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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“grouper bites” (40 reviews)
“shrimp basket” (16 reviews)
“homemade chips” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friends took us there for lunch. Laid back atmosphere and really good bar food. Very friendly staff. Entertainment a plus. A little pricey, but worth a few extra dollars.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent Old Florida water-front restaurant, great spot to decompress from a busy day of shopping at the Outlet Mall. Extensive menu for both food & drink - had the Kanga-Roo-ben & Grouper sandwiches, both delicious - some inside seating, but mostly outdoor, some at water’s...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good people, great food & great entertainment, and your right next to the wonderful Manatee River, whet's not to like.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were delighted to get an outside table at sunset. Food and drinks were good. We really enjoyed the tater bomb - tots loaded with BBQ and BACON. Service was excellent and parking is easy.

Thank ace4444
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yeah, a lot of people have written things like "bar food" and that is obviously what Woody's is all about. It isn't a gourmet restaurant !! It has decent food, cold beer and a killer view of the Manatee River. Parking is pretty good here,...More

Thank EDWARDL782
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes an hour to get a meal here. AND ITS BAR FOOD, basic bar food should not take this long. Only reason to come here is for the water and the view but only during the day. This is a dive bar at night and...More

1  Thank lynnspecter415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A restaurant right on the water. Friendly staff, casual dining. The portions are VERY generous with moderate prices. There was also a live band the night we were there.

Thank cindyschh
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation my wife and I had a day away from the kiddos and we went to the outlet mall to shop a bit. While there we decided that we were hungry and didn't want food court food, so I suggested one of my...More

Thank alterego3030
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is @ waters edge with lots of outdoor seating. Food:blue crab sandwich, grouper, fish tacos all excellent. Decent beer choices, great fruity rum drinks. Seak out this place & have a great time!

Thank DonMicki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My only complaint would be that the portions are extremely small. All 6 of us ordered the fish and chips. Although good, there was very little fish when compared to most restaurants.

Thank richardY3604TB
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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.
John 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
23 October 2016|
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Response from Woody R | Property representative |
Yes, we do have 5 televisions in our open air bar area, a big screen in our air conditioned dining room, 4 televisions at our tiki island and a big projection screen on our patio area that is available when our live music is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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
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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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