Bridges Barbecue Lodge, Shelby, NC
Updated: Mar 29
2000 East Dixon Blvd Shelby NC 28152
The Lodge's original 1953 wood interior, especially the square wood ceiling lights, alone are worth the visit. The original neon signs are exceptional, Patty Loveless once worked here as a waitress, Leon Rippy, Eileen Fulton, Brad Daugherty and Ric Flair have all eaten here, Andie MacDowell frequently stops by and this is Billy Graham's favorite barbecue. If I have not given you enough reasons to stop by yet, here is one more, the food! Bridges slow pit-cooks their pork shoulders over hickory coals. I had the sliced, already sauced, Q tray. The vinegar based sauce is blended with ketchup and other spices. The tray is actually a boat with slaw @ the stern and Q @ the bow. To drink, I had an excellent small pitcher of sweet tea with lemon. I also added a side of beans and some hushpuppies. The Q was tender and excellent! The beans and red slaw were very good and the lightly fried puppies were outstanding. Enjoy!