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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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84% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I ordered the fried flounder with fries and the fish was fresh and moist cooked to perfection. A friend ordered the crab cakes and they were full of crab not filler, another ordered the shrimp and the same delicious. Olga was great and got everything right and very patient due to the fact there were 40 of us at lunch... More

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Monroe, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The early diner's special was great. The Key Lime pie was the best we ever had. My wife had a filet mignon that was great and I ate the Mahi Mahi special. The quality of both entrees was great and the prices are pretty reasonable for a place with good atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant twice on two separate trips to Wrightsville Beach, NC. I have multiple food allergies and the wait staff and chefs were very accommodating. Our waitress Olga was so sweet and very attentive. She was a delight. The food is always fabulous. The bread is to die for, Gingered Scallops were sumptuous and Grilled Salmon... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The restaurant is right on the water with a great view. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Thanks!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went here on a whim! Walked in and were asked if we had reservations. We did not, but they were very accomodating. The wait was 20 min. My friend and I decided to go to the bar for a drink and decided to eat in there. She ordered the grouper rockerfeller (with no hollandaise or spinach). I ordered the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We love this place! Great to sit and watch the traffic on the inter-coastal waterway as we enjoy great crab cakes!

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Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stopped in on a recent evening for the early bird menu. Three course meal for $17. There is an up charge for a couple of the items. My husband and I both had a salad and the coconut shrimp which were good but a little over done. They are served with scoop of sticky rice and a scoop of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food is good, well cooked. Fish & chips meal was bland however. Service has always been great. One issue, did not finish my ahi tuna and got it to take with me, when opened it to share with my husband the pickled ginger and wasabi were not included! For a $90+ meal, I want what is on my plate... More

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

First I would like to apologize for your experience. Since you have called we have spoken with the staff to ensure that this doesn't happen to anyone else. Again, I am sorry that this happened and hope you will return in the future. Kyle Goodwin Bridge Tender Restaurant 910-256-4519 More

Germantown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Bridge Tender has the best early bird dinner anywhere! The first time I came here (September 2013), I thought to myself 'this is going to be pricey'. White linen tablecloths, right on the water, lovely atmosphere. Much to my surprise, they have a special menu from 4:00 - 6:00 pm everyday, which includes a choice of soup or salad... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I drank Endless River beer-- delicious. Calamari wonderful. Shrimp appetizer great and ahi tuna very good. Right on water and scenic. Good service.

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