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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 #5 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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Chapel hill
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here when passing through Morganton on way through NC. Not too far off 40, and had some great food and great view of the river. It was packed when we were there- can tell they have a loyal following from the after church crowd on Sundays . I'm sure we'll stop again - much prefer finding locally owned... More 

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Morganton, Nc
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The BBQ and the chicken tenders are awesome. Best honey mustard sauce around. Love the onion rings, river chips, and mozzarella sticks. Great prices and atmosphere.

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In town from Ft. Myers Florida and found the best BBQ EVER!!! We had the most wonderful waitress (Ember) and had a great conversation with the manager (Phillip). We not only had the best meal and service, but also learned so much about Judge's history. Soon to be in Morganton N.C. more often and this will be a regular stop.... More 

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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and daughter have celiac and cannot eat anything containing gluten. This typically rules out most restaurants. Philip, the owner of the restaurant, made sure to take good care of their needs. He came out and explained options and assured us that he’d prepare the meals himself. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free (no sandwiches).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We wanted to show our friends from Charlotte this scenic and historic restaurant. We were between lunch and dinner so just ordered drinks and appetizers. The Manager came by to check on us and asked if we had ever had his shrimp appetizer. Not long afterwards he brought us one to try! So very friendly and such a beautiful day... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are traveling in Western NC and are in the Morganton area, I would highly suggest Judge's. The restaurant is very unique and has a beautiful view of the Catawba river, that a few years ago flooded the restaurant. The food is very good!

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Lenoir
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Judges and ask the manager if he could prepare a gluten free meal( for I am severely allergic to gluten). The manager told us that his daughter was also gluten intolerant and was very aware of the gluten allergy. He also told us that he would prepare the meal himself and bring it out himself. He did... More 

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Erwin, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I lived in Morganton before and Judges used to be one of my favorite places to eat (excellent BBQ and sour dough rolls). My husband, daughter and I were in town for the day and decided to eat lunch there. We ordered a combination plate of pulled pork, two chicken tenders, a baked potato and mixed vegetables. The BBQ was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Thank you to previous reviews - a little hard to find. Go past the soccer field to the restaurant. This is a great location by the Catawba River. There were 8 of us for dinner on the patio - loved every bite and minute of our meal. Everyone was very pleased with their meal and the portions were enough to... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A party of four, meeting for a meal. Two of us from Florida, two from Hickory. We had a very good time at Judge's and a lot of that was due to our waitress Connie F. When we complained about the scarcity of good craft beers on the menu (especially considering we were in the heart of craft brewing!) she... More 

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Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC
Phone Number: 828-433-5798
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Morganton
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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