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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
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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Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went on a holiday weekend without a reservation and were seated inside immediately. The bench seats were comfortable and our waiter was at our table in a few seconds. My husband had two beers at $7.50 each, a bit pricey for a regular brew. I had fish and chips with cole slaw. The portion was large and the slaw... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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303 reviews 303 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took advantage of the outdoor deck seating on the evening of July 4th, and we ended up having a great view of four or five different organized fireworks displays. What a treat! I have heard people talk about eating at the Bridge Tender for many years, as it has an upscale atmosphere inside and makes not only a nice... More

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Tamarac, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a great seafood dinner on the Intercoastal with great service and a great view of the waterway.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We were able to sit outside and watch the boats going by as we ate. I had batter dipped flounder and French fries which were delicious! My husband enjoyed his burger also. I was disappointed with the Key Lime Pie. It was a large slice but it just seemed like eating a bunch of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited here last week with my parents who live in the area and this place was recommended to them. I don't get the high reviews for this place as I'm from Chicago and we have to fly our seafood in and ours seems to be fresher and tastier. The place has a very dingy smell that you notice the moment... More

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lancaster,pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Service was great, food was very good and drinks were good too........waitress very good"............very pretty outside, inside could use updating but boats very pretty

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NoVA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate here and made reservations during the 'sunset special' time. The options were somewhat limited on the pre fix menu, but that's to be expected. However, everything we ate off the sunset special menu tasted very mediocre. The soup reminded me of campbells clam chowder. We did order a salad off the main menu aswell (not apart of the... More

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

Thank you for your comments, they are appreciated and helpful. Also, thank you for the comments on Gray, he is a new member to our team and we are happy to have him. If you would like to discuss your experience further you may call us at the restaurant at 910-256-4519. Thank you, Chris McCray General Manager More

Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Based on reviews and hype, I made reservations far in advance. This place is old and smelly. They need to replace the carpet. You know the smell. My guest's filet was not as good as most chain restaurants, no frills. I ordered the oysters Rockefeller appetizer, a spinach salad and seared tuna. The oysters were good, the salad was not... More

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

I am sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience at our restaurant and thank you for your feedback. I encourage you to give us a call at the restaurant, 910-256-4519, so that we may further discuss your experience. Thank you, Chris McCray General Manager More

Pittsburgh, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our group of four enjoyed excellent, tasty, very reasonably-priced seafood dinners accompanied by a nice choice of fairly-priced wines by the glass followed by delicious deserts! The service was small-town friendly, prompt, & helpful. The terrific waterfront, marina, and bridge view was an added benefit. We all cannot wait to return for more. Put this place on your "must-eat" list.... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I remembered the Bridge Tender being better when I was younger. For some reason, the dinner we had there the other night just wasn't as special as it used to be. The food is still very good, fresh, and flavorful. I can't quite put my finger on what has changed over the years, but I still enjoy my meal when... More

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