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Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

2000 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6958
+1 704-482-8567
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (125 reviews)
“pork” (23 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

Near closing time but folks were friendly and prompt. Bbq sandwiches were great! Banana pudding was outstanding! One of our favorite places!

Thank Sereta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best barbecue in Shelby. Best of everything. Fast, quick, and friendly service. Good atmosphere and family orienated.

Thank brenda28152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not all the ultra famous BBQ joints in the Carolinas are really terrific... this one is! It's welcomed. Plenty of it.... very good sides... the right temperature... and great sauce on the side. It's a bit on the noisy side.. especially if you sit at...More

Thank bmwbillk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I saw the #1 rating and decided to give it a try. I am from NC, and have eaten many plates of BBQ across NC and in Texas. The atmosphere is kinda neat and old-style and the people were friendly. The food was just...More

Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I eat Red Bridges once a week and I always get amazing food and service. The food is in huge portions and the meat is always tender. Their French fries are so crispy and have a really good potato flavor.

Thank Critiquecritic10
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The restaurant is famous for its barbecue pork and chicken. I don't know how long it has been open but it is one of the first restaurants a west bound traveler on Hwy 74 will see. We do not eat there often because we live...More

Thank Lin R
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Born in NC (so I love NC BBQ) but have lived in Texas for 40 years and spend many weeks a year in Memphis on business...so I have eaten at all the best BBQ places in all three regions, and love all three equally. Saw...More

1  Thank rstx0001
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If this is the number one restaurant in Shelby North Carolina I feel really bad for you folks. DRY barbeque, horrid coleslaw, inedible potato salad, canned baked beans, except for hush puppies nothing was edible. Sorry guys, but this place was a real miss

Thank tima505
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Been here too many times to count.The BBQ and hush puppies are as good as you'll eat anywhere.BBQ slaw is awesome.Sweet tea is very sweet but delicious.If Tea ain't your thing,you can get Cheerwine or RC here too.BBQ sauce is good and so are the...More

Thank HardJax
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place has won national recognition for its BBQ. Interior is wood paneling from the 1960's. Seems like you step back in time. Simple menu. Great BBQ.

Thank Alton B
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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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