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Charlotte to Asheville drive lunch

tkcane Aug 27, 2012 07:10 PM

Anything can't miss Charlotte to Asheville?



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  1. carolinadawg RE: tkcane Aug 28, 2012 03:05 AM

    Bridges BBQ Lodge in Shelby.

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      SittingOnAMtnTop RE: tkcane Aug 28, 2012 07:21 AM

      I also came in to say Bridges BBQ in Shelby. It's on 74 on the left when you are driving towards Asheville.

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        JTomWilson RE: SittingOnAMtnTop Aug 28, 2012 08:05 AM

        I would agree with either Bridges BBQ in Shelby except the best/fastest route from Charlotte is I-85 to 321 north to Hickory and then I-40 to Asheville. That was doesn't go through Shelby.

        And it's only about 2 hours from most areas of Charlotte; why not eat in Asheville with many, many choices?

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          carolinadawg RE: JTomWilson Aug 28, 2012 08:10 AM

          There's virtually no difference, time wise, between Highway 74/I-26 and I-85/321/I-40.

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            billyjack RE: JTomWilson Aug 29, 2012 11:57 AM

            I concur, 40 isn't actually faster in my experience and it always seems to be a pain. It is good for views if it's your first time in the Blue Ridge.

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          KyMikey RE: tkcane Aug 29, 2012 05:57 AM

          I'll be making that trip also this coming Saturday, and will be making the (mandatory) stop at Bridges BBQ Lodge. You go right by it on the 74 Bypass--across from the Cleveland Mall.

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            mikeh RE: tkcane Aug 29, 2012 12:00 PM

            Bridges BBQ in Shelby. I choose that routing to Asheville just so that I can eat there.


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