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Bridges Barbecue Lodge

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
charlotte, nc
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Indian Trail, NC
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We go through Shelby quite often to see my son at college. Every time we go through we ALWAYS stop at Bridges to get some BBQ and their hushpuppies! This place is has been around for a long time and I love the warm, small town atmosphere! It's obvious that people that come here have been coming here for years!... More 

Thank RoxDaug
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here on Veteran's Day. The barbecue was delicious and the HUGE hush puppies were fresh, hot and oh so good!!! Our server was friendly and the tea was SWEET. I loved seeing all of the articles and magazine features displayed on the walls. We were allowed to go back and observe the pitmaster work his magic on... More 

Thank Kelly R
Huntersville, North Carolina
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223 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Love going there on our way to or from the mountains for a special treat. Sliced pork barbecue is my favorite and their hushpuppies are delicious. Friendly, family atmosphere.

Thank niteowljune
charlotte, nc
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 ,

Thank lovenlife1
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Dianna C
Bostic, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Matthew K
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 

Thank Jennifer K
Soddy Daisy
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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.

3 Thank mysticshore
Boston, Massachusetts
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353 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Travelalot724
kings mountian, nc
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank xsubmariner

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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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