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Abele's Family Restaurant

2156 South Sterling Street, Morganton, NC
828-433-5400
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Ranked #16 of 84 Restaurants in Morganton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: They are located near Exit 105 off Interstate 40
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Description: They are located near Exit 105 off Interstate 40
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English first
Belmont, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, friendly service, and the wait time is minimal even when they're packed and the line is out the door. Very generous portions and more than likely, more than you'll eat. We'll be back again soon.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family had a most stressful day, spending hours at the funeral home, the florist, the cemetery, preparing to lay a dear family member to rest. Daniel, super young man, took excellent care of our large table (11 persons). Some persons ordered from the menu, some did the buffet. The buffet could be soup and salad or add the hot... More

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Wayne A, Owner at Abele's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

TY for your review More

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visit this restaurant for breakfast once or twice a month. We have. Never eaten anything bad here. The breakfast is buffet or plate style. We normally order the buffet. Everything on the buffet is good, hot, and tasty!

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved our 1st visit. Good food and friendly service at a reasonable cost. Order your choice of meat cooked to order and then get your veggies, fruit, and salad from the all you can eat buffet. We will be back.

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Erwin, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stopped here on our drive to the Outer Banks. When on vacation, I always like to try places that are local to the area (not a chain). We saw Abele's on the roadsign and decided to try it. My husband got the Black & Bleu Burger (bleu cheese) and I had the buffet. We were both pleased. The salad... More

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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's a great place! You can tell by the full parking lot and wait line. The buffet is awesome! Between the salad bar and the vegetable bar I could have done without a meat entrée.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have never seen a buffet where you have to purchase your meat separate from your meal. We ordered our meat. We went to the buffet, ate the vegetables, went back to the buffet for dessert, and finished our tea THEN they brought out our meat! Pitiful! Sloppy housekeeping. Oh, by the way! The coffee looked like hot tea and... More

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Wayne A, Owner at Abele's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry You had a bad experience your Coffee should have been taken off . If you would have asked to see a manager we would have took it off. As for our buffet we do not advertise a buffet but a Hot Vegetable bar and our vegetables are the main attraction the meats from the kitchen compliment our vegetables. That... More

Morganton, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Abele's recently moved to a new location with more room, a private dining room and a fresh new look. Buffet is full of good homecoming and a nice salad bar. Service is quick and courteous.

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Valdese, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Buffet is great for breakfast. We stopped going for dinner because you order your meat separate. This can be a problem if your wait person doesn't explain well enough.

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hickory, nc
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Sloppy housekeeping and indifferent table service. Salad bar was in order and vegetables hot. Tea was excellent. Vegetable soup was greasy and poorly made. Chicken tenders were overbreaded. The waitress whined to everyone in our section that she was suffering from a bad upper respiratory infection. Avoid this place!

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Wayne A, Manager at Abele's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience. If your Server was sick I am sorry but she did not let management know because we have a zero tolerance policy for allowing sick employees to work and each employee is required to sign a contract that says that if there sick they will not work. I am sorry you did not care... More

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