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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
+1 910-256-4519
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have really good food. The atmosphere is nice as well. very warm and inviting. Will be visiting again

Thank H C
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very nice dinner, mahi mahi and pasta with sheimp and lobster. Had a key lme pie that was totally different from any that I have had(huge piece).

Thank HarryLeland_nc
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bridge Tender restaurant is our favorite for fresh seafood on our date nights. Elegant, and located on the waterway, it offers an amazing view, great service, and delicious cuisine. I highly recommend their grilled blackened salmon, mahi-mahi, blackened grouper with lump crabmeat, or Gorgonzola walnut salad with their berry vinaigrette. Take a walk out on the dock and watch... More 

Thank Hisglorydw
Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loveee this restaurant...it is actually where I ate the night I got engaged as well as marked a landmark anniversary!! Great steaks and seafood with awesome water views of the channel where you can see boats and yachts come and go! Beautiful at night as well with the lights reflecting on the water!! One of Wilmington's oldest restaurant's that... More 

Thank Bobbysundrop
North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going to both Bridge Tender and Fish House (next door) for many years. Both are my "go to" lunch restaurants. So pleasant to sit on the water and watch the boats pass by. My sister and I ate lunch at Bridge Tender twice this week. The salads and fish are beautiful and delicious! Service is top notch. John,... More 

Thank lhap
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Every time we have a special occasion be it birthday or anniversary this is the only place I want to go. The food is outstanding, the service is first rate and the atmosphere is lovely. Weather permitting if you can get a table outside go for it, especially for dinner. My last visit I tried the oysters for the first... More 

Thank Dominique M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious and the atmosphere is nice with some beautiful views. The only complaint I have is that it took us two hours to eat here on a weeknight in the fall. I think it's a nice place to eat dinner or dine out with family and friends.

Thank krissypoo79
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a holiday dinner with spectacular views, great service and superior dessert. The meals were average, but everything else made up for it.

Thank carib5089
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place has consistently good service and great food. For lunch it is reasonably priced. If you're looking for dinner on a budget , this is not the place for you. It is situated on Airlie Road overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach .

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Arlington, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. I had the steak stir fry, which was excellent. Creme' Bruele for dessert. Atmosphere very nice. Owner stopped by to see if he could offer us anything. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Goldengirl0711

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Airlie Road, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-4519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?