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

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  • 29
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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
Lots of fish options, no vegetarian meals

We usually visit The Bridge Tender while on vacation at Wrightsville Beach. It's fun to get a little dressed up for a nice meal after a long day at the beach. I was a little disappointed on our most recent visit for a couple of reasons: there really are no vegetarian options, and the food prices... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ohiomom15
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Dublin, Ohio
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Outside seating and venue were pleasant. Service slow and confused. Crabmeat stuffed flounder simply an ice cream scoop of ground sea food. The plat de jour had something to do with lobster priced at $45. Don't bother...

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Dublin, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We usually visit The Bridge Tender while on vacation at Wrightsville Beach. It's fun to get a little dressed up for a nice meal after a long day at the beach. I was a little disappointed on our most recent visit for a couple of reasons: there really are no vegetarian options, and the food prices seem a little high.... More 

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about our dinner here! Superb seafood, delicious drinks, and a stunning view... My Sweetie and I started our dinner with seared tuna, done perfectly- so delicious! Then, I had the surf & surf special, which was lobster & scallops. Oh my goodness- some of the best ever. The hubby had the crab cakes and kept raving about... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for many years. The food, staff, manager and view are terrific! This is my favorite restaurant in Wilmington!

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Raleigh,NC
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived at The Bridge Tender around 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening. We were seated immediately in a booth with a lovely view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Our server, Lauren, was very attentive and very willing to give advice regarding the menu items. We started with the Clam Chowder, and we had the Seafood Sampler and the Horseradish Encrusted Tuna,... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Clam Chowder, Mixed Greens Salad with Blacked Shrimp, Crab Cake. Great bread dipping oil and glass of white wine - sat outside to enjoy the view (or try to call ahead or request a table inside with a view/window)

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sanford, North Carolina, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed an around wonderful dining experience here with their Sunset Menu special! For $19 from 4-6pm, the restaurant offered up yummy bread for olive oil/vinegar/herb dipping, your choice of salad or soup, your choice of 8 yummy entries, AND your choice of a HUGE chocolate brownie with vanilla bean ice cream or special, luxurious key lime... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or dinner anytime, but the best deal in town if you do the Early Bird Special from 4-6. Best shrimp and grits ever. We had excellent service, nice ambiance and delicious food. No corkage fee and no plate sharing fee is a big plus. the management is to be congratulated on all of... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife & I dined here for our birthdays on a Wednesday night. When I called for reservations I told them we were celebrating our birthday that night. Not only was no mention made of it when we were seated but our waiter was subpar & never made mention of our birthday or offer us a free desert. Beside this,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was in town on business and visited this restaurant for dinner with a friend from the area. I was so pleased with everything! We sat outside and the ambience was wonderful. Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive (and fast). I can't think of anything I would change. The menu is probably not for people on a diet, as... More 

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Additional Information about The Bridge Tender Restaurant

Address: 1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
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
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?