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Cody's Original Roadhouse

1041 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 259-8500
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Ranked #30 of 95 restaurants in The Villages
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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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English first
Warminster
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had lunch here on our vacation & enjoyed the food & service very much that we came back another time for dinner! We will definitely go again on our next vacation to The Villages :)

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went for a late lunch. I had chicken quesadillas and my husband had the chicken fried chicken. It was just okay for us, nothing special. Our waitress was not very friendly even when we tried to make conversation.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Searching for our future retirement home we selected Cody's in Lake Sumter for dinner. The food is good. Service was a little slow but ok. Not being very hungry my wife and aI I just ordered a bowl of soup to save room for dessert. I would say the chocolate cake and carrot cake was worth the money plus more.... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stopped in for a burger, beer and a soccer game. Food was good. Prices were great, happy hour all day. Great atmosphere for a sports game. Very good desserts too.

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Mount Dora, FL
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182 reviews 182 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Luckily, I read the reviews of Cody's Roadhouse AFTER I ate there, as having eaten there today, they certainly weren't as complimentary as one would expect. This is a very LOUD Restaurant and Dark. Probably because it IS (surprise!!!) a "Roadhouse Grille" .....dark for a reason. It was 97 degrees in the shade here in The Villages today, the Sun... More

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ate here a couple of times at lunch during our Villages stay, good value bar snacks for a small lunch. Just as well they put those roasted peanuts on the bar as on the second visit we had to wait an age , first for our order to be taken and then again for it finally to be served. Can't... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My mom and I were taken to dinner here with friends. Apparently they really like this place. Personally, I don't get it. The place is dark. It's Florida! Why is it so dark? It was FREEZING in the restaurant. Our two servers were very nice, they were a husband and wife. The food was ok. I had mahi mahi which... More

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Ocala Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We put in our order, were waiting for our salad and our table is served one entree... WRONG. We send it back and two more orders arrive before our salad, back they go. Our salad finally arrives and our server does not explain that it is for the whole table and the other couple waits in vain for their one... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I will give Cody's a 2 for having a nice open air view over a man made lake in The Villages. After that, our service was slow and required asking twice for things. Both entrees were bland, no spice, no flavor. My friend had the recommended french dip sandwich. Passable at best. I had the chicken fajitas, which for a... More

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Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a typical chain restaurant which is popular in this area. Go mostly for the outdoor seating and music. Any food I have had has been good. My friends who I took there raved about the chicken wings!!

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