Monday, May 11, 2009

Cody's Original Roadhouse



Several years ago, Cody's Original Roadhouse replaced Carmichael's, an established and popular restaurant on Silver Springs Boulevard. Cody's was a different breed of cat but it appeared to be doing well until the building caught fire and the restaurant ended up a total loss.

This past year, Cody's has been reincarnated on Highway 200, closer to the heartbeat of the city. It is a roughshod place, perhaps even a redneck place, but lots of fun. Pails of free peanuts grace the tables and the bar and you toss the shells on the floor. The food is good and there's a lot of it.

The biggest problem is that it's become the place to go and thus is often quite crowded.

Their fajitas and quesadillas are excellent!

22 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Tossing shells or not (my mom wouldn't approve!) it's difficult to reincarnate an established trademark. Sounds like they're doing a good job.

Olivier said...

on voyage dans le passé, j'adore le camion et cette couleur orange.
traveling in the past, I love the truck and the color orange.

PAK said...

I cannot taste the food. I can only see bautifull old truck.

Ioanna said...

Beer and fajitas! Yes! That's what I need right now! :)

nopham said...

Thank you for stopping by my our Blog. Your pictures are the best. You're capturing the "real
thing" I wish I could take pictures like yours. I'm trying to follow your Blog but couldn't, so they're on my Favorites. We're leaving our Florida home in a few days (for the UP), your Blogs will help us....not homesick for Florida! Have a good day!

cieldequimper said...

Way cool! I would love to go there, the truck and old petrol pump are wonderful! In fact, that's almost my dream truck! If the food is good too, well then...

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow this place looks very cool!
I think the "long waiting for a table" is quite reawarded!
Léia

Jacob said...

@ Nopham - thank you for your kind words! And I hope you have a good trip home...and a great summer. Will you be coming back next year?

Halcyon said...

Is Cody's a chain? There is a chain around here called Logan's Steakhouse where they have peanuts on the tables and you can throw the shells on the floor. Being vegetarian AND allergic to peanuts - it's not really my kind of place. :)

I like that orange truck though. Does it still run?

Bergson said...

A welcoming door. Serve me a small beer, I come from afar

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon - A small chain. I think there's a Cody's in Jacksonville and someplace else. Lois Anne's a vegetarian, too, so usually gets something like cheese quesadillas...she's not allergic to peanuts, though.

The problem with the peanuts is we tend to eat so many of them we're not hungry when the food arrives!

I don't know about the truck running. It's an icon, so I kind of doubt it.

Vogon Poet said...

I love these places and this looks very good, your photos and words easily convinced me!

Lois said...

What a great looking place! I like the old gas pump and the orange truck.

Jarart said...

Sounds like a place we had here long ago. Love the shot of the old truck.

Daryl said...

Lois Anne has outdone herself with these ...

Tricia said...

Thanks for the tip & I love the truck & the gas pump! Very cool!

Marie-Noyale said...

And your picture is excellent too!!
Love the old orange truck next to the red and white gas pump!

nopham said...

Yes, we'll come back to our winter home in Florida in December. We had good BBQ in Ocala, ist Exit going South.

Jackie said...

I feel like I'm stepping back in time here!

Denise Jelonek said...

Looks like a fun place to eat! I love to throw peanut shells.

Snapshutter said...

They did manage to keep the old look though. Sounds like a fun place.

Kcalpesh said...

Should I ask you how do you manage to get such awsome colors? These are some lovely pictures!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson