Cody's Cafe & Bar

10203 E Iliff Ave, Denver CO 80247
$$ Fusion New

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 10203 E Iliff Ave, Denver CO 80247
  • Cross Street: S. Parker
  • Cuisine: American | Asian | Fusion | Italian | Vietnamese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (303) 751-1288
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Cooking Classes, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 621 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2023
Jan W.
As always our experience at Bettolas Bistro with Josh and staff was perfection.. The halibut was succulent and the Brussels sprouts are by far the best anywhere. The honey cake is perfection in taste and texture and always a favorite.. Every meal here is a true dining pleasure.. Many thanks to your wonderful chef and staff .. Jan Widdel

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 14, 2023
Elizabeth R.
Cody's Cafe and Bettola Bistro are both so great!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2023
CATHERINE C.
I go here at least once a week, sometimes two and always have a delicious meal and I especially like their fresh fish dishes. The wait staff, Josh and Isabelle are absolutely wonderful and pay attention to detail and always remember my likes and dislikes. I highly recommend Cody's/Bettola to everyone for a wonderful dining experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Barbra B.
Wonderful as always!

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Mar 16, 2023
Mindy H.
We love it there!

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Feb 22, 2023
Cyril J.
Great food, great service, cozy location .... Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2023
Gretchen F.
This is one of our favorite places to when we’re in Aurora! Never have had a bad meal or experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2023
Jonathan K.
I forget about going to Cody’s. It’s a great restaurant and the food is incredible.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2023
Marti H.
Always a wonderful and tasty experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2023
Judy S.
Food and service are amazing..

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2023
Patricia T.
Bettola is a fantastic restaurant. Each item was a standout from the appetizers, main course, dessert and wine. It is an amazing restaurant with caring, fun servers. I have gone there often and get rave reviews after people give it a try. I am gluten free, and they are wonderful about preparing gluten free pasta if you give them advance notice with the reservation.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2022
Barb W.
It was a little chilly in the restaurant, but the food and service were absolutely perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2022
David C.
This was our first visit and we had a lovely time! The food and drink were excellent, the service was as well and it was very kind of you to comp the cake for Jeremy's birthday. We'll definitely be back to enjoy the rest of the menu! Thank you very much for a great evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2022
Suzanne H.
We loved our visit to Bettola! Thank you for making GF pasta available!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2022
Robert M.
My Mom had the best experience there for her 90th birthday. All the food and service was spot on.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2022
CATHERINE C.
I have been going to Cody's/Bettola's/New Orient for over 30 years and enjoyed every minute ! The food is always delicious and a great wine selection. The wait staff, Josh and Schaffer are always pleasant, efficient and very welcoming. This is truly a hidden treasure in the neighborhood!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2022
Peg B.
As always, Bettola/Codys we fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2022
Polly T.
Enjoyed our evening. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2022
Cory M.
This is my fifth visit and I'm still amazed by the quality of food and service. The staff is very knowledgeable and responsive, while it feels you're always eating a meal made just for you. Wine and drinks are top notch as well. I'll be a regular as long as they're open.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2022
Jennifer B.
Cody’s is one of our new favorites! Amazing food, staff and atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2022
Howard J.
Absolutely nothing was lacking Food, Service and ambiance was outstanding What a wonderful dining experience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2022
Catherine S.
I had people in from out of town and we were looking for someplace close to home. Thank you for a great night!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2022
Kris W.
Amazing every time we go.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2022
Emily F.
Everything was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2022
Jan W.
We enjoyed this amazing and extraordinary restaurant for celebration of my son’s birthday. It was my first experience here after hearing my son and grandson rave about the food and the service .. My grandson has commented that the food here is better than any he had enjoyed when recently in New York. Seriously speaking I have never enjoyed cuisine as delicious anywhere else while traveling or in Colorado.. It is a truly perfect dining experience in every way and we can’t wait to return.. Many thanks to our wonderful servers for the perfect evening. Jan W

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2022
Denise H.
The whole experience was 5 star !!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2022
Eileen N.
Everything about this place is a series of wonderful surprises. When you first pull into the 70's, tired strip mall, you think to yourself, "Are we at the right place?" And then you enter into a relaxing, welcoming cafe bistro and never look back. The service is always spot-on, knowledgeable and attentive. And the food is consistently incredible. Sue, the chef/owner, is a true culinary artist. The presentation and the creative fresh flavors are a real joy to experience. After coming here many times and starting to notice many "regulars", you start to realize what they already know. You have definitely come to the right place!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2022
Lisa D.
Wonderful experience. A bit too dark in the restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2022
Paula H.
As always, the food and service were outstanding. The tempura, stuffed squash blossoms were a real treat! We will be back again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 20, 2022
Katherine b.
What a lovely evening we had! Luckily we had made a reservation this time. The ambiance is great. Wonderful music to dine by, candle light and toned down lighting. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was efficient, knowledgeable and attentive. The wine was very good, and the food delicious! We both had seafood with pastas. It’s a bit pricey but perfect for a special night out.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Whit P.
The Best!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Bob S.
Friendly and experienced staff; well prepared & flavorful food. Best time to go is early if you like it quiet.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2022
Kelly H.
What a darling gem of a restaurant turning out stunning dishes with style and ease. The care the chef and staff give to each element of their concise and decadent menu was evident! We will return again and again!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2022
Mimi C.
As always, the BEST! Ambiance, food, wait staff - everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
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A great meal curated by the owners who serve as the waiters! Delicious, complex entrees with culinary surprises at every turn. As a traveler rather than a local This was a gem! Should my travels bring me to Denver again, it’s a guarantee that I will dine with Schaeffer and Cody.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2022
Peggy J.
Awesome!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2022
Paul K.
we deeply enjoyed the food, wine and overall experience. We were particularly grateful for the Sommelier's recommendation to the Schioppettino wine!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2022
Nick E.
Amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2022
Steve Z.
Everything we read from other outstanding reviews we experienced. The food was delicious, wine as good. Servers were attentive and friendly. We already made a reservation to return again next week.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Shauna L.
They go above and beyond to make each experience a treat. We love Cody’s/Bettola!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2022
David R.
We love this restaurant. Excellent food and we get along great with the waiter/ sommelier!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Pam K.
We had a wonderful evening at Cody's. The food was delicious - Shrimp scampi and lemongrass sausage & penne. We had the brussel sprouts and mussels. The mussels were some of the best we've ever had. The bread pudding and lemonciello were also wonderful. Josh was a fantastic server. We really enjoyed it and hope to be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2022
Paula M.
Always a good experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2022
Tom W.
Absolutely wonderful food and great service too. Compliments to the chef and we look forward to coming back again

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
rena m.
As many times I have had dinner here… I have yet to be disappointed …this is a hidden five star gem in Aurora…

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Eric B.
Best Italian food in Denver!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Calvin N.
A table of six ladies near us were too loud. Except for that everything was superlative.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Jan 22, 2022
Amelia R.
We went out for an anniversary dinner. We were seated on time, given a complement of a glass of Prosecco. We both ordered the daily specials, which very good. We also ordered a bottle of wine, and were able to cork and bring home what we did not finish. I highly recommend Cody‘s as a nice neighborhood spot that has good food and excellent service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Nathan C.
Food and service was amazing. We will be returning

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Jan 20, 2022
Kimberlee W.
This is a whole experience. Best dining and food experience I have had in awhile. The wine recommendations were spot on and delicious. The service was incredible. And the food was amazing. Highly recommend this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2021
Donna L.
Cody’s is always wonderful. The food is amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Colleen T.
To find Cody’s I literally googled “intimate Italian restaurants” and this hit the mark perfectly! I also think it’s really fun that it’s combined with Vietnamese food(I will be back to try it). The service was lovely, the food was delicious and I had the best espresso martini of my life. Thank y’all!! :)

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2021
Emily L.
Delicious! I love that they have menus for both Cody's and Bettola. There's definitely great options at a variety of price points, so it's a good venue for any kind of celebration. Everything we had was delicious (particularly the lemongrass sausage pasta!) and the service was excellent. We'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Judith S.
Loved the tapas and the sweet and sour soup was wonderful

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2021
Niki W.
What an absolute gem!

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Nov 19, 2021
Teri O.
Always love this little place. Excellent food, personal service.

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Nov 15, 2021
John H.
Excellent food and service !

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Oct 28, 2021
Milton L.
Great food!

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Oct 21, 2021
KAREN C.
One of the most enjoyable experiences we have had in a long time! No rush, great food and a wonderful wait staff. They were very knowledgeable and gave us great info. We will be back ad soon!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2021
Mimi C.
Always, the best!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2021
Carolyn T.
We had an enjoyable time and will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2021
Carol B.
Great

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Nancy I.
This restaurant is a treasure. It's a cozy neighborhood place where the staff chats with you and the food is five star. I love to come here and feel great even when I'm dining alone.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
David T.
Yep, all 10’s. Absolutely a wonderful experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Letty S.
Service was great, sommelier Schafer was amazing and made sure we had the perfect wine, dinner was delicious as always and the peach apple cobbler was to die for!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Nina F.
An absolute hidden gem in Aurora. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food - made to order. So while it may take a little while to receive (I’ve never known it to take more than 20 minutes), the results of such consideration are just delicious. Be prepared to truly dine.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2021
Diana S.
Always amazing, that's why I keep returning, especially the staff and the unexpected pianist!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Angie D.
We had such a wonderful time. Even with being under staffed the team was attentive and amazing. The food was fabulous. We will be back again and again.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2020
Jan K.
Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2020
Paige A.
We love Codys!! Food is delicious and really nice atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful meal!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Letty S.
Greeted immediately with a friendly face. Our waitress, Melissa, was fantastic. Food was amazing and I will definitely return!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2020
Joanie S.
Absolutely no complaints

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 04, 2022
Barbara J B.
Great eggplant

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 14, 2022
Mary C.
Good experience.. has always been unsurpassed. We had an amazing new appetizer! Yet..Overall this visit was a tad underwhelming only due to the fact that there are two people in the kitchen. Forty-five minutes for food to come up but we knew that. When we did get it it was rather dried out instead of a ‘fresh out of the oven’ experience. I’ll come back- - servers are always over the top gracious and food options amazing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 21, 2021
John H.
Prefer paper menu

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Peg B.
I'll be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2021
Marti H.
Another great meal and superlative service!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2021
David F.
This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Aurora. They fly in fish daily, so the shrimp and the scallops we had were as good as anything you'll find in Colorado. The pasta was perfectly cooked, the sauces were all excellent and the meal pacing was spot on. The team on site has infectious passion for what they do. They wanted feedback on the dishes and are clearly personally invested in every aspect of the meal. The show stopper was the desserts we ordered — especially the amazing 10-layer honey cake with dulce de leche cream. Still day dreaming about that one.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2020
Jeanne Ann W.
Sue made something off-menu for us, which was wonderful. Service was attentive without being intrusive. My real only complaint-we sat by the front window. I should have asked to take the shade down, as the glass was cold and traffic lights were distracting. Will now switch to takeout!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 15, 2023
Kevin F.
At the beginning of the service we were left at the table without water for about 15 minutes. Nobody checked in with us during that time. We felt ignored/forgotten, if someone explained the situation briefly to us or even just said hi while we waited the experience would've been better. The service and food afterwards was fine.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 21, 2022
Jeffrey A.
Food was fantastic. It does take a while and the server warned us up front it wood take 45 min. The servers did not scan the room or make eye contact as they walked around, and that made it very hard to get their attention without shouting to them or getting up to speak with them, which is the last thing I want to do. With a meal taking 2 hours, I had to do that about 5 times. And as someone who waited tables in my youth, it is a basic skill for the position. That aside, we had the cioppino, penne Arabia and osso bucco and they were all excellent. The food and vibe, other than the servers, was great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2022
Quin R.
Love the food, however the space is pretty small and they only have 2 servers and I think they tend to get overwhelmed and forget about smaller tables. This was my second time going and had better service at the bar than at the table. However I will be back and will ask to be sat at the bar.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 24, 2022
Ron D.
Most of the food was very good however we had the scallops and they kind of had a ammonia taste meaning that they may have been going bad. Three people had sampled them and all of us felt like there was something off. Everything else was excellent

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 25, 2021
Warren S.
Wine is far too expensive for a neighborhood strip mall establishment with adequate ambiance.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 28, 2020
Harold B.
The food was outstanding! We have been to Cody's several times and you can't beat the quality and flavors of their food. Unfortunately, when we were there last the service was very slow. After providing our credit card for payment, it took almost 20 minutes for it to return to our mail. We will certainly be back.