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The Bridge Tender Restaurant

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1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
+1 910-256-4519
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food at lunch was very good, however there was not enough wait staff. Tables were vacant but people were waiting for seats. Also, once seated it took a while to order and then a while to get refills for tea and coffee. The staff person we had was good but had too many tables. I was told someone had not... More 

Thank terry s
Thousand Oaks, California
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for our daughters UNCW graduation celebration. Had 14 people in our party. They were very busy with other graduations, proms, and PGA parties. That did not stop them from giving us impeccable service. From the moment we sat down (and they started opening our brought in champagne) it was delightful. Crab dip, baked oysters and seafood platter was... More 

Thank berniez
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We lived in Wilmington years ago and this was a Go-TO then for celebrations or for a great lunch by the water. Now that we don't live in Wilmington, the Bridge Tender is a mandatory stop for lunch or dinner (or both). The staff is always friendly, the vibe always relaxing, and food perfect.

Thank Lauri P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good and the view of the waterway and boats is beautiful. The reason for the mediocre review was that two of the eight meals ordered came out and the rest of us had to wait more than 15 minutes for the remaining meals. We brought the issue to the attention of management and they did comp... More 

Thank Denise C
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The bridge tender has been around awhile and has always been good !! Whenever I go to Wrightsville I always want to eat there !! I had some wonderful grouper !! Bridgetender keep up the good work!!

Thank Andrew W
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit and already planning to come back. Waitress suggested the tuna and it was excellent. Nice change from fried food. Presentation was good as was service. Too cool to eat outside, but the view was nice. Ended the meal with the key lime pie, best key lime pie I have ever tasted. A pleasant surprise when a restaurant is... More 

Thank 361robertas
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with a fishing friend. He only had spring rolls, because he had eaten earlier. I had not had time to eat anything before teaving docks on our charter that morning and this was about 4:00 pm. (That could influence the preception of this review). I was delighted with the fried flounder and baked potato that I ordered.... More 

Thank Wally V
Greenville, SC
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate on the deck overlooking the waterway. The grouper was grilled to perfection and the vegetables were excellent. First class service, which was very attentive. I would highly recommend The Bridge Tender.

Thank scwaterfalls
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This past Tuesday may 9th, a party of five, location & view is very nice & the restaurant itself is top shelf, except, one of the top appetizers is , oyster Rockefeller, everything is great except, where is the proper fork , no answer, this is the fork that they use , poor choice, asked for bottle of pellagrino ,... More 

Thank Richard C
Greenville, North Carolina
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Wilmington for 2 years and had never tried this place. Earlier this week, my wife’s company took a job candidate there for lunch, and she reported back that it’s pretty good, so we gave it a shot for lunch this afternoon. The location is pleasant, although the parking is tight (I guess that’s a problem everywhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
  • 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?