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1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
+1 254-778-9954
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion rings” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (17 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
1219 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel a lot. They still have the best chicken fried steak we have ever had. Other items like catfish and burgers and hometown friendly service make this an affair for friends and family.

Thank TheTravelTruth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go to Old Jody's for some time but the first time we went there was a sign on the door stating that they only took Cash and Checks. Well we don't carry cash since we charge everything for Air Miles. So the...More

Thank Don312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No pretensions to ‘fine dining’, just a nice place to get good food. I was skeptical of my fried catfish when I got it - looked burned. But turned out to be delicious! The wife says her chicken fried chicken was the best she’s had...More

Thank Packratdc3
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We were in Temple looking at homes to buy. Our realtor had highly suggested Jody's for lunch. When we walked in we were not greeted and all the staff was sitting at a table having lunch and it seemed as though we were intruding. A...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you want a great hamburger steak you have to go to Old Jody’s. The people are great and the food is wonderful if you like home cooking. We have been going here over 30 years!

Thank 807rhondaf
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Have a craving for a meal that your heart doctor doesn't approve of, but your tastebuds will love, then this is the spot. Good old-fashioned hamburger. No frills just good food. Pair it with some onion rings (hand breaded of course) and start off with...More

Thank aggiejon
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The best cheeseburgers in the world. Great chicken fried steak and fried chicken livers. Staff is always helpful and courteous. There is no place better than Old Jody's. P.S. - onion rings are to die for!

Thank woollyworm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I stopped in to old Jody's restaurant as recommended from the other reviews. So glad I did! The waitresses all seemed like they had been working there for a long time. They were all mature pleasant sweet women. The restaurant was quaint and simple as...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A popular place for long time locals. Has typical Texas food like burgers or chicken fried steak. Food is average and service is generally slow. A place to go if you want to experience a good family restaurant but don't expect anything ale owl and...More

Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had wanted to visit this location since arrived in Temple, TX. One of the ladies at the front desk of the hotel I have been staying at suggested it. So decided to give the place a try. The menu is varied with local favorites. I...More

Thank jett25
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Nearby Attractions
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54 reviews
1.20 km away
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2.09 km away
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17 reviews
4.24 km away
West Temple Park
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3.11 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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 So 1st St, Temple, TX 76504
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-778-9954
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