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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

) #1 of 83 Restaurants in Shelby ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
+1 704-482-8567
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (121 reviews)
“pork” (23 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If this is the number one restaurant in Shelby North Carolina I feel really bad for you folks. DRY barbeque, horrid coleslaw, inedible potato salad, canned baked beans, except for hush puppies nothing was edible. Sorry guys, but this place was a real miss

Thank tima505
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here too many times to count.The BBQ and hush puppies are as good as you'll eat anywhere.BBQ slaw is awesome.Sweet tea is very sweet but delicious.If Tea ain't your thing,you can get Cheerwine or RC here too.BBQ sauce is good and so are the...More

Thank HardJax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has won national recognition for its BBQ. Interior is wood paneling from the 1960's. Seems like you step back in time. Simple menu. Great BBQ.

Thank Alton B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridges BBQ dates back many, many years and is still going strong today. The grandchildren are now important members of the staff and will take over the operations one day down the road. Rated #1 BBQ by many locals, out of town, and out of...More

Thank H5280MHtammyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family owned restaurant. Have eaten here for over 40 years. The service and food is excellent. The same friendly waitresses that have been there for years. That also tells you something. If they have been there for years you know they are...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native of Lexington NC so I'm a bit of a bbq snob. The Bridges went to Lexington to learn the art of Western ND bbq. Bridges is close to us so we go about once a month. bbq chicken is good and bbq...More

Thank 420mmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridges Barbecue is legendary in this area as people come here from all over the Charlotte area. The inside is a dive - old furnishings, not fancy by any stretch of the imagination. It is often crowded at lunch (as the day I went). The...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red Bridges is one of the most friendly restaurants I've ever eaten at. This family establishment doles out generous helpings alongside their delightful southern charm. The onion rings were delicious. My husband, who hates coleslaw loved their barbecue slaw. I was shocked to see him...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure you love/like southern BBQ before you buy a "plate" here. We had a table up front and the people just poured in while we ate either dining in or picking up an order to go. The sauce is heavy vinegar based and the...More

Thank Ruby H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent. The BBQ plate was more than enough food with BBQ pork, beans, BBQ slaw (yep), fries and hush puppies. Sweet tea with your own personal little jug to give your own refills. Well worth driving off I85 to have lunch here!

Thank DeegsChicago
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-482-8567
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