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The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch. We were greeted and seated promptly by a friendly lady. Our server was very attentive and kept our drinks full! My wife had a burger and fries, she said both were very good. I had a burger and the "chips". The chips were cold but seasoned very well and were actually quite tasty. We shared the... More 

Thank Ron T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My husband has been telling me about this restaurant for a while now, but it never seemed to work out for us to go. So this past weekend we made a point to go and spend the night. Boy was I glad we went. The southern style food was fabulous and the decor was so inviting. They had anything from... More 

Thank Kramdsy
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Been riding past here for I think 5 years now on my way to the Smoky Mountains. I have only ever had the buffalo bugers and buffalo chips and sweet tea. Every year they knock it out of the park - the burger is cooked to perfection, the buffalo chips seasoned perfectly, and the sweet tea flows freely! The buffalo... More 

Thank jimmiller51
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Out for a drive and ended up at Paint Bank. Stopped in the restaurant with my mom, we were too early for lunch/dinner so we had breakfast. Meal was enjoyable, food was tasty. Service and time it took to get meal was a little slow. Overall good experience

Thank Jennifer M
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I use to go camping nearby with friends. We always made it a priority to go there for at least one meal during our trip. Sadly, the camp ground closed but I still like to take weekend drives over to Paint Bank to eat here. The Buffalo BBQ is really yummy and so are the buffalo chips. I also love... More 

Thank JoleneVanZant
Raleigh, North Carolina
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550 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a well known restaurant in the small town of Paint Bank. It is a popular spot in the mountains for motorcyclists, weekend sightseers and locals alike. The restaurant has a unique menu including several buffalo dishes with meat from local farms. Good food, a neat country store and nice mountain grounds.

Thank J L
Quatro Barras, PR
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172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you´re in the area, not much to do on your weekend, this is a nice place to go, particularly if you´re biking or like to drive in smaller roads. Restaurant is cozy, a countryside atmosphere. Food is good, specialties being chicken and buffalo beef. An interesting shop on the upper floor, a bridge over the restaurant, naming it. Outside... More 

Thank DavidKB
Roanoke, Virginia
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Went for lunch. The food was good, but not as tasty as my previous visit. Our waitress was not very attentive. We did enjoy the little store and gift shop.

Thank Heather K
Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

My wife and I stopped by here Saturday while enjoying a drive in the mountains. The last time we were here there was no restaurant. Wow what a change! The restaurant is very comfortable and the food is terrific. We arrived about 6 pm on Saturday which appeared to be the most crowded time. We had to wait a while... More 

Thank John B
Fincastle, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

A wonderful atmosphere. Walk around outside and take in the beauty of the country & mountains. Enjoy buffalo from the Swinging Bridge Restaurant. Great outing for the family, for a couple, or just a nice time to get alone by self to relax and enjoy some great food.

Thank Donna A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paint Bank

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?