“Just plain good food!” is the slogan at Cody’s Original Roadhouse. That simple statement certainly sums up the offerings at this family-friendly establishment where the personable staff provides quick, efficient service and the rustic Americana décor makes you feel right at home.
Buckets of roasted peanuts at every table are just right for snacking until your meal arrives, which doesn’t take long. If you’re in the mood for an appetizer, don’t miss the jumbo onion rings on a stick with signature spicy dip. Or maybe you’re craving a pile of Cody’s buffalo wings or a steaming bowl of baked potato soup.
One tender bite and it’s easy to see why Cody’s slow-roasted prime rib is the number-one seller. It has close competition, however, as the baby back pork ribs (half-rack or full slab), complete with award-winning BBQ sauce, are also customer favorites. All of Cody’s USDA Prime and USDA Choice flame-broiled steaks are cut fresh in-house daily and grilled to order. Choose from the filet mignon, prime New York Strip, juicy T-bone, Porterhouse, top sirloin and more.
Portions are more than generous, so there’s no way you can leave hungry. If you manage to save room for dessert, talk your dining companions into sharing the Cody’s Chocolatehouse Slide, a seriously oversized bowl bearing a chocolate fudge brownie, two scoops of vanilla and two scoops of chocolate fudge ice cream, topped with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and chopped nuts.
Cody’s prices are always a bargain, but you’ll save even more with their weekly specials. Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is buy-one-get-one-free Fajita Night. Thursday is Steak Night, with the popular 10-ounce top sirloin just $11.95. Sundays feature down home “After Church” specials, highlighting four or five entrées just like you’d find at Grandma’s house on Sunday afternoon (think roast beef, chicken pot pie, roasted turkey) at just $7.98.
“Our two-for-one is the best happy hour around,” adds general manager Dean Turner. “It’s two-for-one of everything except bottled beer and bottled wine—including top-shelf brands—from 11am to 7pm every day of the week.”
Check out the live music on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring local musicians playing classic rock, country and a little Jimmy Buffett, too.
Cody’s in Ocala is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. You can also find Cody’s in The Villages and a new Cody’s will be opening soon on Archer Road in Gainesville.
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
2505 SW College Rd, Ocala