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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great place to relax

Had a dinner meeting at restaurant for 14 people and everyone enjoyed both the view and setting, food and service. Our waiter, Conrad was extremely helpful, anticipated what people needed and provided excellent service. People ordered different entrees, including BBQ, fish, shrimp and everyone was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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The mountains
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had a dinner meeting at restaurant for 14 people and everyone enjoyed both the view and setting, food and service. Our waiter, Conrad was extremely helpful, anticipated what people needed and provided excellent service. People ordered different entrees, including BBQ, fish, shrimp and everyone was extremely pleased with both the quality and quantity of food. We sat on patio, and... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Philly Cheese Steak was very good as were the Rubin and Burger. Took my ever most beautiful friend and daughter, the seating with a view of the river is really special. Service was swift and friendly. In the words of Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, "I'll be Back!" Pasqually "The Pizzaman"

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's so rare to find a place that takes advantage of the water and this place had great outdoor seating with a wonderful river view. I had the bourbon burger which was a special and it was delicious. The servings were large, the wait staff very attentive, and the ambience was delightful. We would definitely come back, just to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My friend and I went there for my birthday. The Chicken Tenders are great. We enjoyed sitting by the river and chatting. Loved the atmosphere. Definitely worth the 45 min drive.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Was looking to try somewhere I had not been before. Usually I'm a blowing rock eater. I had heard the commercials and read reviews on this site, all good lets go! Ordered the brisket...good...ordered "the judge"..the chicken and bbq were good but average, the ribs on the other hand..wow there is no way an experienced chef would EVER send that... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very good "riverside" family restaurant that serves a wide variety of "down home" foods, as well as a well-stocked salad bar. And the coffee was excellent. Staff was friendly; service was fairly quick. We would definitely go there again.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I visited this location based on TA reviews. I like eating at local places when traveling for work and I'm glad I came here. Ember provided outstanding service and was attentive to my needs for refills and even offered water to go without me even asking for it. I had the smoked chicken breast with green beans and a baked... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I really liked the location. The food was good, but nothing really stood out cuisine-wise. Tables inside are a bit crowded, I felt like we were too close to others.

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My guy and I went to Judge's this past Friday night for dinner and dessert. It was my first time but he had been several times but not in the past few years. We sat inside with a view of the river (was a very busy night and we were hungry so we chose first available). Our waiter was Judge... More 

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China Grove, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was great with good, fast service. Our waiter was awesome! We ate outside on the covered porch. The view was fantastic, however the seating was horrible. Our table rocked and they had tried to fix it using pieces of wood that kept moving and making the table wobble. The furniture was not comfortable and looked horrible. The furniture... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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