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“Best of Wrightsville Beach!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bridge Tender Restaurant

The Bridge Tender Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best of Wrightsville Beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nice place!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

The restaurant is so small, ı sitt ina very small chair and waiters used to crash my chair :) On the otherhand the waiters did not understand what I want well. According to this kind of service it is not a cheap place.

Visited April 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

great service and food its across the street from waterway lodge set inside in a/c are out side and enjoy the veiw watch the boats going threw

Visited August 2012
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2 reviews
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

This restaurant was recommended at our hotel and we loved it! There was a wait, but it was shorter than we were told when we arrived. We walked around back and down to the dock while we waited. The view is beautiful and there were some incredible boats docked to look at. Once we were seated, the service was quick and efficient. The salmon was one of the best I have had and the crab cakes were delicious as well. You could go casual or dressy here and fit it. Sit outside if you have the opportunity.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J S
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“Best Dinner Spot in Coastal Carolina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Went to the Bridge Tender our lastnight staying in Kure Beach. Was a bit of a drive but worth every mile. This was our best dinner of the entire week. Great Steak Dinner. Excellent Seafood and appetizers. Excellent cocktails and a great view of the river and dock area. Service was top notch. Will definitely be going back on the next trip.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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