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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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 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

Thank Chris S
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Craig S
Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Jim O
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Lee B
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Woody's for lunch on our way into St Pete, easy on and off from I75 if you know where you are going. Nice location overlooking the Manatee River, inside dining area was nice and cool on this 98 degree day. Darci was our waitress and took great care of us, excellent Cuban sandwich and great Reuben...beer was cold!... More 

Thank JaxBob
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super friendly staff and customers, all around. The atmosphere reminds me of Cheers where everyone knows your name, with a great outdoor bar, live music too. I live locally and stop in when I need a quick run, or when I'm getting some tire work at Johnny R Miller Tire across the road. Highly recommend you give them a try.

Thank John C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food, live music, drinks in plastic cups, outside & waterfront. Dog friendly. Over priced food and drinks, but had a lot of fun with friends.

Thank rodlisamccoy
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

YES, great food in a casual waterfront dock location,, You can drive your boat up for lunch or dinner.. They recently put in a longer pier for some bigger boats to come in, I think you can put some 25-28 ft off the extended dock, Deeper water.. The inside dock can do the usual under 22 ft

Thank soldbybobjeffrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful spot on the Manatee River. Even with the hot weather there was a breeze. Our waitress today was Wendy and she was a delight. The management is always there to assist with any problem. They are so much appreciated. Today I had the grouper bites and they were delicious. We were able to enjoy our favorite... More 

Thank Diane W
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch whole on vacation. Not busy at lunch, so we were able to eat under a tiki hut roof. So nice to be right near the boat dock. I ordered the deep fried shrimp. Very good, very thin pako breading and the shrimp were huge and the home made potato chips not greasy! My daughter had the blackened... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $19
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?