Our warm and inviting dining room offers residents both elegant and casual dining, as well as menus that make every meal memorable. Hearty breakfasts to start the day. Healthy favorites like grilled chicken. Tasty side dishes and fresh, local produce. Savory cuisine infused with ethnic flavor. Let our chefs whip up something special for you, or visit one of Morganton’s many local restaurants.

What’s your food philosophy?

“Comfort and love. The “love” comes from using only quality simple ingredients, prepared with care. The “comfort” is found in traditional homestyle dishes, elevated to a new level. My goal at Grace Ridge is to deliver restaurant quality food and service to each resident – because they deserve it.”

– Grace Ridge Executive Chef, Chris Lanza

“I’ve had the finest caviar in Russia, Pheasant under glass in Paris, cheeseburger under a hubcap in Glen Alpine, but never had a better meal than tonight’s fried chicken drumsticks, fried green tomatoes, and fried okra. My compliments to the chef!” – Grace Ridge Resident

Ben Holland, Sous Chef

Healthy (and Tasty) Meals Await

Our culinary team is dedicated to making meals both delectable and nutritious so you have the energy to play. From healthy breakfast options to protein-packed lunches and snacks, our dining program helps residents maintain a balanced diet without sacrificing taste. Grace Ridge also offers many ways to enjoy your meals with dining room, takeout or delivery options.

Explore Local Fare

When it comes to great food, Morganton, NC doesn’t disappoint. Sample local fare with seasonal menus, grab a treat at a local bakery, unwind over a fine meal at one of downtown Morganton’s eclectic restaurants or sip bubbly at one of the many local wineries. And when you’re ready for something new, take your palate to nearby Black Mountain, Blowing Rock, Hickory or Lenoir.

Dietary Restrictions? No Problem!

Just because you have a restricted diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or variety. Let our chefs and registered dietitian know if you have dietary restrictions or allergies, and our culinary team will be happy to create dishes around your nutritional needs.

Café & Lounge (coming soon!)

For even more dining choices, residents will be soon be able to enjoy lighter, grab-and-go fare like pre-made salads, sandwiches and baked goods at our café and lounge. Sit and relax with an ice cream cone, stop in to pick up a morning coffee and fresh croissant before heading out for the day or catch up with friends over a beer or glass of bubbly.

The café will also offer outdoor seating with a retractable awning for sunshade, propane fire circle for chilly winter nights, unobstructed mountain views and plenty of fresh air.

Coronavirus Precautions

The health of our residents and team members is our number one priority. For information regarding Grace Ridge’s Coronavirus precautions, please see below.