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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 - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great place for casual dining.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Carla H
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Morganton, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Morganton, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chapel hill
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here when passing through Morganton on way through NC. Not too far off 40, and had some great food and great view of the river. It was packed when we were there- can tell they have a loyal following from the after church crowd on Sundays . I'm sure we'll stop again - much prefer finding locally owned... More 

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Morganton, Nc
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The BBQ and the chicken tenders are awesome. Best honey mustard sauce around. Love the onion rings, river chips, and mozzarella sticks. Great prices and atmosphere.

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In town from Ft. Myers Florida and found the best BBQ EVER!!! We had the most wonderful waitress (Ember) and had a great conversation with the manager (Phillip). We not only had the best meal and service, but also learned so much about Judge's history. Soon to be in Morganton N.C. more often and this will be a regular stop.... More 

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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and daughter have celiac and cannot eat anything containing gluten. This typically rules out most restaurants. Philip, the owner of the restaurant, made sure to take good care of their needs. He came out and explained options and assured us that he’d prepare the meals himself. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free (no sandwiches).... More 

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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?