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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” (109 reviews)
“banana pudding” (20 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ in Shelby! some of the best Carolina BBQ anywhere. It's a local favorite as well as popular with those visiting! It's been featured in magazines and it's been around a long time! We love it!

Thank TINA E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bridges has the best BBQ and hush puppies. Very kid friendly. They have a very friendly staff that makes sure everything is great.

Thank 624KathyH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a lot of food for a great price, this is the place. Crowded as all get out, but man oh man, the food was good, service was fast, had leftovers. One of the best BBQ joints I have eaten at in a...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a first timer here, but a long time BBQ connoisseur. This place was amazing. The service was great and super friendly. The food was amazing. We live about an hour away and were travelling out of town and stopped here, next time, this...More

Thank DreadPirate4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love trying new bbq places and this didn’t disappoint. Driving back to Charlotte from the mountains and had to stop for lunch. Got a ton of food for a good price. Delicious hush puppies and the sweetest tea you could imagine. We chose chopped...More

Thank Mom2clt
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Family owned and run for 70 years. Daughter of founders and her 2 children are hands on in the restaurant every day they are open [Tuesday - Sunday 11 - 8 or when they run out]. This personal supervision of food and staff shows in...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Look behind Bridges Barbecue and you will see huge stacks of hardwood and what looks like eight barbecue pits. This is the real deal. My wife grew up in this town and remembers going here in the 1950's. She says it remains much the same...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I'm 45 and have ate here my whole life. It's not as good as it used to be. We were disappointed. The hush puppies were not fresh. Waitresses were really nice though.

Thank FordToughLady
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been going here over 50 years, and the Bridges family third generation is still delivering the same taste, quality and service as the first generation! If you've never eaten here you have no idea what you're missing!! Always closed on Monday & Tuesday so...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious bbq sandwich....piled high; served with slaw. Unique, authentic Carolina flavor. Service is snappy n pleasant. Customers and staff so old south friendly. Sides offered were varied and we shared fries, onion rings and beans. Everything was yummy and priced to accommodate every budget. Definitely...More

Thank tommynbonnie
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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