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6 Best Restaurants in Wrightsville Beach

20 Jul 2023
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Looking for the perfect dining experience in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina? We've got the scoop on the best restaurants in the area from seafood and salads to burgers and craft beer. Here are our picks for the 6 Best Restaurants in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

#1 - Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill

Frozen Margarita

Baja Fish Tacos, Prickly Pear Margaritas, and specials all week long - need we say more? Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill offers fresh Mexican Cuisine with a local twist. This Wrightsville restaurant is also good for vegetarians and those who keep a gluten-free diet. Stop by Friday and Saturday from 11 am - 11 pm and Sunday through Thursday from 11 am - 10:30 pm. 

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#2 - The Bridge Tender Restaurant

Fish in a White Sauce

At the foot of the Wrightsville Beach Draw Bridge is a restaurant well-known to locals - the Bridge Tender Restaurant! The Bridge Tender has a great patio and huge bay windows for those looking to sit inside and enjoy the view. Grab dinner Tuesday through Sunday starting at 4 pm to 9 pm. Bridge Tender in Wrightsville also has a special sunset menu to enjoy the chef's specials while watching the sunset. 

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#3 - South Beach Grill


Get a taste of good old Southern comfort at the South Beach Grill. Located near the water and offering dock & dine opportunities, the South Beach Grill in Wrightsville serves local food with a Southern twist. Their crispy Southern Fried Pickles are a must-eat appetizer. South Beach Grill is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 am - 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm.

Check out the South Beach Grill

#4 - Poe's Tavern

Burger and Fries

House-ground Angus beef makes for the perfect artisanal burger at Poe's Tavern. Pair with their hand-cut french fries and a craft beer, and you might just come back again and again. Their huge selection of craft beer rotates regularly, so you're sure to find something you love. Daily hours at Poe's Tavern in Wrightsville Beach, NC, are 11 am - 10 pm.

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#5 - Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Bloody Mary and Shrimp

Carolina Coastal Cuisine is at its finest at Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wrightsville. They have a great outdoor patio and offer a summer music series so you can enjoy your Fried Oyster Salad to local music. Bluewater serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, and you cannot miss their Sunday brunch. Bluewater Waterfront Grill is open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm, with Brunch served until 3 pm.

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#6 - Shark Bar & Kitchen

Fresh salad with tuna fish

If you're looking for great seafood, Shark Bar & Kitchen is a real treat. They have the best Tuna Poke, and their Crab Roll is almost dangerous it's so good. Be sure to stop in for their weekend brunch. From Monday to Thursday, Shark Bar & Kitchen is open from 11 am - 10 pm and Friday through Sunday 10:30 am - 11 pm.

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