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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
+1 941-722-2391
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“grouper bites” (41 reviews)
“shrimp basket” (17 reviews)
“homemade chips” (33 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Woody's for dinner twice and will be returning. It's excellent for being a laid back, fun type place with good food. Both times our group of 4 sat outside under an umbrella and with the fan blowing a cool breeze on us,...More

Thank aelubner
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you aelubner for the great review! We strive to give all our guests that true Old Florida experience with everything you said! Delicious simple food, great laid back vibe, and cold drinks! We look forward to your next visit to our little spot! See...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen this place (like everyone I guess ...) from the motorway bridge above ... well let me tell you it’s well worth getting off and locating this little treat. The location is amazing ... and we sat right on the waters edge. There...More

Thank Hugo-Faster
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Hugo-Faster! We're glad you stopped in too! See you next time around!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Woody's is a lovely spot on the water that serves really good seafood. They have a bar and indoor seating as well. I was there for lunch with friends, but I'm told they also have entertainment in the evenings. We had great service.

Thank Joy M
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Joy for the outstanding review! We'll see you again soon! Our entertainment schedule is online via Facebook or our website!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by last night on the way back to Venice from TPA. Got there about 8:30 so most everyone there was a the bar - no one was seated outside. We seated ourselves at high top next to the bar and sat for about 10+...More

Thank Fritz R
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Fritz, We apologize for not getting to you, that is unacceptable. Not making excuses, but as you noticed we were a bit off, just as you described about your arrival. The reason no one was seated out on the tables was the storms in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one of our favorites stops when in the area. Tonight it was HOT and Humid, but what else can you expect for Florida in June. The three of us started off with a NICE COLD beer, skipped the appetizers and went straight for the...More

Thank Sub-Sailor-634B
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Sub-Sailor-634-B!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place.The crowd is an interesting mix of everything from bikers to bankers and everyone has a great time. You can pull up to the docks in your boat (shallow waters though), or park in front with or without valet. It is primarily...More

Thank Saul F
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the outstanding review Saul! We love our guests and always say we are the perfect place for us imperfect people! The parking we are working on, just waiting for the county to sign off! See ya next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting up with an old friend who lives in the area and recommended here. A novel surprise. Lots of tables under thatched roofs riverside with a nice breeze. The waitstaff was upbeat and sassy, a fun atmosphere for a few drinks. My company ordered beers,...More

Thank Masshawk
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Masshawk for the great review! Grouper is our specialty! Glad you liked it! We'll be sure to tell Mama you loved her chowder recipe too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great timeout here for my birthday. The food is always good, they have great bands and it’s a wonderful atmosphere !

Thank Shaunna T
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy belated BDay! Thanks for coming in and for the awesome review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woodys is a long time local favorite. I don't personally go for the food but the drinks, live entertainment and water view make it a good low key hang out.More

Thank Ashley U
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ashley, Thank you for your continued patonage and your review. I'd like to speak to you regarding the food comment and would love to hear why we are not a choice for a dining option. We always are looking for feedback and ways to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Woody's is a nice location on the river. All three of us ordered the battered fish and chips basket with coleslaw. There were a lot of French fries which were well seasoned and the fish was moist, not greasy and batter was just right amount....More

Thank Tammy H
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you liked it Tammy! Our fish and chips is a favorite and we're happy you and your guests enjoyed it! We are that Old Florida feel, nothing fancy, just good ole' home cookin' and a laid back fun! Definitely sit outside, try the tiki...More

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doxie695
31 March 2018|
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Response from Kurt K | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t.
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Mary G
7 March 2017|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
The place has so many seating options, there is barely a wait.
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Cyndi D
18 January 2017|
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Response from woody r | Property representative |
yes we have a GF menu and we can cook in sep. pan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 941-722-2391
  • E-mail
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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