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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 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a awesome time just relaxing, and enjoying the evening. Food was food, great music. If you want old florida at its best this is the place

Thank Wil S
Palmetto, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is TERRIBLE!!! We went there two nights ago -- and brought guests from out of state; we had a party of eight, and only one meal was good -- seven out of eight were awful. They should be ashamed for serving such poor quality food. Our bill was $180.00 -- we could have all had a nice meal... More 

Thank Dianne9530
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere great, very busy lucky to find a spot to park. Seats available, turnover quick. We had gruper bites, they were ok. Friends had Woody burger and patty melt. Theirs were good.

Thank Mike L
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

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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
US$12 - US$19
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?