New patio packs ’em in at Cody’s at Lake Sumter Landing

There is plenty of outdoor seating at Cody’s Roadhouse restaurant in Lake Sumter Landing thanks to the newly opened patio. A soft opening to let folks get their first peek at the new space was held over Labor Day Weekend. A grand opening featuring the band Second Slice is scheduled for Oct. 1.

Cody's has debuted its new patio at Lake Sumter Landing.
Cody’s has debuted its new patio at Lake Sumter Landing.

The new patio features seating for more than 100 people. The area is covered and heating and cooling units make this space usable year round. The patio also features windows that can be raised to completely seal in the space if that is what weather conditions warrant.

Renovation of the outdoor space at Cody’s includes brand new televisions and a new dance space. The plan is for live entertainment six nights a week and football on Sunday. Cody’s has the NFL Ticket.

The patio will feature a bar menu every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This menu was described by Cody’s Regional Manager Dean Turner as smaller foods, served a la carte.

“This menu was developed with golfers in mind. Sort of a quick bite for the Villager on the go,” said Turner.

The regular menu is also available all the time inside or out. Happy Hour specials continue, 2 for 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. including top shelf brands.

The patio can be reserved for groups until Feb. 1. No reservations are taken from February to Mother’s Day. Cody’s is open on Thanksgiving and already taking reservations.

Making friends. Geri Carapazza and Joan Duffy share a table with Ron and Cheryl Ciecka and Ed Abdella.
Making friends. Geri Carapazza and Joan Duffy share a table with Ron and Cheryl Ciecka and Ed Abdella.

The patio was packed on Labor Day. New friendships forming as people shared tables. Joan Duffy and Geri Carapazza shared a table with Cheryl and Ron Ciecka and Ed Abdella. All were in agreement that this was a great addition.

Paul and Mary GerrityCody’s regulars Mary and Paul Gerrity were similarly pleased.

“We’ve been waiting for six months for this to open,” said Paul. “It is the perfect setting with the view of Lake Sumter from the patio. It enhances everything,” said Mary.

To see the menus for Cody’s, go to www.codysamerican.com.

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