Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (January 2014) At SoDo’s Hudson, on a busy stretch of Marginal Way, the Southern-inspired food is hearty, the service is tattooed, friendly and efficient, and nobody will lift a brow if you order a Rainier before noon. If you’re smart, you’ll follow it with the cheesy grits, a savory bowlful stirred up with a handful of crisped bacon, a fried egg resting right on top, toast on the side ($7.95). Not at all complicated, it’s just right.
TomDouglas.com “A delicious fun Sunday morning at the Hudson!! Started the morning off with a Beer Mimosa. That’s right- Highlife, “The Champagne of Beers,” and orange juice. Housemade chicken fried steak served with awesome gravy and scrambled eggs (photo bottom). Next we tried a “BLET-” Bacon, Lettuce, Egg, and Tomato- served with French fries (photos top left and middle). And last, a Monte Cristo that melted in your mouth (photo top right). Yummy! It was a great way to start off a Sunday.”
Seattle Weekly “Hudson is a slightly gentrified quasi-dive, a snug brick box with tall windows on three sides surrounding a horseshoe lunch counter/bar. It concentrates on Southern-flavored diner fare, especially at breakfast: grits, hash, biscuits and gravy, pulled pork (among other things, the delicious stuffing for a burrito-sized omelet) and $3.50 “beermosas”- beer and OJ. The entire interior and all the furnishings are brown or black. The clientele, about as eclectic as Seattle can offer, includes hipsters, bikers, barflies, gay couples, soccer moms and dads, and even, amazingly, some people who can’t be simplistically categorized.”
The Seattle Times “The best blackened catfish I’ve ever tasted. Admittedly, I was raised on the fried version, but this was outstanding — succulent, its mild flavor seared in and a spicy red sauce providing excitement. The chard that came with it was tart and toothsome . . . Hudson’s offers the best pub/diner food I’ve had south of the West Seattle Bridge — for that matter, north of the West Seattle Bridge. I’m going back, and I’m getting the chicken-fried steak. Don’t try and stop me.”