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Bridges Alston Barbecue Inc

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$$ - $$$
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620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
+1 704-482-1998
Mon - Thu 10:45 - 20:00
Fri 10:45 - 20:30
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Acworth, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so disappointed, I have eaten barbecue in many different states and this was absolutely the most disgusting barbecue I have ever put in my mouth. The meat looked gray, it was wet, tasteless, and just nasty. Everything reeked of vinegar. I don't mind vinegar but it should not be the only flavor profile. The menu has very few... More 

Thank terriw472
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had never been here, but heard it was the place to go for great BBQ in Shelby. I was not disappointed. When we walked in the door a guy named Reed welcomed us like we had been coming there for years. The BBQ chopped pork plate was great and the hush puppies were the best that I have had... More 

1 Thank skycam1
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Have eaten BBQ all over North Carolina and the us. This BBQ is average, probably great for Shelby, but not greater than average for NC. Service was great, the girls will take care of your requests and make sure you are doing OK. The sides were good. The tea was real good. They were busy and steady even with the... More 

Thank Rod L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The BBQ at Alston Bridges is better than most BBQ places that serve chopped pork plates. The hush puppies are very good and go well with the BBQ and sauce.

1 Thank Poppy7ds
St. John
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Alston Bridges never disappoints. The best NC BBQ. The best service. Pork or Beef. Ribs or Chicken. Sandwich or plate. I've eaten here literally thousands of times. Honestly never a bad meal.

1 Thank Wolf J
Tryon, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Wonderful BBQ in my unhumble eastern NC snobbish opinion. Love the barbecue, hush puppies and the server we always make sure to get -Jackie! Google their location and enjoy some mighty fine BBQ.

Thank 609carol
Lawndale, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Well let me say I won't be making any friends of the locals. I had heard the one of the Bridges BBQ joints won top honors for BBQ in NC. My son and I decided to give it a try. This is not the location on 74 but the one in town. I guess I'm in the wrong part of... More 

Thank Lee B
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398 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We go there almost every week. The waitress knows what we want before we sit down. I always get the 5 rib plate with double baked beans and BBQ slaw. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone

Thank RSpicer
Polkville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you want the best BBQ in Shelby then Alston bridges BBQ is by far the best with a friendly courteous staff!!😁 Located on Grover Street in Shelby!!

Thank jbrackett60
Paris, Il
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were traveling and read this was a good bbq place. WOW were we disappointed. The choices were slim, the ribs were tough, the sauce was runny and boring. They do not serve alcohol, and the service is average. We would never go there again, nor do I recommend it to anyone.

Thank jtooms

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:00
10:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-482-1998

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