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“Solid choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bridge Tender Restaurant

The Bridge Tender Restaurant
1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
910-256-4519
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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
Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Solid choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was a very good meal.Nothing here that really stands out, but there was something here for everyone.We were quite satisfied.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The BridgeTender is one of our favorites - we often eat here 4-5 times during our annual summer trip. This was our first experience 'off-season' but was just as wonderful. The atmosphere, menu selection and service is always great. I would highly recommend the 'fresh catch' selections and daily specials.

Visited September 2012
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copperhill, tn
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26 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Really nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

If possible, dine between 4 and 6pm and take advantage of the Sunset Special. $15.99 for soup or salad, bread, entree, and dessert. The regular menu is much pricier. Also, ask for a table by a window to watch the boats and birds. Excellent food, fine service.

Visited September 2012
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Dependable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

On the waterway....good value, good food, good service...Been coming here for 20+ years. Specials before 6...Just before the bridge to Wrightsville

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Best of Wrightsville Beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Went here during our vacation last week. I read reviews for the different restaurants in Wrightsville Beach, and I know that the most popular rated restaurant isn't always the best pick for us. We are foodies. We like quality. We like good service. We like a nice environment in which to dine. Bridge Tender does all of this very well, I am happy to report.

The menu at Bridge Tender is just right, with great appetizers (not your usual dogs), interesting salads that obviously require fresh ingredients, and great entrees & sides. The Oysters Rockefeller was outstanding. Tuna entree was excellent. Presentation and portion size is just right. Thoughtful creative veg & starch accompaniments, not your typical beach restaurant at all! They have some early bird specials on a limited menu in the bar/lounge, but we did not partake, since we were on the deck and wanted to select from the entire menu for our meals.

The only change I would make is to ditch the ho-hum printed dessert menu, and instead, bring a dessert display tray.

The wine list has enough variety at different price points. Our server Erin was professional and helpful. The parking is good. The restaurant is very clean and comfortable. We sat on the deck over the water with boats quietly bobbing about their moorings at sunset....it was lovely.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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