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Root & Vine

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139 W Union St, Morganton, NC 28655-3459
+1 828-433-1540
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place we never would have found in the pre-TA era. We were driving thru the area and saw the good reviews. This is a great spot in old Morganton. We sat outdoors on a beautiful fall day. Our server was personable and knowledgeable. The menu was creative and varied. We are vegetarian and the garbanzo based burger... More 

Thank Bene-Vino
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I met my friends here on a delightful October Saturday and we were promptly seated on the patio by a fantastic waterfall. Our waitress quickly filled our drink orders, went over the daily specials and gave us time to browse the menu. Each of us ordered something different and each dish was wonderful! I had the Cheerwine BBQ burger with... More 

Thank Zeemie
New York
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were visiting a friend in Morganton and stopped by here since it was top rated. We came for lunch and sat outdoors since it was a nice fall afternoon. My girlfriend has celiac disease so it was great to have a waitress who was patient and able to explain their gluten free options. She ordered a... More 

Thank Darius A
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

In town for a meeting, went to Root & Vine for dinner. Was not expecting much from this little town, but WOW it was probably the best meal I have in awhile. We tried one of every appetizer, the BBQ pork roll was awesome and the oysters with grits were divine. I had the trout with country gravy...it was a... More 

Thank Michael S
Asheville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just happened to visit a store on the square and they said there were two great restaurants within a block. We stopped here first and were studying the menu when some customers walked by and told us the food was great. They were right. The crab cakes were delicious and the mussels too. We both chose the trout (only later... More 

Thank 246Gramps
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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307 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I visited for dinner on a weekday. Service is sluggish for a party of one. I started with the Korean BBQ spring roll with kimchi which was excellent. I ordered the highly-recommended duck for main course. Chef suggests medium rare but it is rubbery and lacking flavor. I prefer the duck cooked medium. The wine selection is great and enjoyed... More 

Thank Ralph R
waynesville nc
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Morganton was halfway point to meet friends we hadn't seen for a year. What a treat to find this restaurant for our luncheon meeting! There is a large, lovely patio plus indoor seating. Wine is very reasonably priced and the food we ordered was delicious. When traveling east on I40 from Asheville area, will plan to go there again.

Thank mtncrk
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I was in town for business and looking for a place to have lunch. I was tired of the usual hamburger and sandwich shop. I came upon this lovely gem in the middle of downtown Morganton. Besides, the usual, soup, salad, and sandwiches, there were other wonderful choices including daily specials. I had a French dip sandwich and salad. I... More 

Thank O1624BUcraigw
Lenoir, North Carolina
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tried Root & Vine last week and was so very impressed. Their menu offers a wide variety of choices for something new but also has traditional eats. Wonderful variety of wines and allows one to have a taste before choosing. My only suggestion...offer flavored teas!

Thank Glenda B
Morganton, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is the best that Morganton has to offer. Great location, outdoor seating, delicious food and friendly service with casual atmosphere. The chef is knowledgeable and they can easily accommodate food allergies.

Thank drjgomes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 W Union St, Morganton, NC 28655-3459
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Morganton
  • Phone Number: +1 828-433-1540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?