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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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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good seafood by the river. Best thing you can say is the locals eat here. Try to get by as often as I am in the area.

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Endicott
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here after some shopping..great service and great food...cheap prices right on the water. Waitress and manager came over 5 times making sure we were happy. Shows a lot for just being a restaurant bar on the water...great stop!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Been wanting to check out this place for a long time. The atmosphere is great, right on the water, good breeze and "beachy" feel. The food was typical bar food. On the weekends they have fresh game on the menu like buffalo, ostrich and frog legs. The bad was nice to listen to as well!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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173 reviews 173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting menu such as elk , ostrich, and kangaroo burgers and interesting drinks like the funky monkey, which was a liquor drink with chocolate, banana, and coconut. They have frog legs too. The key lime pie is homemade and can best be described as "intense". This place is big on atmosphere, service, and a backwoods eclectic menu. Most seating is... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A waterside bar and grill with a laid back attitude with indoor and outdoor seating! I can attest that the Grouper Bites are tender while the breading crispy and the Woody burger is as good as any. There's live local music, of which we in the Tampa Bay Area know there is a plethora of excellent musicians! All combined with... More

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wesford
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was great. Service was attentive and this place is located right on the Manatee River. Had a great lunch here.

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Venice, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On a recent trip to St. Pete, we stopped by the River Roo on the way home. We had been there before, and wanted to do it again! We arrived late on a Friday afternoon, were quickly seated and our server promptly arrived. Our drinks were ordered and arrived quickly. I had a marvelous apple margarita, and my wife had... More

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Naples, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped in to grab lunch after house hunting with our realtor. I love the idea that one of the houses we looked at and are considering buying is close to here. Woody's River Roo can be our new local hangout! We love being about to eat outside along the water, service was prompt, food was good and the prices were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were really excited to check out Woody's after reading all these TripAdvisor reviews. When we arrived, the hostesses/waitresses were very attentive when we walked in and let us know we could sit wherever. There was live music on the stage right when you walk in. We opted to sit over on the little island area where some of the... More

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Odessa, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere on the water is awesome! It is perfect for those not wanting to shop at the outlets or for a drink after shopping. I will be back and I would recommend to everyone.

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