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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 12:30 am
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
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256 reviews 256 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Exceptional atmosphere - beats out local favorites like Boathouse and Fish Bites that lack outdoor seating. Always innovative specials and delectable salads with a variety of fresh, quality ingredients. Fresh seafood - great views - excellent services. Hits the check points and you do pay for them. Expect to pay around $15 for lunch if you order seafood with your... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went with a group of 5 friends during the off-season (November). Due to the time of year, there was no wait so we got straight to a table with a beautiful view of the water. Sunsets are great. We ordered oysters as an appetizer - simply delicious. Everyone ordered various seafood dishes (even though they have other stuff on... More 

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austin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went for their $19 dinner before 6pm and it was great. Our waitress was Portia and she was flawless! We had shrimp and grits and shrimp stir fry. We started with the chowder and it had a lot of seafood so couldn't ask for more. You even got a desert but really didn't need it. Highly recommend! They even... More 

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The food was very, very good, and the service was excellent. I had the fried shrimp, and got way more than I expected. My shrimps were done in a light batter and cooked to perfection. The only thing I really didn’t like was the coleslaw. That tasted like a bulk food service product; with no seasoning at all. My wife... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. It's deceiving exterior made me think it was smaller than it is and the decor is just so-so. We ate outside to capitalize on the view of the river and were so glad we did. Sunset was amazing and the boats coming in and out provided all the people watching you can hope... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The restaurant itself looks nice and has a pleasant atmosphere. However the service was terrible and we felt our food was not worth what we paid for it. The server made us feel as though we were a burden to him and he was slow in catering to our needs. We... More 

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

I want to first apologize for your experience in our restaurant. It is unfortunate that you did not have an enjoyable experience which we strive for. If you could please call the restaurant at 910-256-4519 and talk to our General Manager, Chris, so that we may sort out what happened to prevent future incidents. Again, I am sorry that this... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I hadn't eaten at the Bridge Tender for quite a while since I moved out of the area several years ago. I had remembered it as having a great atmosphere overlooking the waterway, good service and good food. We were looking for a special place to take our parents for their 59th anniversary. The atmosphere was very nice and the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stopped in for lunch at the Tiki Bar by the water. Beautiful day on the beach. Good menu with lots of fresh items but the blackened grouper caught my eye and i'm glad it did. Big piece of fresh blacken perfectly on a good bun with potato salad and onion rings. Guests had a club sandwich that they couldn't finish... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside on a warm but wet evening braving the showers. Enjoyed excellent starters and mains while taking in the views of the intra-coastal waterway. Not an inexpensive restaurant but good for a special occasion.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Great food, service, and ambiance combined for a memorable waterfront meal. Our seafood and steak dinners were prepared perfectly, and the frozen key lime pie was the ideal ending for the meal. This was our second visit to the Bridge Tender and certainly will not be our last.

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Additional Information about The Bridge Tender Restaurant

Address: 1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
Phone Number: 910-256-4519
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 am - 12:30 am
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 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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