Dining Guide: Cody’s BBQ & Grill

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Owner Richard Gherardi (third from left) and manager Victor Prusinowski with staff.

Owner(s): Richard J. Gherardi, Richard F. Gherardi, Victor Prusinowski

Year established: 2011

Location: 65 East Main St., Riverhead

Phone: 631-284-9520

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-11 p.m.

Website: codysbbq.com

At Cody’s BBQ & Grill, they aim to please, offering great food, good music and TVs for sports — the kind of place where you settle in for a spell, relax and enjoy yourself. It is not certain whether Buffalo Bill Cody ever visited Riverhead or brought his Wild West show to town a hundred years ago, back when the railroad first came through these parts, but he might have liked Cody’s BBQ, absent the TVs, of course.

He could grab a frosty mug of American-brewed beer and dig in to some great grub, cooked to mouth-watering perfection in the restaurant’s gleaming new smoker by Cody’s barbecue chefs, trained by Grand Champion Pitmaster Konrad Haskins himself.

Signature dishes include smoked barbecue ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Tuesday is all-you-can-eat rib night, starring Cody’s St. Louis ribs, and there are always “pitcher beer and bucket” specials. Takeout is available.
There is line dancing every Saturday night from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. with Lauren and DJ Deuce and a mechanical bull twice each month. And for football fans, Cody’s has the NFL Sunday Ticket.

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