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Bridges Alston Barbecue Inc

) #6 of 81 Restaurants in Shelby €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
+1 704-482-1998
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good12%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (37 reviews)
“chopped pork” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
620 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150-4034
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hush puppies are awesome, and the barbecue is the best around. Price: inexpensive, where the locals eat!

Thank JulieandRay V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While working in Shelby a co worker suggested Bridges Alston for lunch. He is from the area so we took his advice. The first thing I noticed were pictures from the family hanging on the wall and that gave me a good idea it's good...More

Thank CaribbeanSidewinder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank terriw472
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...More

2  Thank skycam1
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 1 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.

2  Thank Poppy7ds
Reviewed 13 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.

2  Thank Wolf J
Reviewed 29 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.

1  Thank 609carol
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Lee B
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have a mustard sauce for barbeque?
26 January 2015|
Response from Paramedic J |
They have vinager base sauce(The only way! IMO) and ketchup based sauce (By request only). I have been going here for 20 years and to the best of my knowledge they have never had a mustard type sauce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail