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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
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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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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432 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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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153 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 

Thank DavidKB
Roanoke, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Went for lunch. The food was good, but not as tasty as my previous visit. Our waitress was not very attentive. We did enjoy the little store and gift shop.

Thank Heather K
Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

My wife and I stopped by here Saturday while enjoying a drive in the mountains. The last time we were here there was no restaurant. Wow what a change! The restaurant is very comfortable and the food is terrific. We arrived about 6 pm on Saturday which appeared to be the most crowded time. We had to wait a while... More 

Thank John B
Fincastle, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

A wonderful atmosphere. Walk around outside and take in the beauty of the country & mountains. Enjoy buffalo from the Swinging Bridge Restaurant. Great outing for the family, for a couple, or just a nice time to get alone by self to relax and enjoy some great food.

Thank Donna A
Takoma Park, Maryland
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My motorcycle buddy and I really enjoyed our meal at the Swinging Bridge, after a full day of riding. Sorry there was no alcohol license....well, at least my buddy was slightly disappointed (I don't drink), but he was able to buy beer at the General Store and then drink it before our meal across the street at the lodge where... More 

Thank susporead
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We came here the day after thanksgiving with about 7 people in our party. It was busy but we were seated immediately. But that was it. After that we waited about 20 minutes for the server to take our drink order. About 10 minutes later she took our food order, all of us ordered the Buffalo burger with either fries... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?