Dudes Celebrates 65 Years Of Familiar Faces

 

November 17, 2017

Forrest Hershberger

Chamber Ambassadors congratulated the Gorman family for 65 years operating Dude's Steakhouse & Brandin' Iron Bar recently. The business was started in 1952 by Deward & Florence Jelinek. It is now in the fourth and the fifth generations.

On the west edge of Sidney is a brick building with two shared identities, three really inside one location. It is a place where comfort food is redundant because the family is introducing the newest generation to consistent food the community is comfortable with.

It is an enterprise that started as a liquor store, then a bar and liquor store, before evolving into a restaurant, bar and dance hall.

In its early days, Dudes lived the example of "farm to table," except it was a restaurant table. Some of the dishes served in the early days were from animals raised on Dude's ranch. That all cha...



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