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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
+1 704-482-8567
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (115 reviews)
“pork” (25 reviews)
“banana pudding” (19 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove all the way from Asheville and they were closing at 4:00. TripAdvisor said they were open on Sunday until 8:00 pm. An hour and a half for nothing. Told the lady about our drive, and there were still several tables eating, but they weren’t...More

Thank Amethyste58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like barbecue. I often try it when I travel. Bridges was OK. The appearance is what you would expect from a barbecue restaurant. The meat was fine but not deeply flavored and the sauce did not add that much to the flavor. It needed...More

Thank GlobeRunR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For folks traveling the US 74 highway through Shelby, a stop at Red Bridges Barbecue is well worth it. Not to be confused with the other Bridges Barbecue in Shelby, Red Bridges serves up tasty Lexington style Carolina barbecue. Smoked 10-12 hours over hickory and...More

Thank wmljr2002
Reviewed May 8, 2018

On our way home from a weekend in Bryson City, we stopped at Red Bridges Barbeque Lodge in Shelby, NC for dinner. It was busy and we had to wait a few minutes for a table to become available and get cleaned off. The restaurant...More

Thank terrec
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were in town for the BBQ comp and wanted to hit a NC Historical BBQ Trail location since it was close. Pretty cool building. Service was great. Huge portions. We had BBQ plates with chopped outside brown, beans, slaw and fries. Huge basket of...More

Thank FloraIII
Reviewed April 15, 2018

A small (I mean Small) barbeque sandwich $6 . Sauce was good but thin. I would not go back. Staff was very good.

Thank suepass71
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Chopped chicken was nothing special. Barbecue sauce had strong vinegar taste. Beans were right out of a can. Could not eat the nasty coleslaw. Prices were very high for what we got!

Thank KabinKitty
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

A Big THANKS 🙏🏼 to Debbie & Natalie for the GREAT FOOD and hospitality while passing through Shelby, NC on the way to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte! We’re the couple from Arkansas, Debbie thanks for the PORK RINDS - Dad loved them. We’ll...More

Thank DH254
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been hearing how great this place is so we tried it on a visit to Shelby and were very disappointed. It’s straight Lexington style with red vinegar sauce, although sweeter than most, and red slaw. I love that style but our pulled pork was...More

Thank Lowcountry-Kid
Reviewed February 24, 2018

I have been enjoying Bridges fabulous barbeque for over 60 years. Always delicious. Staff is wonderful too. Most have been there for over 25 years. They are friendly but give lightning fast service. Debbie, Chase and Natalie - the daughter and grandchildren of the founders...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-482-8567
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