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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“smoked chicken” (25 reviews)
“onion rings” (14 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Judge’s easily has the best setting of any restaurant in Morganton.The porch overlooks the river so if the weather is nice,request to sit there.The food is good but it’s not going to blow you away.If you want a better quality meal,go to Treat or Root...More

Thank HardJax
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

They do tenders and BBQ, with the same old sides. They've done it for YEARS. If that's what you want, no problem. If you want something fresh, with flavor, and new then don't go here.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Judges variety of food will please everyone: BBQ, fish, vegetarian, low cal, salad bar. The portions are large. We always take home leftovers. The restaurant is right next to the Catawba river and Greenway. The restaurant has a large deck for the warm months and...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Great setting for a great BBQ meal. Pork BBQ was top notch. Green Beans some of the best I have had and the sweet potato casserole was very very good. A little hard to find but worth the trip. Look for the sign in front...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Judge's local take on tradition works. Excellent fish and chips, great BBQ and smoked chicken. Good chicken fingers and a large salad bar should give everybody in the group a great dinner.

Thank Julia353
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I recently traveled to Asheville,NC and stopped for lunch at Judges Riverside Restuarant I had a plate called "The Judge" it had a quarter of a chicken, four huge ribs and a nice portion of Barbeque which all was Barbecued just right...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Great selection and all food was well prepared sercce friendly pet grounds outside tables views super

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Judge's is on the Catawba River and has a great view. The food is delicious and is a place you should go when in the Morganton, NC area.

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I've raved about this place in the past, but recent visits forced me to amend my recommendations. On two recent visits, the ribs were tough as leather and chewy (in the past, they've been fall-off-the-bone tender). Last night, the smoked chicken had a funky smell...More

Thank Imom007
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop and eat in Morganton on the way back from Asheville. Judges has a great variety on their the menu from steak to seafood. My kids enjoyed the chicken tenders, my wife and I enjoyed the the brisket and smoked chicken.

Thank M R
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Eddie A
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I a not sure. I suggest you call them and ask.
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Response from russbcater | Property representative |
Hi Suzie, If you contact Judge's Riverside and ask for David Troutman (General Manager), I'm sure that he can help you. Restaurant number (828) 433-5798. If you have any trouble getting through my cell # (828) 403-3616 Thank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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