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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
Review of Dude's Drive-In

Dude's Drive-In
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“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 via mobile

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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Frederick
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“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
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2 Thank Duvel11Frederick
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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Thank Lauren R
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Chiefland, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dudes 1#”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have been eating at dudes since I was a child, I have moved to Florida and every time I am in town I have to go by, and eat at Dudes. The folks there are friendly and the food is excellent!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Tracy M
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Floyd, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quick!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Dudes is very efficient, i've never had to wait longer than 5 minutes. Love their cheeseburgers, very juicy!! Great place for a quick lunch!

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Chaffin112809
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