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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS‎
Calamari
Fresh calamari, breaded, lightly fried & piled high. Served w/ lemon garlic sauce.
9.99
Oysters Rockefeller
Our version of those famous oysters. Served over sauteed spinach & topped w/ hollandaise & smoked bacon.
10.99
Gorgonzola Buffalo Shrimp
Breaded‎ shrimp tossed in a spicy cream sauce topped w/ gorgonzola crumbles.
9.99
Crab Dip
Fresh crab makes this a bridge tender favorite! Served w/ garlic toast points.
9.99
Asian Seared Tuna
Ahi tuna seared very rare & sliced thin. Served w/ soy sake reduction & wasabi.
9.99
Clam Chowder
Our award winning version of traditional new england clam chowder.
Cup3.79
Bowl5.29
Quart to go8.99
Soup Du Jour
The‎ chef’s soup made daily.
Cup3.49
Bowl4.99
SALADS‎
Gorgonzola Walnut Salad
Gorgonzola crumbles granny smith apples cherry tomatoes & candied walnuts atop mixed greens w/ berry walnut vinaigrette.
8.49
Roasted Pear Salad
Roasted pears, gouda cheese & smoked bacon over fresh spinach w/ a cranberry almond vinaigrette.
8.99
Iceberg Wedge
A crisp iceberg wedge, w/ crumbled apple wood bacon, bermuda onions, cherry tomatoes & gorgonzola crumbles. Drizzled w/ bleu cheese dressing.
7.99
Mixed Green
Fresh mixed greens topped w/ cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, mushrooms, red onion & romano cheese.
6.99
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed w/ creamy caesar dressing, topped w/ fresh baked croutons & shredded parmesan cheese.
7.49
SANDWICHES, WRAPS & BURGERS‎
Served w/ your choice of steak fries, fresh fruit, seasonal vegetable sauté or cole slaw
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
Cranberry & walnut chicken salad w/ lettuce & tomato. Served on grilled marbled rye bread.
8.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Prime Rib Sandwich
Thinly sliced certified angus beef prime rib w/ melted provolone, served on a toasted garlic hoagie.
10.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Gorgonzola Turkey Wrap
Oven roasted turkey breast, gorgonzola cheese & applewood bacon w/ crisp romaine & tomato. Served in a tomato basil wrap.
8.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast w/ almond basil pesto, pickled red onions, provolone cheese, tomato & crisp romaine. Served on grilled focaccia bread.
8.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Crab Cake Sandwich
A pan seared lump crab cake w/ lettuce & tomato. Served on a kaiser roll w/ a side of chipotle remoulade.
10.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Open Face Shrimp Melt
tender‎ shrimp, melted provolone & thinly sliced tomatoes. served open face on a French baguette.
9.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Spicy Tuna Spinach Wrap
Seared tuna, red onion, baby spinach & wonton chips drizzled w/ soy ginger vinaigrette & sriracha aioli in a tomato basil wrap.
9.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Bt “Po Boy”
your choice of fried shrimp or oysters w/ lettuce, sliced tomatoes & lemon tartar. served on a French baguette w/ a side of cocktail sauce.
9.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
Grouper Reuben
Fried grouper w/ swiss cheese, sauerkraut & 1000 island dressing. Served on grilled marbled rye bread.
9.99
Steak fries
Fresh fruit
Seasonal vegetable sauteed
Cole slaw
ENTREES‎
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Amber‎ ale battered flounder w/ a side of lemon tartar. Served w/ cole slaw & steak fries.
10.99
Tuna Stir-Fry
Ahi tuna w/ crisp vegetables, tossed in a sake soy ginger glaze, served over sticky rice (may substitute shrimp or chicken)
10.99
Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
Jumbo‎ coconut beer shrimp w/ sticky rice & sautéed spinach. Served w/ dijon-orange marmalade sauce.
10.99
Horseradish Encrusted Tuna
Ahi tuna coated w/ fresh horseradish, pan seared & topped w/ a soy ginger glaze & wasabi aioli. Served w/ sticky rice & sautéed spinach.
11.99
Crab Cake
A pan seared jumbo crab cake w/ a side of chipotle remoulade. Served w/ cole slaw & steak fries.
11.99
Shrimp & Grits
Sautéed shrimp, pancetta, mushrooms & green onions served over cheddar grits. Finished w/ a cajun cream sauce.
10.99
About
Casual fine dining located on the Intracoastal waterway. Offering fine seafood and steaks, wonderful entrée salads and decadent desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I could, I’d give this restaurant extra stars! Their seafood was fresh, flavorful, and prepared to perfection. It was the best meal that we ate during our extended weekend in the Wilmington area. Seriously! (The incredible view near the drawbridge was an added bonus....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Bulldog_Lover2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

There’s better service, fresher fish, and tastier food elsewhere in the area. This restaurant has a primo location and extensive menu. We found the young staff disinterested, unwilling to share menu information, bordering on rude. The overpriced salmon and vegetables were tasteless. While many may...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank travel-easy-60s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I do like this place, the waitress we’ve had twice now and she is awesome she remembered us (don’t know if that’s good or bad🤭). Food is good, ambiance is even better. And the location is fantastic too

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank U9077IZkims
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many wonderful options on their menu, my friends and I had to sample each other's plate. Everything we ordered was divine. Drinks were fun and tasty. We sat outside to get the best feel for vacationing by the water!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank I4864MVlaurap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got between 4-6 pm and order the fixed price Sunset Special for $25. Mine included clam.chowder, deep fried fresh flounder, and key lime pie. My wife had the seared tuna which was also good

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this establishment by accident! Turned out to be some of the best dining we experienced on entire vacation. Parking lot filled with NC plates was first good sign, local patrons. Friendly staff created us and seated us quickly. Food was excellent and paced perfectly...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank jdwills126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge Tender was by far our favorite restaurant during our visit to the Wilmington area for the Ironman 70.3. The dining room is beautiful and has a wonderful view. Our server Tristan was friendly and polite and did an amazing job. The menu is...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, excellent food. Sit outside if you can for the best atmosphere. Was here with my son who's a chef and we were both very impressed.

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank markkC2270XC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge Tender has long been one of our favorite restaurants even though we live 200 miles away only get here twice a year or so. Jim the manager is top notch and very friendly. He constantly walking the floor ensuring your experience if the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank RJR1112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and excellent service!! This is our first night of a long weekend at Wrightsville Beach.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Larry H
July 17, 2019|
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Response from clarasmith113 | Reviewed this property |
They have lunch and dinner menus
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Annette M
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Kyle G | Property representative |
The Sunset Special is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm.
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ANNALS568
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Kyle G | Property representative |
We are located on the spot where Faircloths was originally.
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