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Cody's Original Roadhouse

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1041 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 259-8500
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You'll only need to look around Cody's to see why "Original" is our middle...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This was the best place we found in The Villages to have lunch!

After being turned away from eating on the patio at Sonny's because of our dogs being with us and leaving Johnny Rockets after an B**** old woman there asked us if our dogs were going to pee on the patio. (I don't need the drama) We stopped at Cody's and had a Great Experience. We waited and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Jim E
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After being turned away from eating on the patio at Sonny's because of our dogs being with us and leaving Johnny Rockets after an B**** old woman there asked us if our dogs were going to pee on the patio. (I don't need the drama) We stopped at Cody's and had a Great Experience. We waited and asked if it... More 

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elgin, il
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate an early dinner here with another couple. The place has a "beach-house" flavor and is pretty noisy. We were seated immediately and the waitress came with menus. Drinks arrived promptly, There were specials on the menu, but two of us choose from the regular menu. When the orders were delivered, all four of us had items from the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our family stayed at the KOA down the street in Wildwood and heard about this place. It was, by far, one of the best barbecue restaurants we've dined at. Our deal was especially sweet because we were there on a Thursday night where they offer two entrees for less than $20. This included a crisp salad and warm sweet bread.... More 

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CodysAmerican, Director of Sales at Cody's Original Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Kim! We're so glad you dined with us while you were in town and I'm happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their meal, especially the ribs! We thank you for your compliments and hope to see you next time you're in town! Best, Scott More 

Porterville, California
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not having catfish in quite a while, thought I'd give theirs a try, and glad I did. It was great and the service was good. Love the bottomless salad, as well. They also make a decent bloody mary. I just wish they stayed open a little longer in the evenings, but considering the location and the age of most of... More 

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CodysAmerican, Director of Sales at Cody's Original Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you dined with us and that you enjoyed the catfish! We take great pride in providing our guests with delicious food and friendly service, so I'm pleased to hear that you were able to experience all that we have to offer! We thank you for your compliments and hope to see... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I would only eat here if you can eat outside. The inside looked very over crowded with tons of peanut shells all over the floor. The outside was spacious and much more enjoyable since it's not as loud. Plus, you have a great view of the lake. I'm not a steak and burger kind of girl, but I had amazing... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were 2nd on the list for 1pm seating and waited 1 1/2 hours, at our table, for our food while tables around us were seated and served twice. The previous time we took our family to this same restaurant (@brownstone) my son never got his order and cancelled it as the rest of us were almost finished. There won't... More 

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CodysAmerican, Director of Sales at Cody's Original Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I would like to sincerely apologize for your visit with us on Easter. We always strive to provide our guests with delicious food in a friendly and efficient manner, and I'm extremely disappointed to hear that you had to wait so long for your food, and even more that this wasn't the first time this... More 

Central Florida
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is rated at number 35! I have eaten at most of the other places and both my Wife and I agree, for bang for your buck, and food quality, you cannot beat this place! After all, what do you go to a Restaurant for? To have a great meal! We just had another one just minutes ago! I had... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Having said that the place is interesting, the food is ok and the beers are 2 for 1 at certain times. The fun of it is dripping your peanut shells on the floor without feeling guilty. As this Roadhouse is in Lake Sumter Square in the Villages thats good fun. Its very casual, and right on the water.

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Ellicott City, MD
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The large rack was so big that my husband and I were able to split one order. We thought they were tasty. Also enjoyed the baked sweet potato with the cinnamon butter, and the soft yeast rolls (although not as warm as they should have been). There was plenty of salad in a large bowl shared by the table, and... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cody's is always a fun place to eat. Peanuts in the shell are out for you to enjoy before your meal. Casual food is served such as fajitas and burgers. Always good food and very reasonable prices if you have the family with you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: (352) 259-8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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!
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

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