Welcome to Bluewater

A local’s guide to dining at the Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Welcome to Bluewater Waterfront Grill! Named after the sparkling blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in what’s been voted North Carolina’s best beach, the Bluewater Waterfront Grill will take your breath away. With delicious food, warm Southern hospitality, and spectacular views, it’s no wonder Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors alike have frequented Bluewater since 2000. Here are a few well-kept secrets that are sure to make your visit to Bluewater even more memorable.

Bluewater offers dining options and an outside bar on the waterfront. Many of our Bluewater regulars time their dinner or evening cocktails to watch the Carolina sun set behind boats sailing down the waterway. Or if it’s dolphins you want to see, you’ll have the most success during high tide while sitting at one of our many outside tables. Our tiniest visitors enjoy watching the drawbridge raise and lower – every hour on the hour, whenever a large boat needs passage.

We offer seasonal chef-driven menus and daily chef’s specials including a local fresh catch. Bluewater has ample parking in front of the restaurant, but if you find yourself hungry out on the water, tie up your boat at our dock to dine-in or take out. To easily avoid longer wait times, join us before noon for an early lunch or before 6 p.m. for an early dinner. You can also easily add yourself to our waitlist online here (available when we are running a wait).

Locals love our Waterfront Music Series that features live music on the patio 4 – 8 p.m. every Sunday from April through October. Our music schedule is available here or you can join our Sunset Email Club for exciting updates.

If you enjoy seaside photos celebrating #thebluelife at Wrightsville Beach, tag us in your local salt life moments and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

And finally, if you’re a snowbird or just prefer the peacefulness of the waterway during the off-season, we are open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m year-round.

Whenever you choose to visit, we are dedicated to making your visit to Bluewater memorable. We hope to “sea” you soon!

Bluewater Waterfront Grill