Closed All Major Holidays!
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
4th of July,
New Year's Day,
Easter Sunday (close at 2pm)
Super Bowl Sunday (close at 2pm)
We ARE open Memorial
Celebrating 104 years in business!
The Pepper Pod, built in 1913 by the Peppers family, began as a modest cafe on old Main Street in Hudson. Soon however, flourishing business necessitated a larger building, so one was built next to Highway 6 where business thrived, making it a landmark on the plains northeast of Denver. In 1956, our present building was constructed near the new interstate 80 (now I-76). Mr. Peppers son-in-law, Bill Howard, operated the “Oasis on the Plains” into the 70?s. Dave & I bought the Pod in 1977, and decided to “Never rest on our reputation, but keep building one.” We began serving buffalo year round, a concept started due to the beef shortages of World War II. In fact, the beautiful bison heads decorating our main dining room are relics from the herd which grazed behind the Pod for many years. Due to the recent bison shortages we are not serving bison at this time.
In 2005, our daughter Amy graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY & has now joined our operation. You will notice her influence, as we continue to strive to bring you the freshest & highest quality foods available, prepared when you order. Amy brings fresh ideas & expertise to the Pod that you will find in new specials, & menu offerings. However, having grown up here, she treasures our foundation in tradition, so you still won’t need a degree in Chemistry to understand our list of ingredients. Dave still selects well marbled beef, ages it in our facilities, and cuts it fresh daily. Our salad dressings, soups, breads, gravies, etc., are all made from scratch, with many from recipes created over 85 years ago.
We aren’t fancy, because people need more than that from us, and we’ve been pleasing people for over 100 years. So sit up straight, don’t talk with your mouth full, and by all means, leave room for dessert.
Thank you for joining us,
Dave, Beth, Amy, Paul, Rachel & Vivian
The Pepper Pod has been selected “Best of Hudson” by a panel of biased family members & pressured employees for over 40 years.