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Dude's Drive-In

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1505 Roanoke St, Route 11, Christiansburg, VA 24073-2407
540-382-7901
Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the Hotdogs

I'm kind of a hot dogs snob but Dude's cut's the mustard if you know what I mean. Didn't enjoy the burger but the hot dogs are #1 in my book.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm kind of a hot dogs snob but Dude's cut's the mustard if you know what I mean. Didn't enjoy the burger but the hot dogs are #1 in my book.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The "Large Fish!" It's a sandwich, and it's a deep-fried slab of some kind of white fish, but it's on a substantial six inch hoagie roll, and they will dress the sandwich any way you want. I am an onion lover, so I ask for SIX slices of onion on my "Large Fish," and they always deliver, with six beautiful,... More 

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I read an article about this drive-in in a regional magazine. The reviews were stellar.... My personal experience not so good. The hot dogs were over steamed soggy messes. The hot dog was some kind of weird red color that made me not want to eat it. We were assured by the curb girl that the onion rings were the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food served by great car hops. This is a landmark in the New River Valley. You have got to try the Dude Burger!

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dude's has been around forever it seems. I cannot imagine Christiansburg without a Dude's. If you want to experience what a drive-in restaurant was like in the 1950s, this is the place for you. The food is still cooked in the same style. You won't find sandwiches topped with mango chutney or cinnamon butter. I have never gotten fries that... More 

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Savannah GA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

BLUF: good food, fair prices and a change of pace. Located adjacent to a Drive In theater, Dude's is a good choice to get a decent burger or the other usual fare. The hamburger was good and served with the usual condiments and a big slice of white onion. The onion rings (probably from a bag) were alright as were... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Park in the lot, eat in your car. Waitressess come out and take your order! Good big burgers and fries, a step above fast food, nothing fancy

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is a wonderful old school drive-in burger and hot dog joint; We just love the car service… no drive through here! They actually take your order and deliver your food with a personal touch. They even checked back several times to make sure everything is fine. The chili dogs were wonderful and the fries were just as you remember... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Drove past this joint on my way out if town and flipped a U-ey and headed back. It's an old school drive-in burger joint, with the only way to get service being to park in a spot outside the tiny building and wait for someone to come and take your order. There is no drive through, and no inside sit-down... More 

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Frederick
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159 reviews 159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

When I am in the area, I always go by for a chili dog and fries. This is the best kept secret of the area, a bona fide drive-in, the great kind we had before McDonald's swept the land. Too bad Dude's was not franchised, but maybe that would have eroded its charm. Drive up and almost immediately a curb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Roanoke St, Route 11, Christiansburg, VA 24073-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Christiansburg
  • Phone Number: 540-382-7901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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