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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“walnut salad” (9 reviews)
“key lime pie” (29 reviews)
“crab cakes” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for late lunch and were pleased with meal and drinks. Wife had a couple grey goose martinis and I had the Highland Amber draft beer. Drinks were good. Started with calimari and clam chowder. The calimari was fresh and lightly breaded. The clam...More

Thank Dewayne V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the opportunity to visit the Bridge Tender post hurricane Florence and were amazed at the quality of food and service post what must have been a traumatic event only a few weeks earlier. The service from McKenzie was outstanding and the dishes provided...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stuffed flounder was overcooked and stuffing was all stuffing no crab. I honestly think I could have gotten a frozen meal from the convenience store that would have been better. Over priced for what I got. I have tried to contact the restaurant with no...More

Thank Doug C
Kyle G, Public Relations Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear about your experience with us, and I am sorry to hear that you have not been able to get in touch with us. We would like to hear more about your experience, you can call the restaurant at 910.256.4519 and...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This place was delicious. We started with the crab dip which was very good. We had the crab stuffed flounder and the chef’s trio. Both were delicious. It was a meal where you would take a bite and sit for a minute to just take...More

Thank MrsPlumz
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner with friends twice August 21st and 23rd with two different servers. Both were exceptional service and food. Eating on the outside deck with beautiful views added to the pleasant experience. The Oysters Rockefeller were the best anywhere as were the Lump Crab...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Bridgetender always offers well-prepared seafood and meats with strong service. The food is prepared fairly conservatively, so don't expect any creative riffs from the kitchen. But, it's reliably well prepared and a welcoming atmosphere, a bit on the pricey side. Nice views of the marina,...More

Thank ChowHound28590
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Had dinner for 5 on our 49th Anniversary. Hadn’t eaten here in 10 years and my daughter insisted because of the food. The food was excellent with a great menu but the service lacked for a quality restaurant. Waiter would disappear which caused undue wait...More

Thank Linda L
Kyle G, Public Relations Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

I am sorry about your experience with us on your special evening. I would encourage you to call the restaurant at 910-256-4519 to speak with our owner, Catherine, or general manager, Fred, so we may know who the server was so we can take corrective...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

We visited the Bridgetender this week. We have enjoyed the Bridgetender at least 50 times over the years. It is consistent with food and service quality. This trip was their signature dinner salads with awesome blackened catch. Just terrific.

Thank SunnySkiesForever
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner here on a Saturday night. Note: reservations recommended. We were told we would have an hour and a half wait without a reservation. Possibly a weekend thing. We ended up sitting outside in the bar area and had a wonderful dinner despite this....More

Thank ljmladybug
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My family of 5 ate here for dinner. We were not allowed to sit outside because all of the tables were reserved yet when we left, only a few tables were occupied. The shrimp and grits were very tasty, but the mahi was tough and...More

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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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Pickymom12
June 27, 2016|
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Response from raible01 | Reviewed this property |
We have seen 3-4 wedding parties over the years and yes, I think it would be a great location. Best WB location for romance without going into Wilmington.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519
Description
Casual fine dining located on the Intracoastal waterway. Offering fine seafood and steaks, wonderful entrée salads and decadent desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
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