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The Swinging Bridge

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16071 Paint Bank Rd, Paint Bank, VA 24131-8058
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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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about your basic authentic country cooking! We had breakfast here twice this past weekend while staying at The Depot Lodge, and both meals were fantastic. Great biscuits, perfect bacon, wonderful sausage gravy, some locally sourced items and friendly service, all while surrounded by the unique decor and ambience of The Paint Bank General Store. Two thumbs up!

Thank John S
Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently ate at The Swinging Bridge. It was our first time there; although, we had heard good things about it. The food is good, but the charming ambience is what makes this place a winner. The rustic décor makes it popular with nature lovers. The fireplace, the Christmas shop, and the rope bridge all add to... More 

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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Solid food, nice people and a good price! We fueled up here every night after our hikes in the local AT trail. The quality is very good, nothing we had was ever bad. Try the Bisson BBQ! Was my favorite with the ice tea.

Thank jetfuel71
Glen Allen, Virginia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Just like the lodge across the street, it is warm and welcoming. The food is excellent and the service fast and friendly. The buffalo burger was excellent. This is definitely a place you want yo look around and enjoy the scenery. The shop upstairs is adorable!

Thank bethlmom
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have eaten at The Swinging Bridge restaurant several times and it never disappoints! The breakfast is very good and reasonably priced. The bacon was crispy and they give you plenty of food! The supper was also great, plenty of food and the service is wonderful. Allie our waitress was very attentive and nice, very personable. I highly recommend The... More 

Thank JenJen2011
Covington, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We love the ride to get there and seeing the beautiful fields it's so gorgeous up that way! Then the food is great! The BLT , Hamburger, Hamburger steak, Steak, Onion Tanglers are amazing!! Oh and don't forget The chicken sandwich!

Thank gabbz97
salem, va
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300 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

We decided to drive here today for a buffalo burger. While the drive was long it was beautiful. This restaurant is great. We arrived early so there were not a lot of people yet. The server was wonderful, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the atmosphere is fantastic. We finished our meal and asked to keep our table... More 

Thank dsummer20
New Castle, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great atmosphere. Beautiful drive across the mountains. Limited offerings on menu and rather pricey. Two people aren't getting out of there for less than $30-$40 even if you have sandwiches. Food is 'iffy", sometimes good, sometimes not. Service is not as good as it should be for a upper end restaurant. One or two of the servers are excellent, the... More 

Thank sunshinetripper2015
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is very cool especially if you have kids (there is literally a swinging bridge in the upstairs gift shop over the dining room). The grounds are gorgeous and just like the Depot Lodge B&B everything is very clean and restored with superb attention to detail. The cooking is very good with a hometown honest feel. I've had the... More 

Thank Russ V
Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to sightsee with the family and the buffalo cuisine is tasty. Bit of a wait on crowded days, but lots of interesting rustic relics to enjoy while you wait.

Thank Ken D

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
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: 16071 Paint Bank Rd, Paint Bank, VA 24131-8058
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paint Bank
  • Phone Number: 540-897-5099

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