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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
+1 941-722-2391
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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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to St. Petersburg after returning from a 7 day cruise out of the Port of Miami. The parking lot was full and we thought their would be a wait, we were wrong! We found a table as soon as we walked in. People were on the dance floor dancing to the awesome sounds of... More 

Thank envee510
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very casual, great location close to Ellenton outlet mall. Outside dining with a very casual feeling. I had the fish taco which had a lot of fish but was just lacking something to give it more favor. My wife had the chicken breast dinner which is just dry grill chicken, that dish was bad and should be avoided.

Thank Aza12345
Park City, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good and the beer is cold. The view is spectacular. What more could you want? My favorite!

Thank Lyndaprather
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Woodys is always a fun place to go for lunch. Great food, drinks and most of the time service. Karin was our server today, good job!

1 Thank Gerrie S
Seymour, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place stays busy, but the staff are top notch and you get your food in a reasonable time. The waterfront is great, so relaxing. We make a point of visiting often when in FL.

Thank HoosierVacationer
Chesapeake, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had a large variety of items on the menu that sounded good. We had the grouper tacos, grouper bites and a BBQ sandwich. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be going back. Also, sitting outside was very nice!

Thank Hutch4Family
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere is great but it can be hard to find parking here, especially on a weekend. Not family appropriate as it's right on the water and kids could fall in but it's great for a date night!

Thank Christine M
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, casual and good food! The music is always good! Service is always great. Stop in every chance we get.

Thank Robinmhull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot on the water - seems crazy when you arrive to a busy place but service was actually pretty quick. Food very good for the selection - we stopped 2x in one week during our travels. Nice outdoor dining - very casual. Seafood dishes better than burgers! Dog friendly place too! Good for families with kids in tow.

Thank CRGNY94
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were at the Roo last night and we had Ell as a server. She was rude and inconsistent with attending to our needs. The Roo was great but the server made us not want to come back.

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

Hello Heather K, Thank you for your recent comments regarding your visit to Woody's. I would like to discuss some details of your visit so I can make the proper steps in correcting this problem in the future. We strive for 100% excellent customer service and anything less is unacceptable. I thank you in advance for your help and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $19
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-2391
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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Northville, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?