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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
941-722-2391
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: We are a local favorite thanks to our delicious food, "Old Florida" vibe...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rain didnt damper this experience

We went for lunch before shopping the outlet mall. It looked a little run down when we drove up, but now we know why locals and visitors like it. Had amazing service from Amy. If you plan to order the salmon BLT, be prepared to share it. Very big. Will go again definitely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
marlen327
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Wichita
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  • Bar scene
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Ellenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal, reasonably priced, and awesome service, all while we took in the view of the Manatee River. Our server Cami was attentive while offering suggestions for our meal and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were in Ellenton on July 22 and stopped in at Woodys. Waitress Theresa was fantastic. Food was great and atmosphere was wonderful. If we are ever in the area again this will be one of our first stops. Thanks

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Wichita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch before shopping the outlet mall. It looked a little run down when we drove up, but now we know why locals and visitors like it. Had amazing service from Amy. If you plan to order the salmon BLT, be prepared to share it. Very big. Will go again definitely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Woody's was not a disappointment! We went for lunch and beat the crowd. The service was pleasent and our food was very good. We had the Grouper. Lunch is quite. They do however have plenty going on later in the day and week ends. Would definitely eat here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cami was great! We came because they were pet friendly and found a gem! Excellent grouper sandwich and beef brisket sandwich....everything was good! Lucked up on this one during our travels!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Roo has the perfect blend of seafood and burgers. The burgers are grilled magic – the other items are amazing, too. The Roo has smoked fish spread, wings to die for, cubans and pulled pork. Now that I think about it, the Roo is a cross-section of real Florida food. This is food that describes Florida.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came for lunch on Sunday when there was finally a break in the weather to sit outside and listen to live music by Taylor and Taylor. Karin was our server. Excellent job. I had the fish and chips with the sea bass. Very light and flaky - not greasy at all. Nice afternoon to sit outside, have good food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just pulled the boat in to get out of the rain, and meet this wonderful lady named karin. She took excellent care of us with great food. Will definitely be coming back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I recently checked out this place because my parents told me about it and I was not let down. It was raining when I went but the place was still busy. They have a lot of seating area both inside and outside. On a nice day it would be perfect to sit outside and enjoy the views right off of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great food, awesome atmosphere and view. Theresa was an awesome waitress!!!! Food was fair priced and had great flavor!!

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Additional Information about Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

Address: 5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
Phone Number: 941-722-2391
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am  11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am  11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: 941-722-2391

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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