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Our Hours

Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm

All Orders Filled Until BBQ is Gone! (Made Fresh Daily)

Who We Are

Mama B
Mama B is also known as Lyttle Bridges. She spent most of her days at Red Bridges Barbecue perfecting the recipes that have made the restaurant a National standard for pork barbecue. Mama B is considered to be the very first woman barbecue entrepreneur in North Carolina, and was recently recognized as a 2021 Legacy Inductee into the Barbecue Hall of Fame.

Red
Red Bridges is also known as the man behind the barbecue! Red opened and ran Red Bridges Barbecue since day one in 1949. His constant dedication to the restaurant and to his barbecue recipe has built a legacy of fine food and a family atmosphere!

Debbie
Since 2008 Debbie has run Red Bridges Barbecue with one vision in mind that her costumers come first. She loves to see new faces each day but loves her retuning costumers. Debbie’s favorite thing about Red Bridges Barbecue: “We are all one big family. Employees and customers! Customers run into old friends that they have not seen in years and I can keep up with old high school friends. Customers always drop by when they are close or in town visiting. Employees always help out other employees and we work as a team. God has blessed me in every way possible! Family and friends!”

Natalie
Natalie Ramsey is the granddaughter of Red and Lyttle Bridges. She started working at the barbecue when she was 16 and plans to continue the success that her grandparents left. Natalie’s favorite thing about Red Bridges Barbecue: “I love seeing the same faces of our local customers, love meeting new faces from all over to eat our bbq! Just love doing what I love to do and serving our community.”

Chase
Chase Webb is the grandson of Red and Lyttle Bridges. He started working at the barbecue when he was 15. Each day Chase comes in to make the famous red slaw. You can always find him serving his costumers behind the counter. Chase’s favorite thing about Red Bridges Barbecue: “Making customers happy is my number one thing.”

Parker
Parker Ramsey is the son of Natalie and Josh Ramsey and is the 4th generation to come through the barbecue. He attends Crest High School and absolutely loves to play baseball. Parker's favorite thing about Red Bridges Barbecue: “I love getting to see all the employees because they are just like family!”

Jaxon
Jaxon Ramsey is the son of Natalie and Josh Ramsey and is the 4th generation to come through the barbecue. He currently attends Springmore Elementary School. Jaxon’s favorite things about Red Bridges Barbecue: “I love the yummy hush puppies!”

The Red Bridges Barbecue Song by Al Dunkleman

Our History

In 1946, Red and Lyttle Bridges opened the first BBQ joint in Cleveland County called Dedmond's Barbecue; located in the old Dedmond's building on Highway 18.

Three short years later the business was moved to Uptown Shelby (1949) and was renamed to Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge. In 1953, Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge was moved to our current location on Highway 74.

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