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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An absolute must to eat here. Great food, generous portions, wonderful views of the waterway, superb, friendly, knowledgeable service. Cannot imagine visiting Wrightsville Beach and not eating at the Bridge Tender Restaurant.

Thank Beach_Goer075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere here. It's quieter than several of the other nearby restaurants and I've had many great meals. I particularly like the scallops.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 13 December 2017

35 years ago my parents took me The Bridge Tender, all I remember was they had the best chocolate mousse I've ever eaten, even until today. My son now lives in Topsail and we went to celebrate his 25th birthday. The only let down was...More

Thank Brandy H
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner with friends. They made a reservation although it wasn’t crowded but that’s always a good idea. My wife had Shrimp and Grits. I had Scallops and Andouille Sausage with Wilted Spinach. Both were delicious. Service was prompt and efficient....More

Thank Jerry_Bagnell
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We had a very special Thanksgiving Day lunch there!

Thank euclid08
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 November 2017

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 27 October 2017 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 24 October 2017

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
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Annette M
13 April 2017|
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Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
The Sunset Special is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm.
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ANNALS568
16 March 2017|
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Response from ktg2012 | Property representative |
We are located on the spot where Faircloths was originally.
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Pickymom12
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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