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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
+1 704-482-8567
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...just wow...great food...great atmosphere...voted best in US...just off US74 in Shelby NC...you want great BBQ thus is the place...

Thank Bronc0maniac
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should go there it's has amazing bbq!!! They also have good hushpuppies. They serve soft drinks in a can and you have to pay for each can. Sweet tea is free refills.

Thank Joseph H
Asheville, North Carolina
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301 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's all about the vinegar as the sauce is super vinegar based and the slaw has lots of vinegar. The menu is limited and includes no ribs or brisket. The locals luv the place, maybe because there are not a lot of great choices in the area. Overall a great vibe, good service and ok BBQ.

Thank riceland
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meat itself was good, but the sauce on top seemed like almost pure vinegar. The coleslaw was also made with the vinegar sauce which made it kind of a rusty color and terrible tasting. My husband and I had to stop and get a piece of candy afterwards just to get the vinegar taste out of our mouths! On a... More 

Thank GRMichelle
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge is terrific!!! The food and service is fantastic! All of the food was delicious!

Thank M Jay P
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at this old BBQ spot on a trip across the state. It's a small, low key, no frills place--just what we wanted. Everyone else there seemed to be locals. But, we were disappointed by the pork BBQ--a little too dry. A relative later told us we should have tried their chicken. Pretty good hush puppies. Very friendly staff.

Thank tlc69
Sycamore, Illinois
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222 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 October 17, 2016

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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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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

Thank davea50501

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 704-482-8567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?