Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge
Excellent place to have a barbecue. The barbecue is excellent, the portion is large and the price is quite cheap. The barbecue is very delicious. The hush puppies is the most delicious thing on the menu, I think their hush puppies are the best in the US. The sauce is North Carolina style, so it is quite acidic, but it is very delicious. The place is clean enough. They have good parking spaces, they also have a few seating outdoors. Excellent barbecue!
This popular BBQ spot is the perfect stop on the way back to Charlotte from the mountains. My husband and I shared: - Jumbo Plate - Deviled Egg Sandwich - Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich - Banana Pudding I wish I could get BBQ like this in Charlotte. It was fantastic. And so cheap. The hushpuppies and slaw were my favorites of the sides. I'd probably double up on the BBQ plates next time.
Love this place! If you want to experience great BBQ in a mom&pop good ole southern environment where the wait staff are all friendly, then you need to stop in here. For you Yankees who don't know what a "hush puppy" is, it's that fried thing in the basket. Give it a try and dip it in the BBQ sauce before you bite it. Enjoy!
I wasn't all that impressed with any of the food. Had the chopped plate with beans and potato salad. It all was a bit bland in my opinion. The sauce for the barbecue was different but I did end up liking it. The restaurant itself was super cute and the staff was awesome. Not sure I'll be back but it is a quick stop off the road for travelers.
The service is friendly, the bbq is typical Carolinian style, vinegary and a bit dry but not too bad. The hush puppies, however, is the BEST thing here. Probably the best in the whole state.