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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During a weekend in Wrightsville Beach with friends, we had dinner one night a stone’s throw from the island bridge – plus a view of the bridge’s rise on the hour from our window table. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful with the night’s...More

Thank GundlachB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding with a nice view of the marina! The atmosphere was nice outside but the inside could use a refurb. Our waiter Phillip was great and there were some nice selections of wines by the glass! Our favorite restaurant out of the...More

Thank BillyVn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family for dinner on vacation. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu and the atmosphere. Michelle our server was great and knew her stuff. Best ne chowder I've had in the south and I am originally from new England. The fresh hot bread...More

Thank Andre G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my dad on a beautiful fall day and sat outside overlooking the intercoastal. The service was excellent and prompt. We both ended up with crabcakes, which, while not the best I have ever had, were fresh and tasted pretty darn good. The fries...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times and it is always good. The fish is fresh, the salads are great, the service is fantastic. Parking is adequate. The view is good. I completely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very good food and a pleasant atmosphere. On the water just off the main waterway, and reachable by boat and by car, it lacks some of the views and open atmosphere of other waterway restaurants and so it is not our favorite. If you are...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We hadn't eaten here in over 20 years but the food is just as good now. Great location and an awesome meal.

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I was a guest of friends from Wilmington, and this was a wonderful treat. We went for for lunch and sat on the beautiful deck. The Horseradish Encrusted Tuna---perfect. The other three ordered different items, and all tasted delicious. For dessert we had the Key...More

Thank ASylvester222
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We dined at the end of September and enjoyed a perfect experience. The inside dining areas are lovely but we were lucky enough to dine outside. Phil provided the best service and offered good suggestions. The seafood (fish and scallops) were fresh and prepared perfectly....More

Thank suzyq23
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Shared mainly appetizers, and they were all excellent. Seared tuna was off-scale, and local clams were done in an outstanding broth. Views are of a marina, and amazingly peaceful. Competent wait staff.

Thank Gary H
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Questions & Answers
Annette M
13 April 2017|
Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
The Sunset Special is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm.
16 March 2017|
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Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
We are located on the spot where Faircloths was originally.
27 June 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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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