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Food Dudes

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1216 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
+1 252-441-7994
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and son and I had a delicious dinner at The Food Dudes recently. I had a wonderful piece of grilled mahi mahi which was served with jasmine rice and mango salsa. My son loved his hamburger. My husband had fried mahi mahi which he said was very good. I loved the key lime pie which had a delicious... More 

Thank mainelover99
Northfield, Ohio
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish we had eaten here the first night we were in town because we would have eaten there all three evenings. It's not much to look at from the outside, but totally filled with character on the inside. The food was delicious and fresh. I had the cornmeal fried mahi mahi wrap and it was excellent!. The service was... More 

Thank HarleyFamily073
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hamburgers and fries!!! Went on a recommendation from our hotel and we loved it!! Ate way too much!!

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King George, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Speedy service, a great selection of beer, and perfectly-spiced tuna tacos made this a wonderful visit for me ;-}

Thank Carleen C
Charlottesville, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited twice on our trip to the beach last summer -- each time was excellent. I'd highly recommend the blackened fish tacos and the cheese sauce. The staff was really kind and took time to talk to us despite being busy. It was a great experience and it's 100% worth the wait.

Thank Tara W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place was by far the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. The selection and food was phenomenal. They had a good selection of beers and wines. The prices were perfect and the service was excellent. I had the bacon avocado cheeseburger, with the famous waffle fries. My girlfriend had the fish tacos blackened! We also shared the mac... More 

Thank Torrie S
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I had the blackened Mahi salad. It was good, not great. Kind of tasteless. I asked for the Balsamic Vinaigrette and it helped the flavor a great deal. The serving was a good size. My friend had the Fish Tacos with beans and rice which she said was great.

Thank maggywells
North Carolina, USA
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Visiting the Wright Brothers memorial and were trying to find a place for lunch. After several attempts going to restaurants that were closed for the season, we came upon Food Dudes. A small restaurant in a small strip of businesses. The place is small, seats probably 20 at the most. Service was good, prices reasonable, but the food just so,... More 

Thank nc2gulf57
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Dinner time during the summer, expect a wait. The wait is well worth it as the service, food, cleanliness and friendliness are one of a kind. It's small, sit at a table or the bar and wait staff will be very attentive and courteous. Food~delicious fish tacos(Taco Thursday), salads, sandwiches, fish of all types, full service bar, too. Give it... More 

Thank Jane R
Salt Lake City, Utah
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We ended up trying this place after the marathon due to lots of other restaurants being closed. It turned out to be a great surprise. The service was great. The food was delicious. Try the shrimp spring rolls, they are yummy. We also really enjoyed the bbq chicken quesadilla. Solid food all around.

Thank Laura C

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7994

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