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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
Englewood, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Saturday Oct 18, 2014 we arrived to find the parking lot overflowing. Try to get there early. We did not go in, we could have used the valet parking, but we drove on for the day.

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

When we have company from out of town, we always try to include going to Woody's River Roo. Start with the Golden Margarita (special price $4.50). Roo ben is good, so is the Grouper sandwich. Philly is just ok, if you are from Philly, you will know the difference! Their chips are ok, but aren't served warm. We like sitting... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Food is Excellent. The atmosphere is lovely and is just so relaxing and charming. I will be back again and again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Met some friends for lunch on Sunday. Sat waterfront, had our own TV for the BUCs game, enjoyed the sun, breeze, waterfront view and great food. We ordered a variety between the 5 of us and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Have always seen the location from the interstate, and always wanted to visit. FINALLY, made it and... More

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food was average at best. The bugs were horrible. Had the blackened grouper and honestly could have done without it. Tasted it all night if you get my drift. Take bug spray and enjoy the live band. Don't plan on good food.

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Ellenton, Florida
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped in this afternoon, said hello to my favorite bartender Rickie Melise, waited 20 minutes to get service, the beer was warm, we both had the specials,chicken bites, they were over done and small, we wanted the shrimp special, but the waitress talked us out of them. Woody's has raised most prices for the second time in less than... More

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Central Florida, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Was coming into Ellenton and looked online for restaurant and came across woodys ..pulled in and heard an awesome band playing..."good bye eddie"..had the best patron citrus margaritas ever!!! Oh yea..and the food was great!!!

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had drinks and Dinner there this past weekend. Over all it was a nice place to be until I was approached by the bartender in the parking lot on the way out and was totally humiliated by his persistence in wanting to know why his tip was so small. I basically told him that I can tip whatever I wanted... More

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Woody's R, Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Pat D., First we would like to thank you for your recent visit to Woody's and your comments onto our Trip Advisor Page. We are continually looking for ways to improve and love to utilize customer comments in our training. To respond to the situation mentioned in your latest time with us I think it is fair to remind... More

Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to woodies river roo last night and as we were leaving we were accosted by the bartender in the parking lot about the amount of tip we left, I have never been so humiliated in my life. I will never return.

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Ellenton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Outside sitting with fans blowing a mist to cool you off Food as adequate amounts Can't say I as real impressed with the food I would call it average Parking was a nightmare very small gravel & mud lot Has valet parking and they park along an access road

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