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Judge's Riverside Restaurant

128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
+1 828-433-5798
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
128 Greenlee Ford Rd, Morganton, NC 28655-4249
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Morganton, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Judges specializes in barbecue, ribs and chicken. They offer a superb salad bar and an extensive menu. Seating is inside and outside (weather permitting). A great place for a couple or a group. Near the greenway and soccer complex.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a wonderful place to dine and enjoy the scenery. During the warmer days, we like to sit outside on the balcony by the water. I never leave unsatisfied. I actually order more than I can eat and end up with a box...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the name states it is located next to a nice river. There is outdoor seating available, offering relaxing, peaceful views of the river and the huge shade trees. The food was quite good with the exception of the onion rings. The rings were lightly...More

Thank Wldng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeking a dinner close by after golf at Mimosa Hills, we dined st Judge's. Sitting on the covered deck was a nice and relaxing with a view of the Catawba River. The restaurant is on the riverbank making a scenic setting. They have plenty of...More

Thank mixaconsulting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a business associate here. We ate outside on the deck. The food was excellent. I had a club sandwich with onion rings. The sandwich was excellent and the onion rings were huge and tasted fantastic. The green beans are unusual and fried....More

Thank mfpinhky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Setting on the river is beautiful. Food portions large so consider sharing. Bets onion rings and ribs! no need for reservation, they move folks through qquickly. Access to area by car only.

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A-bys-mal Adjective 1.extremely bad; appalling: "the quality of their food is abysmal" synonyms: very bad · dreadful · awful · terrible · frightful · atrocious · disgraceful · deplorable · shameful · hopeless · lamentable · rotten · appalling · crummy · pathetic · pitiful...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good BBQ. Ribs are average and chicken is average. Service was good and we sat outside. It was a warm day, dress for where you sit. The atmosphere was good and there was lots of activity at the restaurant.

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The barbeque was very good and sitting riverside enjoyable, although visiting bees caught your attention.

Thank connieedwards44
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank TammyS61
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Eddie A
Coming to zipline at the Beanstalk on labor day this year. Y'all open for lunch that day?
1 September 2016|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I a not sure. I suggest you call them and ask.
Hi, I live in New York and need to send some food to my relative in Morganton. Would I be able to place an order, pay for it over the phone& you would deliver the food to their home? Can you please let me know. Thank you so much, Suzie
2 March 2016|
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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
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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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...