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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

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128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC 28655
828.433.5798
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Beyond great food, Judge's Riverside has a great atmosphere. From the wood...
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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food! Great View!

Recently enjoyed a lunch on the deck! The food was great and view of the river was great! Was a great place to take out of town visitors. Peaceful outdoor lunch next to the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
bpguy10
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Morganton, North Carolina
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Cleveland
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Good food, goodly sized portions, great atmosphere, EXCELLENT service crew ! Even the Chef AND the manager came out to ask if everything was good, could not find anything wrong !! Go in, enjoy, this place is good.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to This wonderful riverside restaurant. Phillip, the owner, is one spectacular guy.nnotnonly does his oversee ever aspect of his food preparation, which is all fresh, made from scratch, but he always visits with each and every patron to make sure the dining experience is the best they have ever received. Between our party of four,... More 

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North Carolina
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I heard so many people rave about this place, I just had to try it. First two attempts they were out of smoked chicken, on third visit I finally was able to get it. And was I un impressed. Great location, maybe if they hired some new cooks? Maybe the cook was sick? I am rating this place as average... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is always good. I love sitting on the porch (when the sun is shining) or on the deck. Both overlook the river.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Recently enjoyed a lunch on the deck! The food was great and view of the river was great! Was a great place to take out of town visitors. Peaceful outdoor lunch next to the river.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We always stop at Judges when we pass through Morganton, and adjust our travel schedule so we're arriving around mealtime. This is GREAT southern cuisine served by a friendly staff in a relaxed setting that makes you want to stay for dessert. Judges is informal with attractive inside and outside dining options and areas available for parties and private functions.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place came recommended. Service was good. Chicken, sides & salad bar all very good. Pulled pork was rather bland. Brisquet was super fatty and unflavorful.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We eat at Judges often and enjoy outside seating with a view of the river. We especially enjoy the smoked chicken and awesome baked sweet potato. Kathie L. is, without question, the most attentive and professional waitress I have ever met.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Heard from several people how good Judge's BBQ was. I must have visited on a bad day. Floor near our table was littered with food from the previous customers. The BBQ platter, which I expected to be great, was rather bland and tasteless. Went because someone had given me a gift card.....even with a small balance left on the card....won't... More 

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Maiden, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was my first visit to Judge's but I plan to go back. The food was amazing and the view was great. We opted to dine inside but we had a great view of the river. Next time we go we'll request the outdoor seating. It was a pretty busy night but they kept everything flowing smoothly.

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Additional Information about Judge's Riverside Restaurant

Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC 28655
Phone Number: 828.433.5798
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Morganton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC 28655
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: 828.433.5798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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...
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?