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“Great Meal, Lovely View, Perfect Day”

Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established in 2000, Bluewater Waterfront Grill is picturesque restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Service, hospitality and outstanding local cuisine are top priority. The menu features selections of fresh seafood and American fare, offering unique, chef-driven dishes, as well as classic coastal favorites. Bluewater offers spacious dining rooms, private event spaces and has a large outdoor patio where guests can dine and relax while watching sailboats and yachts glide by on the sparkling water. Bluewater has continuously been voted Best Outdoor Dining by Encore Magazine and its outdoor patio includes and a full service bar, and large fans & shades to make dining comfortable during the summer months. Dock access is available.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Meal, Lovely View, Perfect Day”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

After a non-impressive visit a few years back, we decided to take another chance on the Bluewater. When friends were visiting, they asked if we could have lunch outside on the water. Well, we were so glad we decided to return. The four of us started the meal with Stumbling Islanders (WOW!). When we asked what kind of alcohol is in the drink our server replied, "What isn't?" He wasn't kidding. The drinks were delicious and packed quite a punch. Our meals were all delicious, as well. My husband and I dined on the seared yellow fin salad. It was so good, I can't wait to go back and have it again. Our friends got the soft shell crab sandwich and a grilled shrimp meal. Everyone loved their meals. All in all, it was a great experience and I look forward to going back to the Bluewater to enjoy the food and the view.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank karinocity
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Franklin, Tennessee
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205 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“The place the food & the view”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ok this place is a keeper! First the atmosphere is incredible, sitting right on the intercoastal the restaurant offer outside & inside dinning. So while you wait art the outside bar for your table get a perfectly executed cocktail! Staff is very attentive & friendly. Service was impecable for the most part for the exception od mister manager who walk the floor but merely acknowledge his guest...

Lets Talk about the food shall we?
Rockefeller oyster with blue crab dip... delicious a good size oyster and a equally good bite of fresh blue crab to top it off. The firecracker scallops were cook perfectly and very tasty

Main course we had surf & turf and the citrus dijon sea scallops. Both dish were very well executed and tasty. I like the menu and flavor combination are incredible. The veriaty of the dishes will please a wide range of guest. Here everything tasted made to order and more important fresh.

You can reserve or wait which we decided to wait since the bar is right there on the water with beautiful views.... That is not a wait it is a treat Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Francois A
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic food & atmosphere”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

After running through all of the food options walkable in the heart of Wrightsville Beach, we decided to venture out a little and try Bluewater for lunch and we were so happy that we did. This place is right on the water and is a great setting. We sat on the outdoor covered patio and watched the boats come in and out. Our food was fantastic - we had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer and then the following for our meals: fried seafood platter, the catch of the day of grilled salmon, and our son got the popcorn shrimp with jello. The portion size of the meals was really large and the adult meals were only $10.99 and $15.99, which seemed really reasonable given the portion sizes. The food was also really delicious. We finished things off with the key lime pie, which was also really good. Highly recommend to others!

Thank MBOhio
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Clovis, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect View”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went for the first time this past weekend. We all had the Mahi Mahi fish tacos. They were delicious! Service by Kelly was excellent! We also shared a slice of key lime pie. The weather was perfect along with sitting right along side of the water. Our view was sooo pretty with a number of boats traveling the waterway. Will definitely try this restaurant again!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank howler67
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Vitoria, ES
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my mom visited this restaurant today after looking it up on Trip Advisor. We loved the place, the view is fantastic. She loved the turkey sandwich that she ordered and I had a Caesar Salad with Shrimp, which was wonderful too. We had a great time. I would recommend this restaurant for families, friends, couples and bussiness.

Thank LiviaCianni
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