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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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Maitland, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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99 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We TRUELY enjoyed our lunch at judges. Everythg came out fresh and delish... ... I especially loved the salad bar. I would surely go back again. Be sure to sit outside on the river... It's GEORGEOUS.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were in North Carolina visiting family. Nine of us went there and Phil, the Manager, made our experience extra special. Being from NY, it was my first time experiencing North Carolina BBQ. Phil made sure that I had the best BBQ of my life. I still talk about it! So glad that Judge's Riverside was part of our family's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Brisket was the best I've ever had! And I've had a lot of brisket. Ribs were moist and tender! Phil, the owner is there to make sure your dining experience is perfect! Highly recommended. Family friendly. We will be back!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped by today after visiting District 12 in Hillabran, NC for a local taste of BBQ. I lived in Texas for 24 years and Kansas City the past 2 years -- both have great BBQ, but this was the best. My family shared samples from brisket, ribs, burnt ends, chicken and pulled pork -- hands down the best I have... More

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