Located in Downtown Bellingham, WaShington
202 E Holly St Suite 117
Bellingham, Wa 98225
Open 11am - 10pm daily
Who We Are
Opening the doors in August 2016, Brotha Dudes is a family owned business offering fresh, delicious food that is both affordable and quick. The homemade falafel, seasoned baked chicken and corned beef simmered to perfection are enhanced by a variety of sauces that are made in-house. Brotha Dudes uses fresh ingredients daily, nothing comes from our freezer except for ice, we don't use anything from a can, WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A MICROWAVE!
With local artwork decorating the walls, a wide range of great music playing (which varies by staff), and genuinely friendly people at your service, Brotha Dudes creates good vibes and fresh eats for a great experience.
Where we come from
Julius and Briana Stoker moved to Bellingham, WA in the spring of 2016 to be closer to their daughter, Chanelle, and grandson, Nyjah. After 32 years of marriage, which included raising a family filled with little league, football, softball, and dance; the Stokers were ready for round two.
As a former Executive Chef, Julius has always enjoyed preparing amazing meals for family and friends, so opening a restaurant was a natural choice and became the family’s next adventure.
In 2015, the Stokers son, Duncan, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Mexico to Canada. Duncan completed the entire trail in six months, even though it was his first backpacking experience. He contributes part of his success to his parents' support and encouragement. A large part of planning for the PCT is preparing and shipping the weekly food supply to designated towns. Julius and Briana spent a good part of 2015 cooking and dehydrating everything from Chili Verde to spaghetti and fresh fruit. Briana even made high-calorie protein bars with nuts, fruit, cereal and more.
The PCT is about hiking your own hike, discovering who you are, what is important to you and what you are capable of in the face of adversity. It is during this time that backpackers are given trail names by their fellow hikers, and Duncan earned the trail name "Brotha Dude." 'Brotha,' came from being a constant source of motivation, “Brotha, you can do it," "Brotha, we got this." As for 'Dude' you will need to watch The Big Lebowski…. :)
One evening in July of 2016, the family was literally sitting around the kitchen table trying to come up with a name for the restaurant when Duncan’s trail name was suggested. After a couple of hours of negotiating it was done; "Brotha Dudes" was going to be Bellingham’s newest restaurant. It was at that same table that many of the menu items such as the Dudes Blunt and the Dudes Sandwich were conceived. Julius and Duncan, along with Duncan’s best friend, CJ, experimented with different types of food, sauces, and ingredients, adding this, decreasing that. All parts of experimentation that eventually turned itself into Brotha Dudes' menu.
Brotha Dudes is built on Family, Love
Respect, and Individuality!
Thanks for Brotha Dudin'
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