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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%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1414 Airlie Rd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403-3729
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

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
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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.
28 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
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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11:30 - 14:00
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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
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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