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1219 S 1st St, Temple, TX 76504-5786
+1 254-778-9954
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner
1219 S 1st St, Temple, TX 76504-5786
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 21 July 2017

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 12 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 15 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
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant for great food. Chicken Fried Steak is super. Hamburgers, french fries, onion rings are fresh and delicious.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This use to be a drive-in, love the food. Now a sit in diner. If you like real greasy hamburgers which the buns are grilled, you will like this place.

Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Traveling across several states and wanted something OTHER than chain restaurants or fast food... check Trip Advisor for recommendations near Tyler, TX and discovered this little jewel. It's kinda small and not super impressive in appearance, but who cares about flair when their belly's rumbling?...More

Thank PopcornGirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 S 1st St, Temple, TX 76504-5786
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-778-9954
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