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“Just good burgers” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dude's Drive-In

Dude's Drive-In
1505 Roanoke St, Route 11, Christiansburg, VA 24073-2407
540-382-7901
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Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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“Just good burgers”
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

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A trip back to the good old day's and service the way it should be!”
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 them from the old days. Can’t wait for a return visit soon!.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tough to fit into review categories, but a treat with real car service and no option other.”
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 option. It's great! On each of the outside walls there are big placards with menu items. I had the Dude Burger, onion rings and a chocolate shake. 9 bucks. Sat in the parking lot with the other diet violators and savored it. Can't wait to go back and try the chili burger to see if it is in same league as Tommy's in LA. Not many of these kinds of places left on earth, so try it while you still can.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick
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“Old-Fashioned Spot”
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 side person takes your order. Within minutes, your food is in hand. Choices are immense.
Prices are much below franchise prices. Go! You'll be adding Dude's to the places you love, too!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“BEST LITTLE DRIVE-IN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

You cannot go wrong with any choice on the menu!!!But The DUDE Burger is to die for...Still locally owed and operated

Visited November 2012
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