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All 101 The Villages Restaurants

Cody's Original Roadhouse

1041 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 259-8500
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Ranked #37 of 101 Restaurants in The Villages
Price range: $0 - $25
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: You'll only need to look around Cody's to see why "Original" is our middle name. You'll enter an era gone by, when things were simpler, more casual and definitely more relaxed. Tubs of roasted peanuts are available throughout for snackin', crackin' or throwin' on the floor. You'll enjoy Cody's fresh cut, flame broiled, USDA prime and choice Steaks, Prime Rib, Rotisserie Chicken, Pork Back Ribs, Fresh, Fresh Fish, Burgers, Fajitas and more. At Cody's, we're proud of our expert cooking skills and we've put the grill front and center for your viewing.All told, Cody's Original Roadhouse is a fun, casual, family friendly Roadhouse that serves "Just Plain Good Food®". You won't go home hungry or broke - you'll just go home happy!
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Central Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Cody's has two locations in the Villages, this Lakeshore drive location, and one just off SR 44, in the new Brownwood Town square, which is actually in Wildwood, FL. We have eaten at both, numerous times, and have never had a bad visit. The have early bird menu from 4-6, and twofer Happy Hour from 4-7. I had the large... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,003 reviews 1,003 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The place is on the lake in lake Sumter landing. It is incredabely loud and noisy it is one of those peanut restaurants that is focused on the bar and karokie crowd.

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Summerfield, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to come here after going to the movies and enjoying the Colonial days event. Our waitress was very friendly and we quickly ordered. We ordered only water to drink and after we received the meal, our waitress realized we hadn't received our drinks. My husband ordered the Haddock dinner, fried. He was so looking froward... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Decided to give Codys another chance at the new location in brownwood. Boy what a let down. You heard the saying of where's the beef this one is where's the fish. 5 of us in the group ordered the fish and no one had anything nice to say about the dinner except where is the fish. Breading was thick and... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Cody's is a chain restaurant with a rustic theme, free in-shell peanuts, a good bar and a large menu. The food is good! It is a little better than average but not good enough for a "very good" rating, particularly by comparison to a number of excellent dining options in The Villages. I've never had a particularly good or bad... More 

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Friston, Eastbourne United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

my wife took me here this evening as a 50th birthday treat. NEVER AGAIN. We were suprised that it wasnt as busy as on our previous visits, & now know why....... Our server, Joyce should have been in a care home, she was completely & utterly useless. Messed up our drinks order & was far too busy talking to get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was excellent. We were put at a broken table which was brought to a manager's attention and he just didn't care. We were not offered another table. We both had steak. My first piece was full of fat and grissle after that. My husband's first piece was good and then grissle after that. No one has an option... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a horrible dining experience where are food was not cooked to order and encountered confrontational staff and manager telling us we were wrong. Feedback was given in detail to the experience on their website, and no response has been received. This shows a lack of customer service not having the courtesy to even address/follow up on the issue.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cody's is good. The decor is rustic, but carefully done. Good for smiles! A bucket of peanuts is on the table, and a judicious number of peanut shells on the floor for ambiance. There is variety on the menu, and I've never had a poor meal. Although there are steaks and ribs aplenty, I usually get a mushroom-swiss burger. Yumm... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had the fried haddock and it was delicious. I would not recommend the onion rings however. Took my left overs home and they were better the next day.

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Additional Information about Cody's Original Roadhouse

Address: 1041 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone Number: (352) 259-8500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

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