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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
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
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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
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Returning home from a weekend away, we wanted make a stop for Bloody Marys. We had never been here, only had seen from I75 during travels. We arrived prior to the restaurant opening, but they were happy to see us and greeted us pleasantly. Erin was our bartender and she was very accommodating and took great care of the four... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After shopping at the Ellenton Outlets, it was time for lunch. We have seen Woody's several times whet taking the bridge over the Manatee River and have wanted to stop there because it looked interesting. Upon arrival, the funky umbrella table overlooking the Manatee river catch immediately catches your eye. The friendly staff greats you ant invites to to sit... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

When was the last time you had not one but TWO managers stop by to make sure everything was okay? We met friends at Woody' s for drinks & dinner. It was everyone's first time there. Wings were good, calamari was GREAT, fish & chips delish & burger scrumptious. The service was just spectacular, from the servers to the managers.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a wonderful lunch joint ...on the Manatee River in Ellenton, FL. Relaxed, people watching ambience with plenty of seating, mostly outdoors. Don't worry about the heat. The have a well engineered misting fan system which keeps the place very comfortable on the hottest days ...yup it really works. Service is fairly prompt, the menu ...well something for everyone. I... More

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Lake Suzy, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awesome place to meet friends for drinks and a bite to eat. Outside seating with a nice breeze- nothing better!

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WESLEY CHAPEL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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