We've lived in New Bern since 1993, but had never set foot in Wrightsville Beach until last Friday. As we crossed the bridge to get there, I was amazed at how beautiful and well groomed the entrance was. Blue Water Grill is right over the bridge, on the waterfront. The restaurant has curb appeal as you enter, and only gets better once you are inside.
Clean, neat lines take your eye to the waterfront ahead. You can eat inside or out, and we opted for out, as did most everyone else who was there. It was a beautiful day, and the views were too outstanding to ignore.
Boaters can dock at Blue Water and come in for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch. Service is friendly and quick and the waitresses are easy on the eye.
Guy opted for one of the day's specials: Lump Crab Salad Pita with lettuce, tomato and avocado, served with French Fries ($9.99).
The presentation may be lacking, but Guy said the taste was there. The lump crab meat seemed squashed, but he loved it anyway.
My Baja Fish Wrap ($9.99) was a little disappointing, though it tasted okay. Breaded and fried fish bites -- not too many of them -- left me a little hungry. I picked the fish bites out, leaving the wrap which I didn't want. The fries were deliciously crisp but most of those stayed on my plate with the wrap.
The food may be a bit overpriced for the amount and quality, but we'll still go back to get more of that wonderful view. Just how much is a view worth? It's a personal decision, but for us it's worth a lot. There's just something about water that soothes the soul.