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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (44 reviews)
“smoked chicken” (26 reviews)
“onion rings” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
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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...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed August 27, 2017

The location along the river is beautiful and relaxing. Very enjoyable sitting on deck to eat. Service was pretty good especially since we had a group of 18. Did have to ask for a couple of items several times. Drinks were served in styrofoam cups...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I had the Judge Plate meal, 1/4 smoke chicken, two pork ribs, BBQ and two sides. My friends about the same thing. The food was really good. The tangy sauces was not to hot. It was a good meal. We ate at the upper deck...More

Thank HenryNC7
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We were passing through and saw ads for Judges. The location looked inviting so we went. It was pretty busy. The tables are nothing major, just average along with the chairs. The service was a bit hit or miss. The young people up front did...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I love Judges! The food is always delicious. The staff is always friendly and efficient. The view is beautiful and serene. Indoor/outdoor eating places. In the wintertime, they have a huge fireplace that is so warm and relaxing. I recommend this place highly.

Thank SueBunch
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We used to live in Morganton and frequented this restaurant. Although we have not been there in awhile, I would still recommend it. We have always liked it. It sits right on the Catawba River that runs through Morganton. Food has always been good and...More

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Enjoy eating here. They have good food. Sundays they have buffet. Food is reasonably priced and the outdoor area is very nice next to the river. They have live entertainment outside on weekends. Great place!

Thank Renee J
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Over the years I have stopped here for lunch several times. Made time to pull off of I-40 and sit for lunch with a view. The food is solid. The chicken fingers are awesome. The deck is beautiful. It is definitely worth the drive!

Thank cavwalker
Reviewed August 7, 2017

My family came to Judge's on Saturday night for dinner. We were immediately disappointed with the waiting area, which was extremely small & hot which forced the majority of my family to stand outside (in temperatures over 80 degrees) because it was cooler. After being...More

2  Thank nctraveler89
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here forever. Through the years, they have had ups and downs. On balance, very good. Went there for lunch this week. It was superb! My wife got the salad bar and it was terrific. I ordered the Judges Lunch Combo w/ Onion...More

Thank 899harveyd
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Eddie A
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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