Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

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Address: 
2000 East Dixon Boulevard, Shelby, NC 28152

Red Bridges learned all about barbecue from master Warner Stamey in the 1930s before opening his own restaurant in 1946. After Bridges passed, his wife, Lyttle (pronounced “Light-ul”), otherwise known as “Mama B,” carried on the business her late husband started for four decades. Mama B died in 2008, but the heritage of this place is just as strong as ever. This restaurant is on The North Carolina Barbecue Society Historic Trail.

Can't-Miss Menu Item: Hush puppies

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or until barbecue runs out. Closed Monday-Tuesday.