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Bridges Alston Barbecue Inc

620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
+1 704-482-1998
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good14%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (38 reviews)
“chopped pork” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took small group for barbecue - enjoyed it. Great service. Barbecue was tasty and had great sauces (I like the sweet sauce)

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I meet there regularly for lunch. I usually have a small chopped plate which is quite enough for me. The "Q" here is excellent and reminds me a lot of the eastern NC style that I grew up eating. They offer a...More

Thank Lin R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great family ran business that has been past down generation to generation. They are closed Monday and Tuesday. Don't wait too late the sell out of BBQ before they close most often.

Thank RCToby
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Alston Bridges BBQ on (Grover St) has the absolute best BBQ I have ever eaten!! Try the Chicken it is also one of my favorites!! They have Great service!

Thank KimDex
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Hush puppies are awesome, and the barbecue is the best around. Price: inexpensive, where the locals eat!

Thank JulieandRay V
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

While working in Shelby a co worker suggested Bridges Alston for lunch. He is from the area so we took his advice. The first thing I noticed were pictures from the family hanging on the wall and that gave me a good idea it's good...More

Thank CaribbeanSidewinder
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I was so disappointed, I have eaten barbecue in many different states and this was absolutely the most disgusting barbecue I have ever put in my mouth. The meat looked gray, it was wet, tasteless, and just nasty. Everything reeked of vinegar. I don't mind...More

1  Thank terriw472
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had never been here, but heard it was the place to go for great BBQ in Shelby. I was not disappointed. When we walked in the door a guy named Reed welcomed us like we had been coming there for years. The BBQ chopped...More

2  Thank skycam1
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Have eaten BBQ all over North Carolina and the us. This BBQ is average, probably great for Shelby, but not greater than average for NC. Service was great, the girls will take care of your requests and make sure you are doing OK. The sides...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The BBQ at Alston Bridges is better than most BBQ places that serve chopped pork plates. The hush puppies are very good and go well with the BBQ and sauce.

2  Thank Poppy7ds
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2015|
Response from Paramedic J |
They have vinager base sauce(The only way! IMO) and ketchup based sauce (By request only). I have been going here for 20 years and to the best of my knowledge they have never had a mustard type sauce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-482-1998
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