Formerly one of the very best Shoney's in the country, really! Owner Wayne Abele and family moved here from Florida and for many years operated a very successful franchise restaurant here. While receiving many awards, wide recognition and high reviews, the restaurant remained the local favorite. Many patrons regularly travel some distance, eager to return! The décor is definitely unique, sure to keep you amused for hours! Don't have that much time? Not to worry...never the same for long-they're always adding something interesting to it! Over the last few years several new restaurants have opened in Morganton, some of which remain, but many have gone. The novelty seems to wear off soon and again Abele's remains the local favorite! A few years ago the Abele family was able to "throw off" the franchise obligations, rental of property, etc. purchase a vacant old steakhouse property (just across the road), relocated, remodeled, and redecorated in amazing fashion! Some old favorites remain on the menu, but like the décor, it too is uniquely Abele's...not Shoney's! Best soup/salad/fruit and vegetable bar around, always new specials, too. Breakfast bar? None better, anywhere! The breakfast bar is also especially popular on late Friday evenings 'till closing! In short, if you thought family dining with just the right atmosphere, great service, exceptional food choices, unbelievable value, in a convenient location, owned and operated by the best people in the business just wasn't possible, one trip to Abele's is sure to change your mind! A very important part of the community, and staffed now with second generation Abeles, expect to come here for many more years! Located just off of I-40 exit 105. Y'all come!
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