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“Waterfront location, motorbike friendly”

Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Ellenton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
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!
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good rock and blues bands on weekends. The rectangular bar is open air, but under cover, so a smoker's paradise. (Not my cup of tea). Some of the menu items a bit overpriced given your food arrives in a plastic basket with waxed paper. i.e. salmon approx $20, coconut shrimp $10.99.
Really mixed crowd. on weekend afternoons, families, bikers and at night a middle aged "meet"
market.
Sip a drink, enjoy the bands and dine elsewhere in my opinion.

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Thank ozeeboy
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Woody's R, Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Hello Ozeeboy,

Thank you for placing your recent review on Trip Advisor. Upon review we wanted to say we appreciate your continued patronage, but had a question regarding our pricing. We noticed that you had visited back in March and placed a review as well. That review stated our prices were fairly reasonable, but your recent review stated we were overpriced? We have actually had the same menu since November of last year, so we are confused as to your comment. We do have specials and market price items that can fluctuate with the market price, but we do pride ourselves in providing a fair price for delicious and outstanding food. We invite you back to experience our terrific service and food! We look forward to your visit and thank you again for your patronage to the Roo with a View!

Thank you,
Corey Davis
Woody's River Roo
Manager

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Atmosphere is excellent! Live music, great food & outstanding service. Suzanne was our waitress and she was fantastic!!!!! We were vacationing from WI and went there on Sunday evening for dinner! Highly recommend!

Thank Robyn E
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Ate lunch with my niece. Great grouper and crab cakes. Waitress was very tentative and nice. They have a lot of specialty drinks to try. Has a lot of atmosphere; right by the water.

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Thank Eva D
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I may hate myself for giving this review as it is my secret getaway and it is already usually packed but it is too enjoyable not to share it. It is located near the Highway 75 (Ellenton turnoff) near the Ellenton Mall. What it isn't is fancy but what it is can best be described as a step back to what you envisioned Florida to offer. It is on the Manatee River and they do have an outside bar and dining as well as entertainment. They also have refreshments on a pier across from the main dining area. This is where small boats come in and owners stop for a meal or a drink before heading up the river. Sometimes it is near impossible to find a parking spot but many times it is not an issue. There is parking along the street and valet parking so you will find a spot if it is busy. We go for lunch as it is not quite as packed. I have tried both the coconut shrimp and the crab cakes and loved them both. Great place to people watch and feel like you are in a Florida from another era.

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Thank Norcalmlb
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The view is nice. You sit and look at the water..we usually see dolphins...prices are a little higher than average..

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Thank MICHELLE F
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