Old-Time, home Cooking with a Southern Gourmet FlaIr


Welcome to The Swinging Bridge Restaurant!

Within the Paint Bank General Store

Celebrating over 10 years of bringing you homestyle good cookin’ with a Southern gourmet flare. What! You haven’t tried us yet? Our unique dining experience is well worth the drive over the mountains and through the woods.

The Swinging Bridge offers a cozy setting in front of a raging fire (seasonal, of course!), with décor that reflects the beauty and splendor of nature, brought indoors. Sit down, relax, and have something good to eat!

Our Menu features a variety of buffalo dishes, as well as delicious, mouth-watering BBQ ribs and chicken, perfectly prepared on our own locomotive smoker. For the traditionalists, we have Sunday Dinner - Pan Fried Chicken - and many other family favorites, like our Blue Plate Specials (Fridays) and Prime Rib Saturdays.

When the weather is fine, you can dine on our screened-in back porch that overlooks historic [Tingler’s Mill]. The Big Wheel’s turnin’ and the mill is open for visitors. If there is a short wait for your table, enjoy some outdoor game time with horseshoes or corn hole, and work up your appetite!

On most Thursday nights during High Season, local musicians play great country and bluegrass music for your entertainment. After your meal, go upstairs to stroll across our real swinging bridge, check out our wildlife display and visit the Paint Bank General Store & Gift Shop.

Reservations for 8 or more can be made by calling ahead — (540) 897-5099. Larger parties: certain restrictions apply, call for information.


Hours & Location

DEC 4 - MAR 31

Fri & Sat 8am to 8pm
Sun 8am to 5pm

Apr 1 - Dec 3

Mon-Wed 8 am to 5 pm
Thurs-Sat 8 am to 9 pm
Sun 8 am to 7 pm


16071 Paint Bank Rd
Paint Bank, Virginia 24131


(540) 897-5099

Reservations for 8 or more can be made by calling ahead. Larger parties: certain restrictions apply, call for information.

Winter Dinner Specials

Friday thru Sunday



Blue Plate Special

Your favorite comfort food classics… served Swinging Bridge style!



Prime Rib Special

10 oz of prime aged Angus beef, seasoned to perfection, cooked to order, served with our signature horseradish sauce and a choice of two sides.



Pan Fried Chicken 

 Real Country Style pan-fried chicken, served with a choice of two sides. Nothing beats it for Sunday dinner.

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  • I-81 to Exit 141 to Rt. 311 North toward New Castle
  • Follow Rt. 311 to Paint Bank
  • The Swinging Bridge Restaurant is located on the left.

Visit our other unique sights

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant is just one of our many attractions here in Paint Bank, VA. Looking to spend the night, hunt or fish, or shop at an old fashioned general store? Come see us!