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The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

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Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stunning location in Craig County. The food here is excellent. My favorite on the menu, Bison, locally farmed. Other meats on the menu chicken and beef but the Bison is by far a wonderful treat. Home made sweet potato fries are excellent also. Great for families. The serving staff here are always friendly and make you feel like you have... More 

Thank 00Treasure
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I remember years ago when I first visited Paint Bank and it was only the General Store. What a nice surprise that it has been given a new lease on life. Arrived at around 1 on a Saturday so it was the "lunch rush." Had to wait about 30 minutes but passed the time by looking at the shop above... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great place to eat. The drive is the best part of the experience. Consider it like an adventure, maybe like driving over the hills and through the woods to grandma's house. The food and atmosphere is great, be prepared to pay however it is expensive for what you are getting.

Thank 2011wrx
Timberville, Virginia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We heard about this place. Took a day trip to go and try it. It was worth the time. To come and visit. Just a good and comfortable place to eat. The place is smallest. So a wait mite be expected. The store is above the restaurant. Avoid the walking bridge if you have trouble with ur legs.. It is... More 

Thank michael s
Lexington, Virginia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went to The Swinging Bridge Restaurant on Labor Day. It sure was popular! We sat out on the porch because of the number of people that day. My husband had the bison and liked it; I had the chicken salad sandwich with cranberry sauce and it was delich! The interior of the restaurant is so nice with all the... More 

1 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here after hiking McAfee's Knob on a beautiful day. Tory, our waitress was terrific and provides excellent service!

1 Thank Laura M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Accidental discovery off the beaten motorcycle path! Searching for twisties and found this gem. Best buffalo burger I've had-- tell them put the mayo on the side and decide if you even need it. Stroll the grounds after you eat and check out the on site buffalo and water wheel. Great meal and a great leg stretcher. Enjoy!

Thank coleenk122
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

On RT 311 in Paint Bank you will find a restaurant called the swinging bridge, great place loved the meat loaf, no beer. However we never been to a place like this in the country, from here we drove to the mountain lodge past a buffalo farm. Our Country is very beautiful enjoy the views, and we did see a... More 

Thank Bill T
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant was a relaxing day trip. The food was good, the service was good and it was again place to look around. The trip would make a awesome fall drive. There was a hotel there also that looked like it would be a cool place to spend the night or a weekend trip just to get out... More 

Thank jlewv
Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Friends recommended I stop by this restaurant specifically to try their buffalo burger, which is known around the area. Several of us on motorcycles decided to give it a try and it was well worth it. The restaurant was very casual, featured a usable foot bridge that was suspended above the inside of the restaurant for photographs, and decent service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt. 1 Box 64, Paint Bank, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Paint Bank

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?