My wife and I chose this restaurant for dinner because of the excellent tripadvisor reviews. Driving up to the restaurant, we thought, "Hmmm… looks kind of small and dark from the outside -- hope it's as good as they say." Once inside, it was actually bright, warm, and cozy (see photos), and we received immediate attention from a very friendly waitress. As for the food, the best I can describe it (besides "outstanding") is truly inspired and among the best restaurant meals we have ever had, comparable perhaps to a few I have had in Manhattan -- the main differences being that it cost about one-fourth as much at Food Dudes and, maybe even better, when you exit Food Dudes you're in North Carolina.☺ I might add that their homemade hot sauce is excellent and available for purchase to take home.
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