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Friday Friends

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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315 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC 28655-2573
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Morganton, North Carolina
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten there several times. Food is always average. Don't order the fish and chips. The fish is thin filets of whiting or other white fish, *not cod as you would expect'. Chips cost extra. They do have a nice bar with average, not always consistent, mixed drinks. The building is nice with good décor and well planned levels that... More 

Thank rebjag
New York
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I went on a Monday night with a group of 3. If possibly, try to get a window seat with a view of the river, it's definitely a nice scene. The food gets an average grade since my friend's veggie wrapped was well received, my girlfriend's large caesar salad was average and my buffalo chicken wrap fell below par (I... More 

Thank Darius A
Jonas Ridge, North Carolina
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped for lunch yesterday but the restaurant was packed with the church crowd so we had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated outside but when we were finally seated we were only the third table there of about 12-15 open/available tables(?) While we were there only about 8 of the outdoor tables were being used at the... More 

Thank David K
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've patronized them for both lunch and dinner with our grandkids. Friends of ours turned us on to their double-battered fried chicken tenders. INCREDIBLY GOOD! Other entrees have been very good, too. Child portions are HUGE! So, if you've got hungry young'ns, this is the place. They'll also love eating on the river, whether outside when weather is good or... More 

Thank Jamey A
Dover, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

River was high after rainy week. Looked brown and fierce. Beautiful. Sat outside which was nice. Great waitress was patient with us. Sprinkles and approaching storm sent us indoors. Not as nice inside. Food was fair and not very healthy.

Thank Barbara T
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our table was dirty the bathroom was dirty and the wait staff spent most of their time playing with each other instead of taking care of the customers

Thank Bill G
Forest City, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great place for a little something special. Whether you are looking for a great burger, a country meal or a sweet treat, Friday Friends is a special place. There is a great river view, good customer service and its clean.

Thank jackiegodlock
Morganton, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Everything about this place is super. If you have a large party...no problem. Want some privacy and/or an outdoor setting overlooking the Catawba...got it. Great food - check. My only complaint is the loss of the pretzel bites from the app menu - WTH ??? They were fantastic !

Thank Jonathan F
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have eaten here twice. Quiche was a bit dry and over cooked. Food was okay, river view is nice, however, we found another gem across the river with a more competitive price and good food.

Thank martha w
North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The staff was great. The restaurant has a great river view. The food was okay .I ordered the fried mushrooms. They are really good. I also ordered the chicken tender plate. The tenders were good the fries not really. My husband ordered the barbecue burger. He was very dissatisfied, the burger was dry and thin. I found the prices to... More 

Thank chanda y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC 28655-2573
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: 8284303024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?