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1505 Roanoke St, Route 11, Christiansburg, VA 24073-2407
+1 540-382-7901
10:30 - 20:30
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Roanoke, VA
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483 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Driving by and decided we would like some ice cream and what better place than an old fashioned drive-in. Unfortunately, the car hop said they only had vanilla ice cream in a cup. We settled for that, but my guess is that the ice cream came out of a grocery store carton - it was certainly not soft serve. The... More 

Thank Hokiechip
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped in on our way north and the experience was wonderful. We were greeted quickly (after finding a parking spot) and the food came out quickly as well. The onion rings were crispy and fresh, the burger was huge and delicious, and the hot dogs hit the spot. We are looking forward to stopping at Dudes on our next... More 

Thank Jesse G
Cape Carteret, United States
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I would recommend a visit to Dude's to anyone and here is why: If you are old enough the remember curb service (headlights on for service)it will bring back memories of the best of that era of food service; if you never had the experience of curb service and wonder what it was like "back in the day", Dude's will... More 

Thank Phil I
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183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is a real throwback to my childhood. One of the few curb service drive-ins left in America. The food is great. Just park, honk your horn, and a car hop will come out and take your order. Typical drive in fare. Burgers, Fries, milkshakes, etc.

Thank RUtraveller
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

First time visit and I will be back! Attendant came right out as soon as so pulled up. Very nice. Food was out in 5 minutes. Burger, fries, drink = $8. Typical like other prices. Food was hot!! Love the crinkle cut fries! My only negative was I had to pick the lettuce off because it wasn't that fresh. It... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Waynesboro, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We always try and pick local places when we are traveling. So we stopped for a quick lunch. There is only outside dining and there are no bathrooms for the public. The food was fine, they bring your order to your car or a picnic table. Waitress was nice and helpful. This was our first and only visit.

Thank calasmy4
Christiansburg, Virginia
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a drive thru because we had our sleeping great grand daughter in the car. Neither one of us were interested in the "normal" drive thru fast food chains. We have been living in Christiansburg for 4 years and never stopped. Curb service got my attention. Pulled in and the car hop was Johnny... More 

Thank Glenn L
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Memories return as my children and I made our way to Dude's for a quick bite to eat. Our favorites always consisted of ice cream filled cones. Whether you plan to take in a nite at the movies in the adjacent drive-in movie theater - or just a celebration on a hot summer nite - you will find the service... More 

Thank Susan M
Christiansburg, Virginia
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

this little drive inn has been around forever.its like a blast from the past when drive ins were everywhere but now almost extinct.every thing is good but some of my favorites are the dude burger,hot dog with chili and slaw and amazing big french fries.its either take out or curb service only.if you like my review please vote for me... More 

Thank mark c
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Love Dudes food....Hotdogs are out of this world. They still taste the same from when I was a young. I still come back each year to Dudes. Service is friendly and fast with a smile. Please never close or change anything.. You are perfect as you are. Thank You very much. My Daughter and Granddaughters now love you to..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Roanoke St, Route 11, Christiansburg, VA 24073-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Christiansburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-382-7901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?