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“Good ole Country Cooking”

Abele's Family Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 111 Restaurants in Morganton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: *Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner *Breakfast Bar Daily Soup Salad & Fruit & Veggie Bar Daily *Full Breakfast Menu *Full Lunch & Dinner Menu *Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steaks, Chicken, Ribs & Much More *Homemade Desserts & Delicious Ice Cream Creations *Good Old Country Cooking *An Eclectic Decor With Nostalgia From The Last 50 Years *Banquet Room With Seating Up To 40 for Private Parties *Diner Counter with 8 Stools *Ice Cream Shop *Candy Store *Outdoor Patio
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well Abele's is great for a family get together. They have the best country cooking buffet in town. Lots of choices of veggies, salads, fruits, and meat entrees. Very reasonable prices and the service is very good as well. This gem is just off the 1-40 freeway nestled among much fast food ....if you are tired of the fast pace try Abele's.
The atmosphere is a throwback to the 50s & 60s but really cool and much more interesting than boring ole matching wall paper in an updated contemporary decor'...just saying this place has personality!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great buffet! Fast and friendly service. Wonderful family environment.. no country style steak on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night but plenty of other options!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here based on reviews. It was a Friday evening at dinner time and the line was out the door which seemed promising. Once inside the menu has hundreds of options which is a bit overwhelming, and after reading about the buffet and actually seeing it, it’s underwhelming. This place is average at that. Son got a burger which he ate, but the fries were soggy. Hubby got the black bean burger which seemed frozen, I sampled the buffet and a baked potato, and it was fair. We won’t be stopping here again. We wish we would have went to Cracker Barrel.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

As 'NCPirate' said in his review from last week, it's easy to miss this place as they still have an old sign up at an abandoned location. If you continue past the old building, you'll find the new location a very short distance along the same road, between Captain D's and Las Salsas restaurant.

Abele's has one of the largest buffets I've ever encountered; they have a soup/salad/fruit bar, as well as a hot vegetable bar which includes cornbread. If you wish, you may also choose one of 10 types of meat to accompany the hot veg bar, or the hot veg bar + soup/salad/fruit bar.

In addition to the buffet bars, there is also an extensive à la carte menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options. The cuisine is primarily Southern American fare, although they had some other unexpected options such as Jamaican jerk chicken and wild Alaskan salmon steak. The portions are very generous; the slice of coconut cream pie I received was gigantic!

Our server was very polite and attentive. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. The restaurant is quite large and has an interesting, maze-like layout; although there were many other diners present, the twists and turns of the layout kept the noise level to a pleasant hum. There is also small country store attached to the restaurant, selling things like candy, and locally-produced honey, jams, etc.

My only complaint was the restroom: it was in dire need of a cleaning (and looked to have been this way for some time). It was so bad that I turned around and left as soon as I opened the door. Everything else appeared to be quite clean, so I was very surprised to find the restroom in such a terrible state.

All in all, though, it was a good experience, and each family member said they would be happy to return again next time we're in the area.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My Husband and were on our Way home from a weekend in the mountains yesterday feeling a bit hungry pulled off the bypass to grab a bite seen the sign for this place which by the way was SLAMMED on Sunday. Wanting something besides fast food and seeing the crowd thought this place was a must try . We both opted for the soup, salad , and hot vegetable bar. Everything was good and hot . The Buffet was kept clean and the food was kept fresh . The Salad bar had lots to offer . There were 3 different soups . And Hot Veggies included fried okra, mashed potatoes, gravy , Mac and cheese , pintos, corn bread and so much more . This place also offers a large variety of things on the menu . If you are driving thru it's a good place to check out . We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Christina W
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