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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch and couldn't be happier that we did. We have traveled over the Sky Way Bridge so many times and always say we should stop. Finally we did and was not disappointed one bit. Order the crab cake sandwich with fries and WOW! It was amazing. Our waiter that we had, very down to earth... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've had lunch at Woody's many times. Very good as usual. Delicious peel & eat shrimp app. Wife had fish (scallop) tacos. She loved em. I had the ahi tuna skewers with Asian slaw. Also very good. Another great day outside. Nice view as usual. Woody's is super dog friendly. Great service!! Thanks Darci!!! Recommended!!

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Thank pbrad61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was quick and got our drinks quickly while we scanned the menu. Asked our waitress what she would recommend and with her help I ordered the catfish nuggets and the fish tacos as a main. The fish taco of the day was scallops, but was offered the choice of grouper, which was flavoured very well. Bit disappointed to hear... More 

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Thank KevS96
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place, our waitress Elle was GREAT. Food was good, everyone had a wonderful time. Great night out

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Thank Mark S
Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great waterfront place to eat. Sandwiches are huge (the crabcake is my favorite), the appetizers are very tasty and you can't beat the riverfront view and live music. Worth the trip.

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Thank Tom I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and family really enjoyed our eating experience at Woody's River Roo. Our waitress Elle was a great help with suggestions and explaining the menu to us, as we played Pokemon Go. Very patient and helpful. We will visit again on our next visit. Thank you

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Thank James L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yet another fantastic meal at woodys with cyndi. As always the food was spot on and the drinks were fantastic. Great scenery great atmosphere and great entertainment

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Thank Chris S
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopping on way back from siesta key .. This is your typical Florida back water restaurant .. Nothing fancy but good food and drinks at reasonable prices and overlooking the water. Had the grouper sandwich be hungry!

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in CT but really love coming to Woody's when I'm in Ellenton! I always ask for Darcie.......she works hard and does a fantastic job taking care of her guests...she treats each one of them like a true friend! The food is incredibly good and it's served quickly! Definitely at the top of the list of my favorite places... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is Great! The music is Great! The service (Rich in particular) is even greater! And the food? WELL, can I say its even Greater? Absolutely loved it all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 34222-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: 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?