No doubt, good food and good bargains can put anyone in a Good Mood, and we offer plenty of both. Whether you enjoy Asian fusion, al fresco café dining, gourmet cuisine or just a good old-fashioned bakery or soda shop, Morganton has a table waiting for you. In addition to shopping centers and boutiques in town, you can shop area outlet malls or swing by one of our many galleries for the perfect gift or treasure of your own.

Ready to Dine?

Here are some of our favorite local haunts.

  • Asian Fusion Kitchen
  • Buckhorn Tavern
  • Farm to Fork Eatery
  • Fatz
  • Grind Coffee
  • Habaneros Mexican Restaurant
  • Harbor Inn Seafood
  • Judge’s Riverside Restaurant
  • Jake’s Wayback Hamburgers
  • Kin 2 Kin Japanese and Sushi
  • King Street Café
  • Las Salsas
  • Limbertwig Café
  • Moondog Pizza
  • MoTown Deli Grill
  • Mountain Burrito
  • My Local Bakery
  • The Pie Hole
  • Root & Vine
  • Tokyo Diner Japanese Restaurant
  • Wisteria Southern Gastropub
  • Yianni’s Family Restaurant

Ready to Shop?

Where else can you find artisan crafts, hand-thrown pottery, gifts and designer outlet stores all within a short drive? Grace Ridge Retirement Community puts you minutes from a shopper’s paradise. Spend a day in downtown Morganton, or head to Morganton Heights mall. Looking for bargains? Check out Patron Tanger Outlets just north of us in Blowing Rock, NC and Premium Outlets to the south in Gaffney, SC. And don’t miss antique shopping at Valley Hills Mall and the Furniture Mart in Hickory!