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Bridges Barbecue Lodge

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U.S. 74 Hwy, Shelby, NC
704-482-8567
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good food, great waitress, owner nice, local joint, easy to find, good value, homemade potato salad, good sauces, tea is really sweet, order 1/2 and 1/2 ,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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charlotte, nc
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charlotte, nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Good food, great waitress, owner nice, local joint, easy to find, good value, homemade potato salad, good sauces, tea is really sweet, order 1/2 and 1/2 ,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Q is consistently tender moist and flavorful. The potato salad is like grandma used to make. The hush puppies are fluffy and tasty, great dipped in the Q sauce (ask for a cup). The tea is extra sweet. Its red slaw which we like. The service is fast and friendly. My only complaint is the prices, since they won... More 

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Bostic, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Best BBQ on this side of the state. Can't go wrong here. Real pit smoked BBQ.That's hard to find in these parts.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The barbeque is pit cooked overnight and is so good that many days they run out of it and have to close up early! Generous portions of chopped or sliced pork, along with chicken or turkey and the best sweet hush puppies I have ever had - at a barbeque joint or a fish camp. We frequently drive 40 minutes... More 

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Soddy Daisy
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The barbeque was terrible. I don't understand how this place got good ratings. I thought the barbeque was like the mush that you get from a tub of frozen barbeque from the grocery store.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had the large barbecue tray. It was plenty for me (but I ate it all!!). To drink I had cheery wine. After I was stuffed I also manage to eat the banana pudding... Do I need to say more? If you are in the neighborhood... Stop by, you will not be disappointed!

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kings mountian, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have been there several times. The last time was late afternoon. They were not too busyd, with perhaps one quarter of the tables occupied. The fries were cold but they brought some fresh when we mentioned it. The fries were odd, kind of like extruded mashed potatoes. The food was overall lower quality and poor taste compared to earlier visits.... More 

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Great bbq, slaw and hush puppies. Consistently great. Authentically smoked pork. Red "real" bbq slaw . Sauce for meat is thick and taste great. Hush puppies are huge and sweet. People are nice. Family owned so they care. Note they close when BBQ is gone get there early.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were visiting family that lives 40 minutes from there. They heard about this place so 5 of us made the drive. I love all types of bbq. I have traveled all over the country for work and always try bbq where ever I go. None of us liked the food. First the menu is confusing. It is just a... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place may be clean and organized but they have THE BEST BBQ and the SAUCE is to die for. The hush-puppies and tea are terrific. Please don't go here and order something different. You go here for BBQ, Hush-puppies and Tea. Don't forget the sauce. Once you go you will not be satisfied with other BBQ joints again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. 74 Hwy, Shelby, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: 704-482-8567

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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