For a full range of seafood and steak selections that is complemented with waterfront views, head to the edge of the Wrightsville Beach Causeway to the distinctive Bridge Tender Restaurant. Found within a unique weather-worn building, this lunch and dinner restaurant with a sweet waterfront atmosphere outside, and a warm and inviting interior, is sure to appease seafood fans and land lubbers alike.

The lunch and dinner menus extend for multiple pages, and include a full host of traditional southern entrees, and seafood or meat-based classic dishes. Lunch patrons will find a nice array of sandwiches, burgers and wraps, small entrees, and colorful salads that can be enhanced with seafood add-ons like Mahi, tuna or fried oysters. Meanwhile, dinnertime guests can treat themselves to a full meal that begins with a coastal appetizer, like Asian seared tuna or gorgonzola buffalo shrimp, and which follows with a hearty entrée like a horseradish encrusted tuna, crunchy coconut shrimp, crab stuffed flounder, or one of the Bridge Tender’s many selections of steak. There are also a handful of chicken and pasta entrees, as well as a full range of desserts, which makes the Bridge Tender an all-encompassing and perfect representation of Cape Fear cuisine at its elevated best.

  • Monday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:30am-10:00pm
  • Saturday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday4:00pm-10:00pm
Wilmington, NC Boating Guide

Wilmington, NC Boating Guide

Wilmington originated as a port city, and its reputation as a haven for vessels of all sizes has lasted throughout the generations, making it one of the most popular boating destinations in southeastern North Carolina. From unique cruises of the downtown area to extended treks along the Intracoastal Waterway, the sheer range of boating adventures will entice any mariner to drop anchor in this distinctive town. Spend a day exploring the local waterways, or sign up for an area cruise, and discover why Wilmington life is at its finest on the water.

Freeman Park

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the barrier islands off the coast of Wilmington, this park is special because it is completely undeveloped, and allows beach driving to off-roaders who like to cruise along the sand.