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The Bridge Tender Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Asian Seared Tuna
Ahi tuna seared very rare & sliced thin.Served w/ soy sake reduction & wasabi. 13 / 21 / 38
Breaded, lightly fried & piled high.Served w/ lemon garlic sauce
Oysters Rockefeller
Our version of those famous oysters.Served over sauteed spinach & topped w/ hollandaise & smoked bacon.
Gorgonzola Buffalo Shrimp
Breaded shrimp tossed in a spicy cream sauce topped w/ gorgonzola crumbles.
Crab Dip
Served w/ garlic toast points
Cup $4.00
Bowl $6.00
Quart to go $9.00
Clam Chowder
Our award winning version of traditional new england clam chowder.
Cup $3.50
Bowl $5.00
Soup Du Jour
The chef’s soup made daily.
Gorgonzola Walnut Salad
Gorgonzola crumbles, granny smith apples, cherry tomatoes & candied walnuts atop mixed greens w/ berry walnut vinaigrette.
Roasted Pear Salad
Roasted pears, gouda cheese & applewood smoked bacon over fresh spinach w/ a cranberry almond vinaigrette
Iceberg Wedge
A crisp‏ iceberg wedge, w/ crumbled apple wood bacon, bermuda onions, cherry tomatoes & gorgonzola crumbles. Drizzled w/ bleu cheese dressing
Mixed Green
Dried cranberries, roasted almonds, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, pecorino cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed w/ creamy caesar dressing, topped w/ fresh baked croutons & shredded parmesan cheese
Soup & Salad
A bowl of our new england clam chowder served w/ your choice of a mixed green or caesar salad
Served w/ your choice of hand cut fries, fresh fruit, seasonal vegetable sauté or cole slaw
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
Cranberry & walnut chicken salad w/ lettuce & tomato. Served on grilled marbled rye bread
Prime Rib Sandwich
Thinly sliced certified angus beef prime rib w/ melted provolone, served on a toasted garlic hoagie
Gorgonzola Turkey Wrap
Oven roasted turkey breast, gorgonzola cheese & applewood bacon w/ crisp romaine & tomato. Served in a tomato basil wrap
Grilled Portobello Sandwich
grilled balsamic marinated protobello, arugula, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, Dijon aioli on warmed focaccia
Lump Crab Cake
On brioche w/ chipotle remoulade
Spicy Tuna Spinach Wrap
Seared tuna, arugula, baby spinach & wonton chips drizzled w/ soy ginger vinaigrette & sriracha aioli in a tomato basil wrap
Grouper Reuben
Fried grouper w/ swiss cheese, sauerkraut & 1000 island dressing. Served on grilled marbled rye bread
Smokehouse Burger
Our half pound certified angus beef burger topped w/ applewood bacon, gouda cheese, BBQ sauce & beer battered onion rings w/ lettuce & tomato on brioche
Bt Burger
Our half‏ pound certified angus beef burger w/ lettuce & tomato. Served on a brioche
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Amber ale battered flounder w/ a side of lemon tartar. Served w/ cole slaw & hand cut fries
Tuna Stir-Fry*
Ahi tuna w/ crisp vegetables, tossed in a sake soy ginger glaze, served over sticky rice
Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
Jumbo coconut beer shrimp w/ sticky rice & sautéed spinach. Served w/ dijon-orange marmalade sauce
Horseradish Encrusted Tuna
Ahi tuna coated w/ fresh horseradish, pan seared & topped w/ a soy ginger glaze & wasabi aioli. Served w/ sticky rice & sautéed spinach
Lump Crab Cake
A pan seared jumbo crab cake w/ a side of chipotle remoulade served w/ cole slaw & steak fries
Shrimp & Grits
Sautéed shrimp, pancetta, mushrooms & green onions served over cheddar grits. Finished w/ a cajun cream sauce
Filet Mignon
5 oz. Certified Angus Beef Filet, compound bearnaise butter, brown rice pilaf, asparagus
10 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, compound béarnaise butter, brown rice pilaf, broccoli
Casual fine dining located on the Intracoastal waterway. Offering fine seafood and steaks, wonderful entrée salads and decadent desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had lunch here, good choice of food on menu at reasonable prices. I enjoyed delicious crab dip with garlic toast and flounder and prawn fry dish. Staff friendly and helpful with gluten free choices for one friend. Had table overlooking water and boats which was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AngelaJ77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate at the Bridge Tender on Saturday night. Food was great, as were the portions. Been a few years since I had been there, but atmosphere, food, view were all excellent, just as it has been for yrs.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jandsdevelopment
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for our anniversary. Staff was very friendly and fun to interact with. They made our night a lot of fun. Our food was very good. We look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank pamelabonge
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For her birthday dinner my wife chose The Bridge Tender. I had one of the specials, “Surf & Surf” it was lobster that was perfect and scallops that were seared to perfection! Also had a bottle of A&D Pinot Noir that was GREAT!

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank LWL123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting, not impressed with the food. Staff trys to make it an upscale restaurant, the food fails to bring it home. Been there a few times, kept trying, they never succeeded, quite pricy not much substance, not worth the cost. Won’t return.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank KJBeancounter
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

While staying in Wilmington a friend suggested we try this restaurant. We are very glad we did. The food was exceptional, especially the stuffed flounder and the shrimp. The wait staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. My wife is in a motorized power chair...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Traveler606801
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner and lunch the next day. Loved it. Ate here 35 years ago and still love it. Food both times was great as was the friendly service. Romantic atmosphere at night but was loud. View along the water during the day is amazing!!! Expensive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Poppavino
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

There were eight of us celebrating two birthdays and we chose a variety of entrees from fish, crab, steak and chicken. Everything was cooked just right and served by a very friendly waitress. We got two cakes with a candle in for each of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank geofff826
Reviewed January 15, 2019

My boyfriend and I dined here over the weekend. We called a few times to make reservations and then cancel and then reschedule. I will have to say the person answering the phone was very patient and polite. Phillip waited on us and he was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Austin5491
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We came here for the first time to watch the Christmas Flotilla. What a beautiful view! The service outside was speedy and friendly. After the boat parade was over we went inside to the bar area. There was a fun energy in the bar and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank meandkisa2016
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Annette M
April 13, 2017|
Response from Kyle G | Property representative |
The Sunset Special is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm.
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Kyle G | Property representative |
We are located on the spot where Faircloths was originally.
June 27, 2016|
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Response from Ann R | 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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