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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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We enjoyed our visit! The food and service was great! It was so nice eating outside and enjoying the River!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Sadly just after we had ordered our food there was a serious traffic accident nearby which took out an electricity pole, plunging half of the town into no electricity. The staff were fantastic just rode it through. Great food by candlelight. no extra charge for the romance!!!!!

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Charlotte, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I were headed up to the mountains for a weekend getaway and were starving by the time we reached Morganton. I chose this place based on the Tripadvisor reviews related to gluten free options and I am so glad we did! I am new to gluten free and one of the things I have learned is that... More 

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Catawba NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place has great food and the view is even better. You can eat outside over looking the river and it is a beautiful setting. We had BBQ and chicken tenders both were excellent. The salad bar was also great. I did see two orders of cheese sticks come out and I will have to try them next time because... 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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