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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Homemade Chips
Fried potato chips served regular or cajun spiced.
Mozzarella Sticks
Served with marinara sauce.
Onion Rings
Fresh sliced onions tossed in our secret blend of seasonings and light breading, then fried to a golden brown. Served with one sauce.
Tater Bomb
Crispy tater tots topped with our homemade BBQ pulled pork, bacon bits, cheddar jack-cheese, scallions & our famous BBQ sauce.
Ahi Tuna
Sesame Coated Ahi seared rare and served with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Half pound served hot or cold with lemon wedge & cocktail sauce.
Fish Spread
Smoked Mahi whipped into a creamy spread. Served w/saltine crackers or tortilla chips
1 Lb $9.99
Chicken Wings
Tossed in your choice of sauce: mild, medium, hot, atomic, teriyaki, or dry. Served with bleu cheese or ranch dipping sauce. No Flaps or Drums Only.
Take Home Any Sauce!
Mason Jar of Sauce.
Ultimate Nachos
Corn tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese, homemade chili, lettuce, tomato, onions & topped with sour cream.
Cup $4.99
Bowl $7.99
New England Clam Chowder
Cup $4.99
Bowl $7.99
Homemade Chili
Add Your Favorites to Your Salad! Chicken $5.99 / Salmon $7.99 / Chicken Salad $5.99 / Shrimp $7.99 / Crab Cake $7.99 / Ahi Tuna - Market / Grouper $9.99 /
Greek Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, carrots, kalamata olives & pepperoncini peppers.
BLT Salad
Crisp lettuce tossed in garlic mayo dressing and topped with tomatoes, bacon and croutons.
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with croutons, parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing.
House Salad
Crisp lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions & shredded carrots.
Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato topped with olive oil and balsamic glaze
Share plate charge $1.50.
Grouper Bites
Beer battered & fried to a golden brown. Served with your choice of applesauce, fries or homemade coleslaw.
Woody's Famous Homemade Fish and Chips
Bite size morsels of Atlantic Haddock. Hand dipped in our homemade beer batter. Served with fries and homemade cole slaw.
Homemade Mahi Fish and Chips
Bite size morsels of Mahi. Hand dipped in our homemade beer batter. Served with fries and homemade cole slaw.
Chicken Tenders
Beer battered & fried to a golden brown. Served with your choice of fries, applesauce or homemade coleslaw.
Shrimp Basket
Beer battered gulf shrimp fried to a golden brown. Served with choice of fries, cole slaw or applesauce. Try it buffalo style for a kick!
All Entrées Come WithChoice of Two Sides: Fries, Applesauce, Fresh Vegetables, Homemade Coleslaw, Rice or Ranch Potatoes. Upgrade to Homemade chips for $0.50 or a fresh side salad for $2.99.
Mango Mahi Dinner
8oz of grilled mahi topped with our fresh mango salsa
Teriyaki Salmon
8 oz Norwegian Salmon cooked medium rare, glazed with a zesty garlic teriyaki sauce
Shrimp Dinner
Twelve grilled or blackened shrimp
Grouper Dinner
Woody's Favorite 8 oz fish, prepared grilled or blackened and topped with a lemon butter sauce
Roo's Blue Crab Cakes
Homemade Florida style crab cake seared to a golden brown
Grilled burger with choice of cheese and served with one side.
Patty Melt
Grilled patty on grilled rye with Swiss cheese and grilled onions. Served with one side.
Woody Burger
Grilled patty with choice of cheese, then topped with grilled mushrooms, fried onions, and our signature BBQ sauce.
Roo's Blue Crab Cake Sandwich
Homemade Florida style crabcake seared to perfection topped with lettuce, tomato & onion.
Grouper Sandwich
Grilled, blackened or fried topped w/lettuce, tomato & onion.
Fish Tacos
Fresh fish of the day grilled, blackened or fried in a pair of soft tacos topped with pico de gallo, cabbage and a side of chipotle cream sauce.
Salmon BLT
Grilled or blackened salmon cooked to medium rare and topped with bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough bread.
Grouper Roo-Ben
Grilled or blackened, topped with coleslaw, 1000 island & Swiss cheese on rye bread.
Slow Roasted BBQ Pulled Pork
Slow roasted pulled pork shredded braised pork blended with spices and our signature BBQ sauce.
Woody's Philly
Sliced rib-eye beef or diced chicken with grilled onions & Provolone cheese, served on a fresh hoagie roll.
Beyond Meat Burger
Grilled meatless burger served on a gluten free roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion
Black Bean Burger
Grilled patty with corn, black beans, lettuce, tomato and onions on a gluten free roll
Sweet Pots Of The Day
Jasmine Rice
Fresh Veggies
Ranch Potatoes
Homemade Cole Slaw
Sliced Tomatoes (4)
Large Fries
Fried Okra
Homemade Chips
Celery Sticks
Ask your server for dessert specials!
Homemade Key Lime Pie
Homemade Flourless Chocolate Cake
Ice Cream Cup
Piña Colada
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!
$12 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Private Dining, Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the "Grouper Bites" dinner (which were several large pieces of lightly breaded, fried grouper actually much larger than mere bites) along with very good fries and cole slaw. I am a seafood fanatic, but simply said, this was some of the very best...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Pete H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to ride to with friends, great lunch hangout on the water. Good seating outside and the service was good, we ordered the fish tacos that was very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Larry0138
Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I visited this restaurant for dinner on March 20th, and despite the casual attire (shorts, T-shirt, or anything else you wanted to wear, the food was excellent. Their bar drinks were also excellent. I had a bacon mushroom cheeseburger with french fries...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Europhile006
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like most others...great food...grouper sandwich awesome...price reasonable. ..drinks like craft beers...many to my delight....outdoor seating...nice atmosphere. ..so what ? Bartender made a mistake on the beer...I tried and found it to be an ipa..after I sipped it. When I was a bartender. ..let that one...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jhkruns
Reviewed 6 days ago

The service and food is always excellent (I actually love the ahi tuna fish taco's) there are so many food options - never had anything bad. Great views overlooking the water and the live bands on the weekends are a great time. Do yourself a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a crowded place!! Valet parking was a must as there was no parking anywhere nearby. But, it is complimentary and they only work for tips. The tables are first come first serve, so get there early if you can. We arrived about 6...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bikehog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We must have picked the busiest time because the parking was difficult but well worth the hassle. The food was delicious, served piping hot, and not a long wait. Just enough time to have some drinks and appetizers. Music was enjoyable too.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Roxanne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVED visiting this amazing restaurant this year! We had never heard of it, but will go back every single time we are in town! Great service, great food, cold drinks, and it is outside and on the water! The musician - with I had gotten...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mclht
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place. There is an indoor dinning room, but most of the customers seem to prefer to eat outside. We sat at a table out on one of the docks that extend into the river. The view is great, especially at sunset....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cadillacjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treasure. Went to this restaurant on a whim and came up with gold. The settings is gorgeous, on the river with tons of seating, most of which is Waterside or had water views. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. On the Monday night...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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October 22, 2018|
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Response from kcollins1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but you can call them at 941-722-2391..
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The place has so many seating options, there is barely a wait.
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