Wrightsville Beach is a great place to enjoy the surf and sun, then top it off with a romantic meal in one of the many quality restaurants near the shore. You’re sure to find something to like whether it’s seafood, beef, or chicken you’re looking for along with a tasty cocktail or delicate glass of wine. Following are three of the most romantic restaurants in Wrightsville Beach that are sure to satisfy the desire to have a memorable meal with your loved one.

The Bridge Tender

Nestled at the back of the Bridge Tender Marina, the Bridge Tender restaurant offers a cozy and quiet location to have a romantic meal. Sit near the windows at sunset to get the best view of the waterway and watch the sky explode with the colors of the setting sun. The menu reflects the bounty of the sea with choices like gorgonzola buffalo shrimp for an appetizer and jumbo scallops with andouille sausage as a main course. Beef eaters are also taken care of with dishes like ribeye served with a tomato chipotle chutney. Pair the meal with one of the wines from the extensive list or wash it down with a crisp and refreshing beer from a microbrewery. Stay near the restaurant by booking a hotel room through Hotel Planner and make it your regular destination.

Bluewater Waterfront Grill

This eatery is located on the intracoastal waterway which also offers up brilliant views of the sunset during meals. If you decide against a sunset meal, ask to sit outside to watch the comings and goings of the boats on the waterway. The menu is surf and turf to take care of all palates. Start the meal with an entree salad like sesame crusted yellowfin salad to break away from the traditional fare of salad greens. Maybe order a dish called Surf and Sand that’s made with bacon-wrapped shrimp and served with horseradish sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables for the main course. Cleanse the palate with an Intracoastal Mojito, the signature drink of the Bluewater. It’s made with fresh mint leaves, a sugar blend, lime, and Naked Turtle Rum. Change it up with mango, strawberry or peach as the fruit.

EAST Oceanfront Dining

This resort restaurant offers a beautiful contemporary interior that nicely complements its ocean view. Eat outside on the canopied deck that’s surrounded by a garden and enjoy the unique atmosphere created by the setting. Start out the meal by picking the cheese or charcuterie board and enjoy the eclectic mix of finger foods before moving onto to the main meal. Maybe have the daily catch for the entree or have the block burger made from grass fed beef and accompanied by bacon, bleu cheese, caramelized onions, and arugula for a taste explosion.

These three restaurants offer the best views, drinks, and ingredients that Wrightsville Beach has to offer. All of them offer something unique that helps you make a romantic night all that more special.