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“Best Barbecue Around for Sure”

Bridges Alston Barbecue Inc
Ranked #5 of 96 Restaurants in Shelby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Barbecue Around for Sure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The barbecue is wonderful. The staff are very kind. The restaurant has a cozy family feel to it. Theres not many better places to eat than here! I highly recommend stopping by.

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English first
Townsend, Tennessee
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I obviously didn't research enough, and I didn't ask any questions.

Apparently, North Carolina BBQ is VINEGAR-based. Imagine putting a huge bite of meat in your mouth, expecting the smoky flavor you're used to and instead tasting the bite of vinegar. It made my teeth ache!
The slaw is called BBQ slaw, and apparently they use the same vinegar sauce on it.
The hushpuppies were good and the redeeming grace that allowed me to eat the pork on my plate. I couldn't manage the slaw.
I had a slice of the coconut cream pie that was good.
I won't eat there again, but it has little to do with the restaurant, it simply isn't my taste for BBQ.

When entering the restaurant, you'll have to wind your way past people waiting for their to-go orders. You can choose to sit at the counter or in one of the booths, or slip through the doorway to a larger dining area. Seating is your choice, no hostess. Since the location is off the highway, closer to downtown, it wasn't surprising to see lots of local folks there and few visitors.

  • Visited July 2014
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Shelby, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Western NC BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Best BBQ place in Western NC. Slow Hickory smoked pork BBQ with great red slaw. Great in trays, plates or sandwiches. While there have a "Sundrop" soda for local flavor. Not on the main highway but well worth the few miles to visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Great barbecue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The best barbecue you can find in cleveland county!!!!! Great hush puppies and tea also fast service friendly people great atmosphere

  • Visited May 2014
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Concord, NC
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bridges Barbecue is the best BBQ you will ever eat! My family has eaten there for years. I highly recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
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