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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Judges specializes in barbecue, ribs and chicken. They offer a superb salad bar and an extensive menu. Seating is inside and outside (weather permitting). A great place for a couple or a group. Near the greenway and soccer complex.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a wonderful place to dine and enjoy the scenery. During the warmer days, we like to sit outside on the balcony by the water. I never leave unsatisfied. I actually order more than I can eat and end up with a box to take home. The cheese sticks are divine. Salad bar has lots of choices. Overall... More 

Thank Amy R
Sugarloaf Key
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As the name states it is located next to a nice river. There is outdoor seating available, offering relaxing, peaceful views of the river and the huge shade trees. The food was quite good with the exception of the onion rings. The rings were lightly breaded, but were somewhat mushy. The fried dill pickles, spears or chips, are highly recommended.... More 

Thank Wldng
Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeking a dinner close by after golf at Mimosa Hills, we dined st Judge's. Sitting on the covered deck was a nice and relaxing with a view of the Catawba River. The restaurant is on the riverbank making a scenic setting. They have plenty of outside seating. I went with the cheeseburger sliders and side salad. The salad was good... More 

Thank mixaconsulting
Hickory, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a business associate here. We ate outside on the deck. The food was excellent. I had a club sandwich with onion rings. The sandwich was excellent and the onion rings were huge and tasted fantastic. The green beans are unusual and fried. Really incredible.

Thank mfpinhky
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Setting on the river is beautiful. Food portions large so consider sharing. Bets onion rings and ribs! no need for reservation, they move folks through qquickly. Access to area by car only.

Thank Elaine C
Whiteriver, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A-bys-mal Adjective 1.extremely bad; appalling: "the quality of their food is abysmal" synonyms: very bad · dreadful · awful · terrible · frightful · atrocious · disgraceful · deplorable · shameful · hopeless · lamentable · rotten · appalling · crummy · pathetic · pitiful · woeful · useless · lousy · dire · the pits I don't think there... More 

Thank Richard O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good BBQ. Ribs are average and chicken is average. Service was good and we sat outside. It was a warm day, dress for where you sit. The atmosphere was good and there was lots of activity at the restaurant.

Thank Rod L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The barbeque was very good and sitting riverside enjoyable, although visiting bees caught your attention.

Thank connieedwards44
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Many locals advised us to check out Judge's Riverside Restaurant! It was great advice! We met up with a couple of other people and we all loved the variety on the menu and the food was excellent! A couple of us had the brisket sandwich and the brisket dinner, one had a large salad with various toppings, and another one... More 

Thank TammyS61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-433-5798
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?