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Old Jody's Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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A Central Texas institution, Old Jody's Restaurant is legendary for its hand-breaded chicken fried steaks, homemade onion rings and the best cheeseburger for miles and miles. Family owned and operated for over 65 years, Old Jody's has built its reputation on fresh-made daily southern favorites, the friendliest staff and a environment like no other. With a large menu featuring specialties like homemade chicken and dumplings, meat loaf and mashed potatoes, and even fried alligator, Old Jody's has something for everyone. The Franks family invites you to stop in and experience a Temple, TX dining tradition.
Lunch, Dinner
American, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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All reviews chicken fried steak onion rings homemade french fries chef salad frog legs country fried cheeseburger sandwiches southern comfort food cash or check local staple cooked meals home cooking brown gravy sweet tea is great place for family sign on the door
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, I've heard about the 2 Jody's restaurants for ever. Finally tried both. Not for me. I am sure others will love it. My over weight acquaintances highly recommend it. What I found was a tome of fried food. Not fine food. Nothing but hillbilly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hardday
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best chicken fried steak in Temple with very reasonable prices. Enjoy great selections with the old fashion atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chuck914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu is extensive so it was hard to select our meal - guess we'll have to come back! Not the healthiest of choices but great for a cheat meal! We have onion rings as an appetizer and shared the catfish platter. They have a fantastic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 746sarahm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that I had driven by on several occasions. I decided to go and eat there to see if the locals were right. Boy were they right! This place has the best food and made exactly the way you want it. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kimberlyp219
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Great food! Home cooking at its best! They have the best French dressing I have ever ate! I love to go eat here when visiting my daughter.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WSargent
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Great food, great service, just good old home cooking, no health food here. No credit cards allowed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S C
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We were looking for local flavor on a recent trip to Temple Texas and we we're delighted to find Old Judy's in Temple. It was plain and simple Southern comfort food. If you fry it, it's just going to taste better... And it was delicious!!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 5775fredericke
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I go to Old Jody's just about every week. It is an old-fashioned family style dining experience. They have an awesome menu selection (plate lunches, burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc.) Each item is consistently good. The waitresses are efficient and deliver your food quickly and accurately....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andy J
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Chicken fried steak was great! Burger and fries were OK. Very friendly and prompt service. I should try fried fish next time!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank StinkyTheCat
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have been to the Old Jody's a few times since moving to Temple, and have never been disappointed with our meal. Burgers, fish and country fried bacon have made their way to our table, and the food has been great. I would recommend this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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