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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” (45 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 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
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Hard combination to beat! Sat on the back deck overlooking the river on a beautiful evening. Server was wonderful, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. She made some suggestions and we took her up on them and she was spot on! Wings and ribs were fabulous! The...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Had lunch on their back deck today. Gorgeous view of the Catawba river. I had the brisket sandwich with spicy cole slaw and a baked sweet potato. All paired up with an icy cold "Blue Moon". It was heavenly! Service was very quick and personable....More

Thank John W
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Great food, Great Service, Wonderful views of the river. Grounds are well kept and inviting. We will definitely visit again.

Thank Robin K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Lovely place to dine right on the Catawba river next door to a beautiful popular park. Several levels and rooms for dining inside with large windows to view the river along with lots of outdoor covered and uncovered decks. One room has a huge fireplace...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Great lunch. Wife had salad bar, fresh, fresh! I had pulled pork (small) with wonderful onion rings and baked beans. Nice view overlooking river. Waitress Sam was icing on the cake.

Thank John C
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service, beautiful river view. Everything we tried deserves 5 stars! Thank you, Christina to be taking care of us.

Thank Verzo
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This was recommended to us by the young men at the Beanstalk Zipline. We were not disappointed. My nieces and nephews are somewhat picky eaters and 3 of the 4 wanted the salad bar when they saw it AND were very happy with their selection....More

Thank 41Wahine
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Decent food, don't get the onion rings though. Wonderful service although the tables were sticky and pretty dirty.

2  Thank Malachi P
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Visiting from FL, we thought we would try somewhere local with a good rating. Sorely disappointed. After waiting over 40 minutes for chicken tenders, a sandwich and steak tips that were extremely overcooked...this place is more like cafeteria food. If that's what you're looking for,...More

2  Thank Tammy J
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Eddie A
August 31, 2016|
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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, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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