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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
+1 941-722-2391
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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Venice, Florida
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical place in Florida with a view. Food is ok. Not bad not great. Ordered sandwich brisket, it was a little tough and dry. If u order this get extra BBQ sauce. Parking could be a problem too in winter

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Trinity, Florida
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were meeting for lunch halfway between Trinity and Punta Gorda to celebrate my brother's birthday. The sandwiches are tasty and huge. Our server, Timothy, has a great personality. He did not rush us, as he knew we had a lot of catching up to do. Get there early; the place fills up fast. If the parking lot is full,... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met our friends at Woody's for lunch on a Sunday. It was slammed with customers. We have been to Woody's previously but during a week day, when the crowds were normal, and have had generally very good food. Although their prices are a little bit high for what you get, generally the food is fine. This time for lunch... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by friends as a good local place for good food right on the river. Outdoor seating on the patio or right by the river. Parking is tricky, not a lot of it so get there early, they open at 11, or just drive up in your boat. Food is good and reasonably priced. Service is excellent,... More 

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FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were driving home and decided to stop. Glad we did. We had grouper bites and brisket . Both were fantastic. Music playing, relaxing, drinks, just enjoying life. Our waitress was great.

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Palmetto, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It had rained but staff wiped down all outside seating which was nice. Cute place with tiki bar jutting out on a small peninsula. Boat tie ups available. Parking can be dicey, get there early or forget it. They do have valet parking. Trouble with bar order at the get go. Inconsistent. Asked for a Tito's vodka, dirty, 2 olives... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good. Nice staff. Very busy. Enjoyed being outside on patio overlooking the river. Arrived by boat. Several spaces for docking. The food was okay.

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Ellenton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going here three years and before I moved to the area. It is bike friendly, all age ranges, has boat docks for large and small (watch the current), a tiki bar, private inside dining available, caters and does events. Great place for all ages and good staff. Go visit!

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Thank susanhH6388MZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located along the manatee Rivers just off hwy 301. Large outside deck and extended dockside seating with its own tiki bar Good selection of sandwichesome from crab cakes to burgers. Extensive cocktail menu. Good food and a fun atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great casual place for lunch, dinner, apps and drinks. The entertainment is great, never had any food there that I didn't like, the views are awesome and the atmosphere is very friendly and fun. Service is always great! Our favorite waitress is Katelyn Ryder.... She was so real and fun. It was so busy but she handled the customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-2391
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?