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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    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 meal with a view of the water

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Stacey M
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China Grove, North Carolina
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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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Morganton, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is great, you can set outside by the river, Atmosphere is casual, service was great, food is good, would definitely recommend a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great causal dining restaurant that is more than just great bbq! We sat outside and even though it was a hot day, the covered deck and ceiling fans kept a nice breeze flowing. The view of the river was so relaxing! We had the sweetest server, Nicole, who was very attentive and checked on us often! I... More 

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Forest City, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just had the famous Reuben sandwich and the sweet potato. I live 2 hours away and would drive back right now to eat another Reuben. Awesome food and the view was incredible. Staff was super nice.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were referred to this restaurant by the proprietor of a local antiques shop. We wanted a late lunch and we sure came to the right place! A little hard to find - if we hadn't been referred not sure how we ever would have found it. This is a great casual restaurant overlooking the stream/river behind it. It is... More 

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Upstate SC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First time to Judges and what a pleasant surprise. Wonderful buffet and sitting outside overlooking the river was a special treat.

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201 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I thought I was finding a BBQ joint; but, this is really more of a full service restaurant. They have a salad bar that looked pretty good and a varied menu. The BBQ was just average (if you are going to do good BBQ, you need to just do BBQ). The portion was a little small for a "large plate"... More 

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Cleveland
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good food, goodly sized portions, great atmosphere, EXCELLENT service crew ! Even the Chef AND the manager came out to ask if everything was good, could not find anything wrong !! Go in, enjoy, this place is good.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was our third visit to This wonderful riverside restaurant. Phillip, the owner, is one spectacular guy.nnotnonly does his oversee ever aspect of his food preparation, which is all fresh, made from scratch, but he always visits with each and every patron to make sure the dining experience is the best they have ever received. Between our party of four,... More 

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Additional Information about Judge's Riverside Restaurant

Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC 28655
Phone Number: 828.433.5798
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Morganton
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
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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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