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The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

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Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On RT 311 in Paint Bank you will find a restaurant called the swinging bridge, great place loved the meat loaf, no beer. However we never been to a place like this in the country, from here we drove to the mountain lodge past a buffalo farm. Our Country is very beautiful enjoy the views, and we did see a... More 

Thank Bill T
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant was a relaxing day trip. The food was good, the service was good and it was again place to look around. The trip would make a awesome fall drive. There was a hotel there also that looked like it would be a cool place to spend the night or a weekend trip just to get out... More 

Thank jlewv
Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends recommended I stop by this restaurant specifically to try their buffalo burger, which is known around the area. Several of us on motorcycles decided to give it a try and it was well worth it. The restaurant was very casual, featured a usable foot bridge that was suspended above the inside of the restaurant for photographs, and decent service.... More 

Thank rlpnva
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch. We were greeted and seated promptly by a friendly lady. Our server was very attentive and kept our drinks full! My wife had a burger and fries, she said both were very good. I had a burger and the "chips". The chips were cold but seasoned very well and were actually quite tasty. We shared the... More 

Thank Ron T
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has been telling me about this restaurant for a while now, but it never seemed to work out for us to go. So this past weekend we made a point to go and spend the night. Boy was I glad we went. The southern style food was fabulous and the decor was so inviting. They had anything from... More 

Thank Kramdsy
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Been riding past here for I think 5 years now on my way to the Smoky Mountains. I have only ever had the buffalo bugers and buffalo chips and sweet tea. Every year they knock it out of the park - the burger is cooked to perfection, the buffalo chips seasoned perfectly, and the sweet tea flows freely! The buffalo... More 

Thank jimmiller51
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Out for a drive and ended up at Paint Bank. Stopped in the restaurant with my mom, we were too early for lunch/dinner so we had breakfast. Meal was enjoyable, food was tasty. Service and time it took to get meal was a little slow. Overall good experience

Thank Jennifer M
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I use to go camping nearby with friends. We always made it a priority to go there for at least one meal during our trip. Sadly, the camp ground closed but I still like to take weekend drives over to Paint Bank to eat here. The Buffalo BBQ is really yummy and so are the buffalo chips. I also love... More 

Thank JoleneVanZant
Raleigh, North Carolina
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472 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a well known restaurant in the small town of Paint Bank. It is a popular spot in the mountains for motorcyclists, weekend sightseers and locals alike. The restaurant has a unique menu including several buffalo dishes with meat from local farms. Good food, a neat country store and nice mountain grounds.

Thank J L
Quatro Barras, PR
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you´re in the area, not much to do on your weekend, this is a nice place to go, particularly if you´re biking or like to drive in smaller roads. Restaurant is cozy, a countryside atmosphere. Food is good, specialties being chicken and buffalo beef. An interesting shop on the upper floor, a bridge over the restaurant, naming it. Outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paint Bank

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