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1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
+1 254-778-9954
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My children beg me to come here all the time. Their chicken fried steak is amazing. The hamburgers are huge and awesome. The staff is very sweet and I always have a full glass of tea. Their roles are so delicious and I absolutely love...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Old Jody's is across the street from "New" Jody's. Don't make the mistake of going in the wrong one. I had the chicken fried steak. It was probably the best I ever had. The meat was high quality and fresh. Tender to eat (my last...More

Thank LetsGoAway70
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Jody's has been serving up Texas country food for many years. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming iwith a true Texas vibe. The employees are always friendly and welcomong. I love the burgers and onion rings.

Thank Sabk123
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Traveling between Austin and Dallas, we were craving a chicken fried steak. Googled this place (didn't want a chain). What a treat! Very unassuming from the outside, inside, it's rustic, all Texas and has a great staff. I had a wardrobe malfunction & came in...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food and the servings are amazing. This is not a fancy restaurant with tablrlcloths. Far from it. This restaurant is crowded with ordinary plain tables, but the food more than makes up for it. We had a group of 10 and almost everyone ordered...More

Thank Jakay1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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