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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
910-256-4519
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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

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  • 120
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Evening Meal

Great atmosphere with water views of the ICW at Wrightsville, NC. Wide variety of interesting appetizers and entrees with exceptional wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Tom M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere with water views of the ICW at Wrightsville, NC. Wide variety of interesting appetizers and entrees with exceptional wait staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

In Wilmington looking for our retirement home, our realtor said, "try Bridge Tender, I think it is our best restaurant." Well, we went twice, needless to say, we agreed with his assessment. Scallops, crab cakes, lobster, steak, we had them all. Everything was very good -- even the rice cake was great. The view is very nice; the wait staff... More 

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Elon College, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I have always enjoyed this restaurant, but it is hard to say that the food lives up to the view. On our last trip, my wife had chicken and it had a fishy smell. I had the tuna and it was good, but I felt a little let down.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went for a late dinner and both ordered the crab cake dinners. Very good with great cole slaw! Our server was professional and friendly. (young man getting his degree in environmental studies). We had a lively discussion with him about the environment. Overall, a lovely evening at a very nice restaurant!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I return to The Bridge Tender because we have always been satisfied with the food and the service. The occasion was Valentine's Day even though it was the evening before. It was so comforting to see the sunset outside from our table. Although there was a crowd, service was prompt and the timing of each selection from... More 

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Caz, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had lunch today at the Bridge Tender in Wrightsville Beach. The restaurant is right on the Intercoastal Waterway. We sat overlooking the water on a chilly but sunny afternoon in February. The waiter was helpful and friendly. The food was outstanding. There were three of us and we were all very happy with our meals. The daily specials menu... More 

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charlottesville, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had dinner one night while on vacation and had high expectations based on reviews from friends. While the view is excellent, it is the best part of the restaurant. We had excellent oysters Rockefeller and the ahi special was good but not outstanding. The price would seem to indicate that the meal would be amazing and it just was... More 

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Swansboro, NC
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We (two couples) decided to dine here for our evening meal and we were very delighted. We ate from the "Sunset Dinner" menu which served us perfectly. My husband and friends ordered the encrusted tuna and I ordered the crab cakes. Great choices. As a appetizer we ordered the oysters Rockefeller and love them. Service was great and attentive. Overlooking... More 

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Iowa
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had the Basa. I had never heard of this fish ~~ it's so good. Will look for it in other places! We enjoyed eating outdoors and our waitress was a lot of fun. Will certainly return!!

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Elkin, NC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Party of 6 had a great lunch at the Bridge Tender. Salmon was cooked to perfection and all of the vegetables were fresh. Service was excellent and quick. The menu had enough variety that even the picky eaters were satisfied. Ate at many restaurants during our week long stay in the Wilmington area during the first week of 2015. Everyone... 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: 910-256-4519

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
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

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