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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)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
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1 - 10 of 1,340 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank Ashley U
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great location right on the river. You can sit inside, on the patio, or out at the edge of the water under a tiki hut. I highly recommend sitting by the water to enjoy the river, mangroves, and to watch the mangrove...More

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

Thank you lizardtiff! We love feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our little place! Looks like everything was on point, but the service? I'd love to discuss how your service progressed so I can be sure to make corrections and educate our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fish tacos, on the water... great service and loved the laid back atmosphere. Will def be back!

Thank Ran7773
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ran7773! We love our tacos too!! Each day we have a fresh new fish so come back often to try anything from Grouper to Hogfish or Salmon to Halibut! See YOU at the ROO!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Woody’s when we first went to Ellenton and were looking for a place like Woody’s and then found the real thing! It has a welcoming feel about it. It’s slightly raw, noisy and down to earth and it is the kind of place...More

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

Thank you Greatblackhawk for your review! We are that Old Florida place and we are so happy you found us! See you again soon at the ROO with a View!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this great little dive is located off of the main road and hidden on a marginal road along the manatee river.....if you don't know its there, you wouldn't even think about driving in and looking for a restaurant. NO signs along the road, no indication...More

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

Thank you pyramoon for your great review! We like being tucked away from the rest of the crowd, in our own little OLD FLORIDA world! Now that you know where we are don't be a stranger, but a new found friend! See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular bar and grill. Food a bit greasy spoonish but very tasty. Always a lively atmosphere there. can get a bit noisy though. Great outside dining view of the river. Ok with a party but not for a quiet good meal.

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

Thanks solebloke, we'll take the good review! We are nothing fancy, but guaranteed to be a good time!

Reviewed May 16, 2018

It was my daughters rehearsal dinner and she picked this place that was close to where they were getting married the next day. Great music and a really fun place. Parking is a nightmare so please use their free valet parking (it was worth the...More

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

Thank you Cynthia, we love hearing when our great guests have an awesome time! Parking is a pain for now, but we are working on it. Just waiting for the county to do their part. Congrats to your daughter and we look forward to seeing...More

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doxie695
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Kurt K | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t.
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Mary G
March 6, 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
January 17, 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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