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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sycamore, Illinois
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably found this place on some list from Yahoo. Glad I copy and paste all these places that have been rated so favorably. This place has been in business for 70 + years. Yes they know how to do BBQ. Also beans, hush puppies, fries and pretty much anything else you could ever want. Serving size is very large. Vinegar... More 

Thank HOTROD37
Conway, South Carolina
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340 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting the area, my wife and I decided to try Red Bridges for lunch. Based on the previous reviews we had read, and the amount of vehicles in their parking lot, we were pretty certain we were in for a good meal. First off, we walked in and found one of the very few small tables which was unoccupied.... More 

Thank RetiredBeachers29526
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bridges BarBeque has been is business for ever it seems, as long as I have been alive, they have the best meat and hush puppies you could ever eat also their red slaw is to die for, if you ever visit Shelby, NC, Bridges BarBeque is a must place to eat!

Thank Celia P
Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great selection of Carolina food. Their BBQ is to die for. Hush puppies and coleslaw also a must try.

Thank davea50501
Shelby, North Carolina
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were out and about on a Saturday morning and went to Red's for a quick bite. We were greeted by numerous workers on our way to our table. Our waitress immediately got our drinks and our order. Then in less than five minutes the food was on the table. I have eaten at Red's my entire... More 

Thank Joey H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ and hush puppies. Fun historical place to visit. Just walk in and basically seat yourself and place your order on the paper menu. Fun atmosphere and great "sweet tea". Enjoy and be prepared for leftovers!

Thank Andrea R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny story my Grandmother I guess used to date the Original Red Bridges when she was in High School. So we were visiting the area and decided to try out what was voted the best BBQ in the United states. The place was busy and the staff were super friendly and the service was quick. I love that all the... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Plumtree, North Carolina, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for vinegar-based barbecue, this is the place for you! It is delicious. My husband and I both had the barbecue plate which included barbecue, French fries, hushpuppies, "red" coleslaw, and baked beans. I prefer mayonnaise based coleslaw, but this "red" slaw wasn't bad. The serving sizes are also generous. I couldn't eat all of my food.... More 

Thank Kim P
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This is the real deal. I enjoyed the perfect BBQ pork sandwich with slaw-the bun was toasted and the BBQ was tasty. My wife had the small BBQ tray(pork, slaw, hush puppies), and everything was delicious. The BBQ had an authentic slow smoked flavor. The sweet iced tea is perfect. If you want to taste real Carolina style BBQ,... More 

Thank Cantgetsignedin
Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family-run, down-home BBQ joint that is worth the drive. The pulled pork and sauce are delicious and cooked to perfection. The hush puppies are the best I've ever eaten, anywhere. The owners are as friendly as they come. If you want a true North Carolina barbecue experience, this is it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: 704-482-8567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?