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The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

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Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A neat place to visit whether you are young or old. It will take you back in time and provide fun for the kids as well. There are fish to feed, an indoor swinging bridge to cross, a mill to observe, and grub to eat. A general store atmosphere with a beautiful setting. Buffalo just down the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jr/Robert H
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Frankford
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Huntersville
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A general store and restaurant found in the Allegheny Mts of Western Virginia. They specialize in buffalo meat raised locally. The menu has meat dishes, barbecue, chili, and other choices made with buffalo. All are good. Prices are medium. Located in a beautiful setting but miles from the nearest interstate. There are also a bunch of curios for sale upstairs... More 

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see in the restaurant itself with the full-size mounted buffalo and many other animals as well including deer, fox, bobcat even a skunk. GIve yourself time to go through the gift shop which offers locally-made jewelry, foods, candies, toys, T shirts and many other items. Inside the restaurant is a swinging bridge which is just... More 

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Frankford
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A neat place to visit whether you are young or old. It will take you back in time and provide fun for the kids as well. There are fish to feed, an indoor swinging bridge to cross, a mill to observe, and grub to eat. A general store atmosphere with a beautiful setting. Buffalo just down the road to view... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We take out-of-town visitors to the Swinging Bridge, but we enjoy it, too. For us the trip there is either over the WV mountains into VA or through back roads of VA past a buffalo farm - a delight either way. The food is good, the atmosphere unique, and the folks are friendly. My favorite is the "almost favorite" Paint... More 

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Savannah GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As usual, our food was good. The pinto beans were stewed and had a nice flavor. The potatoes were fried with onions and cooked perfectly. The bison sandwich was also very tasty and seasoned well. They can get busy but there is lots to do both inside and out.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have went to the Swinging Bridge Restaurant two times. The first time they were so busy we had two wait about two hours to be seated, of course we did not make reservations & I am not sure that is an option. They had ran out of numerous items on the menu. For instance fried chicken & hot apple... More 

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Summersville, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Party of 4 adults and 3 kids, we had a fairly long wait but it wasn't that bad because there was so much to look at and they have beautiful yard with corn hole and horse shoes for kids to play with. We all ordered steak. Two of the steaks were brought to us cooked wrong. Mine was way overcooked,... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One of us wanted the Trout dinner, but they were out of trout. The chicken was juicy, and the bison stew (Buffalo Trail Stew) was like beef stew, except with bison, and good. The salads were your average salad. The House-Made Blue Cheese Dressing was very good. The restaurant is part of a store, with interesting things to look at,... More 

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Ravenswood, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Such a unique restaurant and friendly staff. Love the décor of the restaurant with an actual swinging bridge. Love the buffalo farm and the food is outstanding. Headed back this wkend for a day trip and cant wait to have the cobbler with icecream. Its worth the 3 hr drive and the scenic route is beautiful. 2 THUMBS UP!

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Albany, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There isn't much in Paint Bank, Virginia, but there is a very nice and unique restaurant you should visit if in the area. There are also plenty of interesting buildings and grounds around it. We went there with friends for a late lunch. It had the best hot chocolate I can remember having. I wish they had coffee that good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paint Bank

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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