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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
941-722-2391
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $19
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a local favorite thanks to our delicious food, "Old Florida" vibe, outstanding service and of course terrific views! We offer live music 5 days and week with two acts playing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Karaoke is a great night to come to on Tuesdays! When you arrive you can sit yourself at any of our tables, from the outdoor patio, inside dining, or our very own TIKI ISLAND! Remember, if it's busy, it may take a bit longer for your made to order food, but where can you go and wait while sitting and drinking, listening to music or simply enjoying the views of the Manatee River!
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  • German first
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English first
WESLEY CHAPEL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are here again on a nice very warm Fla day with the breeze blowing and a day off from work. Again the beer is cold and my wife's cocktail is very good. We had their hot dog and wings. Hot dog and bacon is a great combo and it was very good.......the wings......great......not good .....great, cooked just right .... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Woody's is on the water and when my friend & I arrived we decided to eat inside. Our server was very attentive to our needs. The food was good for what we expected. I ended up going on another evening but only had a beverage. The bartenders working were great. I would go back & enjoy the entertainment they have.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a nice waterfront dinner. Watching the bartender pour a drink my husband stopped her to say there was a dead fly in the bottle. The response was "the bar is outside...it happens". Worse part is the bottle was not thrown away!! Glad we had beer in cans!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Stop in for some good atmosphere and beer. The food ranges from 2.5 out of 5 to 5 depending on what you get. Order from their seasonal menu. Dine on the water, listen to the live misic, great bar. If you're in range I would stop in if I were you.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Gotta love the place and the fact they have music each day ... drinks great and fair prices food good wish they offered more appetizer selections though... Service is the best ...

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Redington Shores, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stopped by after a day of shopping to check it out. It was very crowded on a Sunday evening but thinned out as the sun dropped. The waitress was very helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. We knew we wanted grouper sandwiches so inquired as to the authenticity and freshness. We were assured that they sell a lot of grouper and it... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great views, great location, very rustic, reasonably priced with okay (not great) food. Great for an afternoon lunch.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yum!!!! Hidden away on the Manatee River, this is well worth "finding" it just off exit 224. Very casual come-as-you-are outdoor Florida restaurant, service was friendly and food was awesome! We had the Roo-ben sandwich (grouper!) and Wood'ys Roo-burger! The river was right there with a stiff breeze ruffling your hair and napkins! Go out of your way...it's worth it!

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Woody's is a very pleasant and relaxing place to enjoy good food right on the water's edge. We went here in early August and though the weather was very warm a breeze off the water made it comfortable to be outside. The manager came by and welcomed us right after sitting down. They have a nice menu of sandwiches, salads,... More

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Manchester, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I went to Woody's the other night for the first time. Most of us are from Tennessee. We sat out on the "Tiki Island?" that at first sight I thought was going to be a disaster.(thinking the food was going to be cold by the time it got to our table) But boy was I wrong. Our... More

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