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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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Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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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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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Hudson, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Four of us sat riverside for dinner. The weather was perfect and Mosquitos absent. Two of us had sandwiches and two of us had entrees. Two of us had smoked chicken - one in a sandwich and one the half chicken main course. My spouse is a real flounder lover and liked the lightly battered crispy fried founder main course.... More

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Davenport, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Liked the scenery on the banks of the river with its outside seating and serene atmosphere. Went for lunch and the sandwich was a great club and the fries were handcut and seasoned just right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Came here with the family and we all enjoyed our food. Fresh, good home cooking. Beautiful restaurant by the river. Friendly staff and managers who love to make sure their customers are happy. Ordered a banana foster for dessert and it was the absolute best! Definitely recommend. Our favorite restaurant when we have to come to Morganton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have been to Judge's and it gets better every time! We have always spent time chatting with the head chef and taste testing the food we are curious about. It doesn't take too long yo get your food and when you do, it's well worth the little bit of a wait you have! If... More

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