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Bridges Barbecue Lodge

2000 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC - (704) 482-8567
Get your pit-cooked pork in a sandwich, on a tray or plate. With the tray or plate pork come warm dipping sauce and crunchy hushpuppies: classic North Carolina 'cue.
80% Approval Rating (40 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Hushpuppies
Peach Cobbler
sliced pork
Iced Tea
chopped pork

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Bridges cooks its meat in a huge pit the size of a small motel adjacent to the restaurant; and the hickory-pork aroma seeping from this pit is a temptation to the Roadfood passer-by more alluring than perfume from Paris, France. There is no menu, just the slip of ..."   [Read More]
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Tom Lewis
November 18, 2011
"We were coming home from a trip to the North Carolina mountains, and took a detour to eat at Bridges. I've been there before and was looking forward to a great lunch. The three of us ordered sandwiches, hush puppies, onion rings, and sweet tea. The food was fresh ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2000 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC
(704) 482-8567

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The barbecue slaw is unusual and is something of an acquired taste.  I loved it; my cousin did not.  But the reason you come here is for the BBQ pork (here chopped and covered with the vinegary BBQ sauce) and Bridges' is among the best anywhere!
"The barbecue slaw is unusual and is something of an acquired taste. I loved it; my cousin did not. But the reason you come here is for the BBQ pork (here chopped and covered with the vinegary BBQ sauce) and Bridges' is among the best anywhere!"
Cliff Strutz





We noticed every table at Bridges was drinking the iced tea and now we know why.  It is ultra-sweet and addictively delicious.
"We noticed every table at Bridges was drinking the iced tea and now we know why. It is ultra-sweet and addictively delicious. "
Cliff Strutz


Like any good Carolina barbecue parlor, Bridges crunchy hushpuppies automatically come with your meal.
"Like any good Carolina barbecue parlor, Bridges crunchy hushpuppies automatically come with your meal."
Cliff Strutz


For a barbecue parlor, Bridges makes a fine pimento cheese sandwich.
"For a barbecue parlor, Bridges makes a fine pimento cheese sandwich."
Cliff Strutz


My cousin called Bridges peach cobbler
"My cousin called Bridges peach cobbler "the closest he has ever tasted to grandma's." In our family, that is the ultimate praise!"
Cliff Strutz


This is as close as Bridges comes to a menu.  The waitress writes your order on the slip of paper and you are expected to take it to the cash register to pay on your way out.  (Click on the photo for a readable view.)
"This is as close as Bridges comes to a menu. The waitress writes your order on the slip of paper and you are expected to take it to the cash register to pay on your way out. (Click on the photo for a readable view.)"
Cliff Strutz


Bridges is oddly named, since the inside certainly doesn't resemble a lodge.
"Bridges is oddly named, since the inside certainly doesn't resemble a lodge."
Cliff Strutz


Happy, frolicking pigs almost always mean great barbecue!
"Happy, frolicking pigs almost always mean great barbecue!"
Cliff Strutz


Founded in 1946 by Red Bridges, who apprenticed with Warner Stamey, Bridges is one of the great pits of North Carolina.
"Founded in 1946 by Red Bridges, who apprenticed with Warner Stamey, Bridges is one of the great pits of North Carolina."
Michael Stern



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