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Abele's Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2115 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655-4003
+1 828-433-5400
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Morganton, North Carolina
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From fruit to sausage and bacon to cheese grits. Even had some jalapeno flavored selections. Lots of customers on Saturday morning. Homey atmosphere. Needs some attention to more than one greeter and table assignment. Needs more than one checkout machine and cashier. Attentive server. Tight parking. Take out entrance.

Thank CindyCookRN
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 11:30 am and they were still serving breakfast bar. The vegetable bar wasn't until 12pm. They had the salad bar and soup set up so I chose that. We could wait the 30 minutes for the vegetable bar to open or we could order from the sandwich menu only. Husband ordered a cheeseburger he said it was... More 

Thank Rebecca P
Ellenboro, North Carolina
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

3 of us ate lunch and all had the hot bar,which was right at $8 per person.You pick one meat and then get unlimited sides,salad and dessert.The meat isn't on the bar,it's prepared in the kitchen and then brought to you by the waitress.Everything we had was good.The best way I know to describe Abele's would be a cross between... More 

Thank HardJax
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This friends and family restaurant is an excellent choice to go. Good food and setting to go, also good prices. Nice food portions and friendly employees.

Thank Elisa V
O'Fallon, IL
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, Just the kind of food I was looking for that evening. Soup was excellent, buffet items were hot and my order delivered quickly and with a smile. Good food and a good value.

Thank FireCapt4314
Candler, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best breakfast buffets my family has eaten at. For the price and service, you couldn't ask for anything more. There are enough choices on the bar to please even the pickiest eaters. Highly recommend! I can't wait to go back for another visit.

Thank ErinBW
Edenton, North Carolina
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor and because it was less than a mile from my hotel. Be aware, it has moved up the street a bit, and across the road from it's old location, although the sign is still up at the old place. The buffet was not very appetizing. It had what looked like... More 

Thank Fourester
Morganton, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat whether you order from the menu or eat from the buffet. Great variety on buffet breakfast bar, vegetable bar and salad bar. Breakfast bar opens at 9 on Friday and Saturday nights. Get there a little early. Fills up quickly.

Thank Richard S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Wow , What a gem better than any big chain restaurant. It was voted the best in 2016 and I would have to agree.

Thank Carla B
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a bite to eat while traveling through the area. I rarely give out 5 star ratings. However for the price, the freshness, the friendly service, and the taste of the food this place earned one. Great southern breakfast.

Thank jahom15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655-4003
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-433-5400
*Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner *Breakfast Bar Daily Soup Salad & Fruit & Veggie Bar Daily *Full Breakfast Menu *Full Lunch & Dinner Menu *Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steaks, Chicken, Ribs & Much More *Homemade Desserts & Delicious Ice Cream Creations *Good Old Country Cooking *An Eclectic Decor With Nostalgia From The Last 50 Years *Banquet Room With Seating Up To 40 for Private Parties *Diner Counter with 8 Stools *Ice Cream Shop *Candy Store *Outdoor Patio

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