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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“walnut salad” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
“key lime pie” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an early business dinner on a Wednesday, and I was very impressed. The service was excellent, and I chose a chef's special for my entree (striped bass), and it was nothing short of excellent.

Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our anniversary on a Sunday eve. Not real crowded at this time . We had heard good things and we did like it. The atmosphere is very nice and a great view of the intercostal waterway and the bridge. Many boats...More

1  Thank Corine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge Tender is fabulous in every respect. The view is stunning. The entrees are exceptional. The sides are extraordinary. The garlic bread is delicious. The key lime pie is spectacular. The waitstaff is cheerful, helpful and attentive. The bar is lively. The bathrooms are...More

2  Thank ROADTRIPPER2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since Bridge Tender was closed for Lunch, we went to it’s causal side, The Fish House. Nice server, and very fast service! Loved sitting on the heated dock. Great views of the water and marina. Just a beautiful setting. We had the Mahi Mahi Tacos...More

Thank Meesha56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New to the area we are trying out different restaurants. Last night, the Bridge Tender was on our Friday night date list. What a good choice! We were greeted and sat in a tiered table overlooking the Marina. Our waiter Conner, was perfect. There when...More

1  Thank GWW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service was excellent. Large portions so YOU won't leave hungry. Waiter was very personable. W ill definitely be back.

Thank jblack2178
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bridge Tender offers a comfortable and professional atmosphere with great views of the Inter Coastal. Service was helpful and quite friendly. My luncheon order of Gorgonzola Turkey Wrap and a glass of New Zealand Sauvigonn Blanc was perfect for a chilly day. We certainly would...More

Thank agolfpro2
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Our server was very polite but not very attentive. The food was really not very impressive. I am sure there are better options...very average seafood not very creative or interesting.

1  Thank isakate
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The food itself was cooked to PERFECTION, with the only exception being the coconut shrimp which had a hard, tasteless battered crust. The Mahi-Mahi, Tuna and Lobster were mouth-watering. The service was lacking on most levels. We visited on a quiet Wednesday night to surprise...More

1  Thank flynmum
ktg2012, Public Relations Manager at The Bridge Tender Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

I want to first apologize for your experience with us doing your visit. The service you received is no way indicative of what we strive for here at the Bridge Tender. I encourage you to call the restaurant at 910-256-4519 to speak with the one...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 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
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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