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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, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 64
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  • 30
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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
Highly Recommended

My son and I had lunch there this afternoon and had an excellent lunch with excellent service. The food was outstanding and what a great selection. Our server, Amy, was very knowledgeable and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
cpessina
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome lunch sitting by the water. On our way back from Captiva and had to stop at Woodys. Amy was great and brought us a nice cold maduro brew. Try the tater bombs

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My son and I had lunch there this afternoon and had an excellent lunch with excellent service. The food was outstanding and what a great selection. Our server, Amy, was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Plenty of room by the water with fans, misters and shade. Plenty of wonderful drinks and plenty of wonderful food. And then there's the music... Just go. You'll fully enjoy it.

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Parrish, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I always take out of town friends and family to Woody's. It is SUPER easy to get to and find (literally right across from the Ellenton Outlet Mall) and right off of I-75. You get great outdoor seating that faces the Manatee River. The food is great, delivered in a timely manner and is very tasty. The portions match the... More 

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Valrico, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Woody's has an ideal setting on the river, delicious food and Heather D. our waitress, provided exceptional service. This a place you will want to visit many times...

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When we arrived we were seated inside the dining room our server Karin told all of us the specials of the day. There is plenty of good food to select from the menu. Then Karin & Amy (servers) took our drink orders right away. Once we got our drinks they immediately took our food order. Everyone enjoyed their food very... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch at the Roo. As always, the food, the service (waitress Amy) and the view cannot be beat. When you add in the magnificent view of the Manatee River, The Roo becomes a great dining experience.

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East Lansing, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome night out loved our server Heather on top of things all night thank you the band was awesome they will be playing holleween night great job guys

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first time at Woody's. We were there for lunch and I ordered a Cuban sandwich and my spouse ordered a Woody burger with blue cheese. We both thought our meals were tasty. Amy was our server and she did a fantastic job in every way. All the staff make you feel welcome so you want to come... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Called on the way back from Busch Gardens - easy to get to from the I-75 - you can see the restaurant from the bridge. Plentiful outside seating area with lovely views of the Manatee river. Great food, lovely laid-back atmosphere and attentive service - we could have quite happily have stayed for the evening. Highly recommend and will definitely... More 

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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
  • 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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