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) #6 of 126 Restaurants in Temple American,
1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
+1 254-778-9954
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
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Reviewed 3 days ago

old and new Jodys have comparably good food (think Old is slightly better)...but think the old Jodys crowd is rougher and frankly less pleasant to be around..tables a bit crowded

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch at Old Jody's on a recent visit to Temple. The food was tasty and the service excellent. I had the chicken fried steak, which was an actual tenderized steak, not ground meat, not too much breading. My wife had the...More

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jody's is one of my MUST places to eat every time I visit Temple TX. The food is the best, people friendly, priced right. Not fancy but rustic. It's an old drive-in from the 60s turned into a restaurant. If you enjoy good old fashion...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are retired, so we eat out 2 to 3 times a week. Old Jody' s is our place to go for the best CFS. And, I always want my fries extra crispy, and that's how I get them. Really good comfort food.

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the good reviews here, we thought Old Jody's would be worth a try. We found a parking space, which was scarce, and as we entered we were greeted by a sign that said cash or checks only, no plastic accepted. Not a real...More

Thank PopeyeSailorman
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Many years of reputation that is high marks. There is a room on West end that our church men use for monthly dinner. ( 20-25). Very good menu. Fair prices. Great history

Thank DArcher2014
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We go to the Old Jody's on average almost every week. Love the atmosphere and the food. Hard to get passed the Chicken Fried Steak though. I have eaten CFS at a lot of places but have yet to find any better than at The...More

Thank a4gentxn
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Really good home style cooking period a Great White staff that is always ready for a joke. And their food is really really good.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Believe it or not, I don't like the country fried steak. I come for the catfish, the homemade onion rings, and the beer. It's great when you see them cutting up the catfish fillets in the back. This is worth the wait, the tight seating,...More

Thank Armenius919
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Old place could use a cleaning. Great country fried steak. Amazing ranch dressing. Mash potato was horrible gravy ok .. Service not friendly, kinda rude. its ok would not go again.

Thank Leah F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-778-9954
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