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“Nice view by river, so-so food”

Judge's Riverside Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 114 Restaurants in Morganton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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...
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch on the deck on a lovely afternoon, overlooking the river. Nice view of river. We split The Judge between 2 of us. The pork was pretty good, the ribs were very hard to get the meat off the bone and the chicken was ok. It wasn't that bus. The parking lot was completely full, but we don't know where people were, there was lots of empty tables on a Sunday at lunch. Service was very slow, but we saw better service at other tables. The deck could use some cleaning of spider webs. It was a disappointment, places with a nice water view are hard to find. If we returned I would just stick to the BBQ pork.

Thank Debbi D
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I visited Judge's with a group. We had reservations and were seated promptly on the porch when we arrived with an excellent view of the river. The onion rings are made on the premises and are excellent and recommended as is the smoked half chicken which was tender and flavorful. Large salad bar. Service at one table in our group was a little slow.

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Thank Jim R
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Late lunch on labor day. Had to wait a few min. but not bad. Food was great, but could have used more staff. We had fish-n-chips, brisket sandwich, and pulled pork sandwich. Everyone happy and full.

Thank Kenny P
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

It was pretty good for lunch. Tea was good. Beautiful area and lots of shade on deck outside. Deck overlooks river.

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

I had The Judge (which the waitress recommended) pulled pork, 2 ribs and 1/4 of a chicken with two sides: white Cole slaw and fries. It was delicious. I went during the week so it was not crowded and we sat on the deck overlooking the river. I really enjoyed the pork it was tender and seasoned just right. The ribs were fall off the bones yummy. Cole slaw and fries were good. I did take home half the pork and chicken. Enjoyed walking around the grounds and over to the park area to investigate the river. Great location with yummy food. I will come back again!!

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Thank Debbie B
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