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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18TH St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2961
941-722-2391
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I use to love this place. Would come about once or twice a month. The past 3 times we've been here the wings taste and smell like fish. They need to either change their oil more often or cook the wings in a different fryer. I can't have seafood and this really turns me off. There is... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always enjoy going to the Roo. The food is good, the beer is cold, and the music is always lively. Their Grouper sandwich with their homemade remoulade sauce is very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Woody's! The food is great and very reasonably priced. A great place for everyone from young to old! The live music is always very good! We enjoy sitting outside, listening to the music and watching the river!

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Thank Malabowabo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service by Joshua, great food and awesome view on the river. Get there early. Very busy after 5pm. Definitely coming back..

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Thank Chris A
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have often visited Woody's restaurant in Ellenton, FL for lunch and dinner. We thoroughly enjoy sitting by the waters edge. Listening to live music bands is quite entertaining in this Florida establishment. We have yet to have a bad meal and the service is simply amazing. We just can't say enough about this gem in Ellenton.

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

Woody’s is a casual dining experience that is conveniently located on the Manatee River. It’s very easy to access right off of Interstate 75. While this is a pub and grill, the menu offers an abundance of choices and the prices are pretty reasonable. I had an appetizer of Tater Tots with Pulled Pork and it was delicious. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this for lunch while shopping at the Lucky Brand Store at the Ellenton Outlets. We ordered fish & chips, fried grouper sandwich, and a bbq brisket sandwich. We also had a rum bucket that was very good. Wendy was our waitress and she was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met some friends here before going out boating. This is a great place for a snack or an entire meal. Had some appetizers then came back for dinner later in the day. The loaded tater tots are amazing. The Reuben made a great dinner along with a coconut confusion. We will definitely be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fish Tacos (blackened) were excellent, and my GF couldn't finish the huge burger. And it's always a pleasure and privilege to see route favorite server ELLE. Even on a July night, it was very pleasant out on the side deck. Reasonable pricing .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She made our night amazing! The best night in years! She was very polite and accommodating! The food and drinks were great as well! I would highly recommend Woody's River Roo on your next trip to Ellenton, FL! My friends love Elle too! We will definitely be back because of her great personality!

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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: 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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