at least 3 servers all the time even with a full restaurant for Memorial weekend. The leadership of the management team... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have had dinner at The Bridge Tender Restaurant several times and have always enjoyed the $19 dinner special from 4-6 pm. It is a reasonable price and the food is good.Tonight we stopped at the restaurant on the way home from Wrightsville Beach. We ordered the $19 special and the food as usual was very good value and decent... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Dinner was great, right on the intercostal with dining on there outside patio, they have a $17. Before 6pm dinner which ample food at a great price They take reservations and make sure to request the out side patio

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