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Bluewater Waterfront Grill

4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
+1 910-256-8500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“salad” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Food, view, and staff were all wonderful. We could not have had a more enjoyable and pleasant dining experience.

Thank Gale B
Reviewed 2 days ago

On Friday, September 22nd, I led a Shallotte River Sail & Power Squadron cruise from Holden Beach to Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wrightsville Beach. I first discussed this back in March with Larry Morgan, General Manager, explaining that I anticipated 10-15 people and up to...More

Thank Jim0305
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you for your hospitality to the Shallotte River Sail and Squadron as we enjoyed the ride from Holden Beach to your restaurant. The service was excellent and our lunch delicious. I am happy to say I have visited this establishment for over 20 years...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we ate there three times for dinner. The wait staff was awesome and we enjoyed talking to them. We dined outside , but they have indoor dining too. Very good food! Loved it!

Thank Sh0tgun
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant sits next to several marinas on the intracoastal waterway. Interesting views of boaters, paddlers, and marine life. The food here is very good, the service was a little slow but still acceptable. Likely we will come back. Front entrance includes an elevator making...More

Thank James B
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 4 stars and the feedback James!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on a Wednesday night without reservations (they do call ahead seating for less than 8) and were seated immediately. Our server Kaitlyn took good care of us throughout our meal. I ordered the Flounder Piccata, my wife had the Lumina Chicken. My flounder...More

1  Thank SharpShoey
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback. I'll make sure to pass this to the team!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. We had a big lunch earlier in the day and didn't want a big dinner. I had a salad, my husband had salad also and coconut shrimp. Our salads were large and fresh, and my...More

Thank Susan M
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm so glad we lived up to your expectations! Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My gf and I were happy to find this place, it's in a great location with a nice view of the Intracoastal. Very friendly staff and great service. However, the huge disappointment was that my chicken breast was severely undercooked and disgustingly raw at the...More

1  Thank Vincent R
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback Vincent. I'm glad that the manager took care of your meal. I'll make sure to pass this to the kitchen team.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always look up places on trip advisor and take friends advice on where to eat and Bluewater waterfront grill is what we decided to go with since it was on the water and had a nice outdoor seating arrangement. When we got there we...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We’re really sorry to hear about your lackluster dining experience. I’d love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please email me at WeCare@BluewaterDining.com with your contact info and reference this review? We’d like a chance to make things right! -Tyler

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wait, but ambiance is nice. Outdoor space is a big bit! Food is pretty tasty, but not out of this world. The hostess stand always smells as the restrooms are right behind it and in a beach area---the smell isn't the best. We...More

Thank Lillie G
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Bluewater Waterfront Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the nice review Lillie!

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18 August 2017|
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Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they had a courtesy dock for diners though there was an extensive dock area fronting the restaurant. We traveled by car.
30 September 2015|
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Response from DLo66 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you have a large party will you need a reservation
6 July 2015|
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Response from Furlough | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have some gluten free items on the menu but not sure they offer gluten free in their bakery offering
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1762
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-8500
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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.
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