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Abele's Family Restaurant

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2115 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655-4003
+1 828-433-5400
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow , What a gem better than any big chain restaurant. It was voted the best in 2016 and I would have to agree.

Thank Carla B
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for a bite to eat while traveling through the area. I rarely give out 5 star ratings. However for the price, the freshness, the friendly service, and the taste of the food this place earned one. Great southern breakfast.

Thank jahom15
Beckley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dinner on a Friday evening and it was very crowded but we received excellent service. The food was great and had good portion sizes. The vegetable and salad bar was very good also . Plenty to choose from. Prices are about what you would expect. Definitely would eat here again if in the area/

Thank tntnn
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this restaurant recently. The buffet had plenty of food. The only quirk was that you had to order your meat separately if you wanted it. Found that kind of odd.

Thank Kim H
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will not hesitate to return to Abele's. The potato soup was hot and delicious. Salad and vegetable bars very good. Food was hot.

Thank HopeCattles
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping through on our way to Biltmore, we found this family restaurant. I chose the chopped steak, while my wife selected the grilled pork chops. Everything was well cooked and delicious, with great service to boot. We'd definitely come back.

Thank Martin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, how do I explain this place. This is the biggest and best breakfast buffet I have ever eaten including the ones at ATLANTIS in the bahamas and cruise ship breakfast buffets. The choices are endless, Ham, country ham, sausage links, sausage patties, bacon, steak nuggetts, chicken nuggets, livermush, bologna, and thats just the meats I can remember! They also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch buffet. Both ordered Salad, Soup, Fruit and veggie buffet. Very good selection on the salad bar and veggie bar. Three different soups to choose from which were all very hot. Desert options were also included. Staff started clearing our table while we were both at the bar and we just got them stopped before they sat another... More 

Thank jeffpennell
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent home cooking! Wide variety offered. Plenty of food on the plates. Attentive waitress. We sat beside Floridian firefighters (during the western NC fires) and they even seemed to have been delightfully full when they finished their meal. Great atmosphere.

Thank grandmakoch
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to come here on Turkey Day, and even though I don't do buffet, needed to get myself some turkey and stuffing...and I was not the only one who thought this as the place was packed...the food was pretty good with fresh items coming out almost every ten minutes...the lines were extremely long but I decided long before I... More 

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655-4003
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-433-5400
*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

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