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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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English first
Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Went there with family, party of six. My wife's been here before in the afternoon and she had a great time. Was 7pm on a Saturday, they have free valet parking but they were full. Had to drive down the street to walk back with no sidewalk and nearly complete darkness. Thought I'd definitely get hit by a car. When... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A group of six of us went on a crowded, busy Sunday afternoon. A band was playing and it was a fun atmosphere with a great view of the river. We ordered burgers, catfish sandwich, tuna tacos, & beers. The service and food were mediocre but it was fun to be outside on a beautiful day.

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Newport News, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have been here twice now. Great place on the water to watch the sun set and listen to live music. There is plenty of room to sit outside, which is a plus. The first time there were some nice drink specials but nothing at all the second visit. Food was ok....had better and had worse. It's more about the atmosphere... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was packed with locals and tourists alike. If you want tiki bar atmosphere, live music and rubbing shoulders with just about every character imaginable, spend an afternoon or evening right there in the courtyard or wander out to the dock area for the feel of the water under your seat. I have had better food, but with this... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Parking is a bit of a hassle but the view and atmosphere is worth it! Have met friends here twice now and have enjoyed our visit each time. Servers are a bit slow but food is good and so is the music and atmosphere. OK to bring a dog or cat (on a leash)! Some of the kids should be... More 

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Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had lunch with friends on Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is on the water with great views. The last Sunday of each month music is provided by Taylor Taylor ( excellent duo playing a variety of music). Hint, get there before noon if you want to get a seat at a table near the stage. There is valet parking since the... More 

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Woody's is a local favorite for good food in a casual setting along the beautiful Manatee River. I have never had bad food at Woody's and the music is generally very good.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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164 reviews 164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a casual place that is often PACKED, particularly on weekends. Five of us arrived about 1 PM and the first challenge was finding parking for 5 cars! Not only casual, Woody's draws an eclectic crowd. Power boat owners may tie up at the dock. River rat kayaks like my group like the place. And there is special parking... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Good place to eat after your outlet mall shopping but somewhat overpriced and inflexible menu. The view and waterfront dining is ideal and the grouper, shrimp and calamari were all very fresh but the breading and flavor of the fried seafood wasn't very flavorful so I would recommend not getting the fried platters. It was my last chance to eat... More 

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Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have gone there a few times and the food is always very good. they have a few specials also. There is entrainment every night except Monday. some one different every night and usually very good entertainment. Service has always been great. Most of the seating is out doors so don't go on a rainy day. It is right on the... More 

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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

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