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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lunch while traveling

I was traveling through Shelby and decided to try Bridges. It had been awhile since eating there but remembered the good BBQ from before. Got seated and the server greeted with a smile and was ready to get drink and food order. I got a BBQ tray and hush puppies ( large ones). Just a few miuntes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
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Bostic, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was traveling through Shelby and decided to try Bridges. It had been awhile since eating there but remembered the good BBQ from before. Got seated and the server greeted with a smile and was ready to get drink and food order. I got a BBQ tray and hush puppies ( large ones). Just a few miuntes and here was... More 

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Shelby, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great barbq good value for the money. Still done the old fashioned way.if you are doing take out all you need to do is tell them how many people you are feeding an they will make sure you get enough food.

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Additional Information about Bridges Barbecue Lodge

Address: U.S. 74 Hwy, Shelby, NC
Phone Number: 704-482-8567
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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