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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

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128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Nebo, North Carolina
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Judge's, located right behind Ingles supermarket on the west side of Morganton along the Catawba River. We were seated promptly and our server appeared right after we were seated to take our beverage order. I order the brisket sandwich with onion rings and the salad bar. This is one of the better salad bars... More 

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Thank jleonjr
Morganton, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a client in and was looking for a good place for lunch. Food was good and service was good as well. Chicken fingers were the best my client had ever eaten. Only problem was them removing side salad from menu and replacing it with a trip to salad bar which was expensive and more than we wanted

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Thank adwood81
Clemmons, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and our waiter, Josh was excellent. We were on a tight time line for lunch and when we explained this to him, he made sure our food came out quickly and that are check was ready. The location by the river is peaceful and beautiful.

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Thank mkhitchcock
Clayton, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ate recently on a saturday evening. after short wait we were seated and drink orders taken. they appeared to be busy but not overly so. orders were taken promptly. the wait for our meals to arrive was considerably longer than on previous visits. other orders at our table were sorted out and placed on table. when orders arrived at our... More 

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Thank rogerc1234
Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service. Decent pricing and choice of eating outside right next to a river is also a very nice option for those that enjoy scenery.

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Thank CindyRodriguez16
Mooresville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

While working in town a co worker recommended Judge's for lunch. We decided to go and give it a try. The location of the restaurant was pretty awesome being on the river and I bet it would be fun in the summer. There was a group of us and all got different meals. I had the pulled pork plate with... More 

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Thank CaribbeanSidewinder
Valdese
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

really good appetizers, good food, awesome view of the river great foe couples and family. beautiful outside terrace to eat. great employees. from fish, wraps, chicken burgers and ribs all excellent. good prices.

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Thank Elisa V
Morganton, North Carolina
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Food is really good. Big Chicken fingers and Sweet Tea is delicious. Sitting on the deck is awesome. Everyone is very nice.

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Thank ericontheweb
Florida
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

On a lazy holiday week in the mountains, we came across this beautiful restaurant. It's on the river, the calm waters, even in winter, invite you in. We had an order of " take out" ribs. They were so good! The only reason I did not give the restaurant five is s because we did not eat in. It is... More 

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Thank BSBFlorida
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ate outside and it was wonderful. Waiter was great, food was wonderful. Very relaxing sitting beside the river. I only wish that the buffet was still offered.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-433-5798
Description
Beyond great food, Judge's Riverside has a great atmosphere. From the wood and stone materials inside to the decks and serene river view outside, you'll enjoy more than just the taste. Click the images below to learn more...

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