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

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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
Delightful Sunday Night Dinner

A friend recommened we eat at Bridge Tender while in Wilmington for a girl's trip. We ate on the lower deck closest to the intercoastal and enjoyed the lively Sunday evening boat traffic. We stumbled upon the Sunset Specials offerings that were a great value...an appetizer, entree and dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Minneapolis, mn
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Minneapolis, mn
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A friend recommened we eat at Bridge Tender while in Wilmington for a girl's trip. We ate on the lower deck closest to the intercoastal and enjoyed the lively Sunday evening boat traffic. We stumbled upon the Sunset Specials offerings that were a great value...an appetizer, entree and dessert. We both loved the chowder, my friend the crab cake and... More 

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raleigh nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the week of July 27, just 2 for dinner. We had 7pm reservations but arrived early at 6:35 and were promptly seated. At 7:10 we finally received our drinks. Our food arrived around 7:30ish. The food was great, but the service was terribly slow and my water glass stayed empty most of the time, even after our server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I took my dad to the U.S. Open in Pinehurst last year, and we decided that one day we were going to go to the beach. We went to the beach and then knew we had to go to a seafood restaurant & we just happened upon Bridge Tender & it was the best decision of the week. After tasting... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have eaten at all three restaurants clustered close together on Airlie Rd. The Bridge Tender is by far the best. Nice patio overlooking the marina and the inside is very nicely decorated. We were impressed with the food - fresh salads and fried items were very crisp. Also excellent service. Highly recommend if you want to eat on the water... More 

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Jamestown, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoyed this restaurant and the view was just a plus! I would rather have good food than a good view, but this place has both.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I visited Wilmington over the 4th of July long weekend, and arrived on a Thursday evening at The Bridge Tender for dinner around 8:30pm. Parking was across the street, in a gravel parking lot with little lighting (so be careful walking!). It was a beautiful evening with a nice breeze, so we wanted to be seated outside... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We come here every time we are in town. The food and outdoor seating are amazing! The wait staff is kind and drinks are fabulous! Don't miss it!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

If I could give this a zero star I would. My husband and I are from out of state and really wanted to enjoy a nice dinner together on our last night here and boy were we disappointed. After sitting down it took 15 minutes for a server to even come and greet us. When she finally came over she... More 

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

We are sorry about your experience with us. There is no excuse for what happened. Your experience is not up to our standards and not what strive for here. Again, we are truly sorry and hope that you will reconsider us in your future trip to the area. Thank you, Kyle Goodwin Bridge Tender Restaurant 910-256-4519 More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Thank you for your comments. And yes you are right, we do not have many vegetarian options but that is something that we are working on. We do have the salads, any of the pastas can be made vegetarian and our chefs are more than happy to create a vegetarian dish. Again, thank you for your feedback and hopefully the... 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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Restaurant Details

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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