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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 65
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  • 44
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  • 15
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  • 5
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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
Love the seating on the deck

The ribs were really meaty and excellently cooked. The chicken breast was huge!! The sweet tea was excellent. LOVED sitting by the river... if you go that's is the place to sit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tiffany B
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The ribs were really meaty and excellently cooked. The chicken breast was huge!! The sweet tea was excellent. LOVED sitting by the river... if you go that's is the place to sit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great service and great food We went on an Monday thinking the food would be old from the week end but it was very fresh . We wanted to try the ribs and Kathy Who was the best server. Sold them to us per item. That was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice place for a week night dinner. Busy but not crowded and the food is really good. Home made honey mustard is great. Friendly staff and beautiful setting

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When traveling through the Morganton area on I-40 around lunch time I make it a point to stop at Judge's. It's just over two miles north of I-40 (exit 100). Although they have more than pork barbeque, I usually (maybe always) get Judge's Combo plate, which is some pork barbeque, fried chicken fingers, hush puppies and two sides (e.g., slaw... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very impressed by Connie. She is very friendly and good at her job. Made sure we were top priority. Thank you Connie. Ask for her for your waitress, you won't regret it :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had the best time here. PEARL, our server was the best ever. She took very good care of us, even though we gave her a rough time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Me and a coworker are in town for work from Orlando and Decided to try Judge's and we are very happy we did ...If you want great food and excellent service ( Noelle ) give it a try ...

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Morganton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Love it the place. I would recommend it to others. Nice atmosphere too. My husband and I love the place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have eaten here several times. Expensive for quality of food and atmosphere. Food is mediocre at best. View of river is nice, but I am paying for good food. will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Came here with my family and it was amazing! I love their ribs! 😋 Everything is good. It's right next to greenway, where you can go for a walk if you like. They have great customer service! Definitely will go back!

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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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