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“Great home cooking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abele's Family Restaurant

Abele's Family Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Morganton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Hickory, North Carolina
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great home cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Collards, cabbage, peach cobbler, pinto beans, mac and cheese, fried okra, cornbread, cheese bisquits and more are on the hot vegetable bar. Or add the soup, salad and fruit bar for just a little extra. Its all you can eat, literally! Able's is consistently good, and inexpensive. The new location is much roomier. Found just north of I-40 on Hwy 18 at exit 105.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Bill M
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New Location, Same Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Abele's moved recently to a new location and added a lot of space. The decor on the inside resembles a country store feel and the new seating provides privacy that was much needed so diners can enjoy their meals. The food remains unchanged and still taste wonderful. An ice cream bar/ walk up and eat bar has been added where you can just go to the counter and order or eat off the buffet and do so without any wait---great for someone in a hurry at lunch. The only issue is parking but I guess a full parking lot is a good thing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris D
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Morganton, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Onion Rings Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We eat here several times a year. They have a good salad bar and I like the vegetable soup from the buffet. I usually get the Rib-eye Steak Sandwich and my husband gets the Steak and Cheese and we split an order of onion rings. They have the best onion rings I've had anywhere. They have moved to a new building across the road from where they used to be.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gracieballerina
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Lexington
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cheese Biscuits to die for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I chose the country buffet and ordered the Fried Chicken Breast as my meat. You can get the buffet and then order from a selection of meats that they bring out a serving to you. There were no meats on the buffet. The buffet is a country buffet (Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mac & Cheese, Pasta Salad, Carrot Salad, Green Beans, etc.) plus their salad bar. They made Cheese Biscuits similar to Red Lobster - only better. Plus there was Peach Cobbler and Banana Pudding on the buffet line. I really enjoyed the mashed potatoes and the melt in your mouth Cheese Biscuits.

The decor was plastered with all sorts of signs, toy cars, photos and funny sayings. They have a huge assortment (100+) of candy. This family style restaurant was somewhat busy around 2:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon.

The best part of Abele's is by far the price. Around $7 for some really good home cooking. I drove right pass a Wendy's, McDonald's, and Arby's.

I will definitely stop and eat here when I am back in the Morganton area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love the breakfast buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

Great food and variety on the breakfast buffet. Excellent value! Love that they have the buffet til 11!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluegrassblake
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