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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

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128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Morganton, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Location by the Catawba River. Good BBQ and Chicken Fingers! Awesome Cheese Sticks, my favorites in Morganton.

Thank Hiketographer
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Dinner at Judges Riverside in Morganton NC was a horrible experience!!! Seated no problem and ordered but then waited 50 mins for our food. Complained to manager at 40 min point and he said it was because of what we ordered but I saw people seated after us being served Ribs n BBQ chicken etc and isn't that their speciality????... More 

Thank MSgt M
Nebo, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This was my first visit to Judge's, located right behind Ingles supermarket on the west side of Morganton along the Catawba River. We were seated promptly and our server appeared right after we were seated to take our beverage order. I order the brisket sandwich with onion rings and the salad bar. This is one of the better salad bars... More 

Thank jleonjr
Morganton, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had a client in and was looking for a good place for lunch. Food was good and service was good as well. Chicken fingers were the best my client had ever eaten. Only problem was them removing side salad from menu and replacing it with a trip to salad bar which was expensive and more than we wanted

Thank adwood81
Clemmons, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food was great and our waiter, Josh was excellent. We were on a tight time line for lunch and when we explained this to him, he made sure our food came out quickly and that are check was ready. The location by the river is peaceful and beautiful.

Thank mkhitchcock
Clayton, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

ate recently on a saturday evening. after short wait we were seated and drink orders taken. they appeared to be busy but not overly so. orders were taken promptly. the wait for our meals to arrive was considerably longer than on previous visits. other orders at our table were sorted out and placed on table. when orders arrived at our... More 

Thank rogerc1234
Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Good food and service. Decent pricing and choice of eating outside right next to a river is also a very nice option for those that enjoy scenery.

Thank CindyRodriguez16
Mooresville, North Carolina
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

While working in town a co worker recommended Judge's for lunch. We decided to go and give it a try. The location of the restaurant was pretty awesome being on the river and I bet it would be fun in the summer. There was a group of us and all got different meals. I had the pulled pork plate with... More 

Thank CaribbeanSidewinder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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