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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
More than a restaurant.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
GeoffWBburg
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Wytheville, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ate there on a Sunday evening in Oct. We placed our order and when we were asked what sides we wanted. We were told they were out of salad. What? Our steaks were done medium to medium well and we both had requested Med rare. We decided to split a cobbler with ice cream , and was told they were... More 

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Selma, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

While we were camped in Virginia we had friends who lived locally that introduced us to the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank VA. What a great little place! You have to enter the restaurant through the general store and one of the first things you see is the swinging bridge above the dining area that connects the two sides... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very much worth the drive. Great food and atmosphere. A lil expensive but very good food. My son is very picky and he loved this place.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we stumble across the Swinging Bridge while on a mission to see the famed Udderly Chick which we discovered on roadtrippers.com. This adventure took us on a 2 hour detour which happen to be the second best part of our trip. What a gorgeous restaurant and the staff was so accommodating and super friendly. The food was not what I... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited this diamond in the ruff after a co-worker told me how fantastic it was. Since our first, we have returned 2 more times. The last trip I convinced my mom to come along. My mother is a HUGE food snob but i felt sure she would love the restuarant as much as my children and I do. My... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were visiting some family in the area and dined at the restaurant. First, it is part of a much larger cabin-style complex that appeared very well maintained and up kept. Nice first impression. You enter through a 'old style general store', but selling most modern amenities, a beer, snacks, souvenirs, etc... a very nice feel entering. The restaurant itself... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have eaten at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant twice and each time I found everything about it top notch. This time the staff accommodated us (a large group of 27) with about 2 hours of advance notice. They arranged for us to eat on their screened porch which we had to ourselves. Good down home food that put Cracker Barrel... 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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