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All 84 Morganton Restaurants

Judge's Riverside Restaurant

128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC
828-433-5798
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Ranked #4 of 84 Restaurants in Morganton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The food was ok but the restaurant was busy and there was only one waitress and service was so slow. We were there for an hour and a half with four people. She was also the person to check people out so we had to track her down so we could pay and just finally get out of there. Really... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We ended up here on chance, just hungry on our way back down to Charlotte and we saw it in the GPS. Thought, sure, why not? It has to be better than McDonalds. Best decision we've ever had as far as restaurants go. We got The Judge, which is BBQ chicken, two ribs, and pulled pork with two sides and... More

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Greenville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our best advice, if you are anywhere near Morganton you need to go to Judge's! The atmosphere is relaxed, the service was great and the food was amazing! As soon as we tasted the fried pickle appetizer we knew we were in for some good food (I loved that you had a choice between spears or chips). Two of us... More

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NC
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227 reviews 227 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We order some whole rack of pork ribs to go, no sides just ribs. They packed them in a nice tin foil box. No sauce on them. At home the ribs was still hot and juices and a smile on my face. They are the way I cooked them at home. I may not cook ribs again, they were that... More

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Maitland, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great food and beautiful view overlooking the river when you dine on the outdoor porches. Inexpensive with a wide variety of items on the menu.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place hit the spot exactly as we were looking since it was an odd colder day in July and we wanted to sit outside. They have an amazing deck and patio, most of which is covered. The service was wonderful and their options on the menu were tremendous. They are directly beside the river and you can hear it... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

By far the best kept secret in Burke County. Overlooking the Catawba River, Judge's is the perfect place for a quiet dinner for 2 or a party of 10. We love taking company here, sitting outside watching the river. That alone is a perfect lunch or dinner. Add to it the tremendous food, and what more could you ask? EVERYTHING... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I were traveling from Virginia to Tennessee and wanted a place to stop for lunch that wasn't fast food. I used my TripAdvisor app to find the most highly rated place close by, and this is what popped up, and it did not disappoint. We got to sit by the river on a beautiful day, eating delicious... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Good food courteous service beautiful place. Setting is nice inside outside dining. Salad bar great clean rest rooms. Directions mark will easy to find. Local folks highly recommend

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Read reviews and decided to give it a try. Yummy place for BBQ. I had the brisket which was fabulous, my husband had a little bit of everything chicken, pulled pork, ribs all great! Service was great also, very friendly and prompt. Highly recommended giving them a shot. Only thing I'm still not sure about was green peppers in my... More

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