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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903+1 941-722-2391WebsiteMenu
Open now11:00 AM - 02:00 AM11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, Woody's is only allowed to have Carry Out Food, Packaged Liquor and Beer, Cocktails TO GO! Live music has been suspended until further notice 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,
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
FEATURES
Private Dining, Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been here previously and it was good. It has now expanded to take in valet parking , and does not have enough servers This meant service was on the slow side . The food was mainly fried stuff , but was okay, though prices...were on the expensive side for what it was. Its sited on the rivers edge so you are paying for that, but not so much the i 75 that is adjacent to it and very noisy. Between the valet parking and the 3 drink refills policy (The beakers being small and filled with ice so not a lot to start with ) before you are charged again , it has become a money machine so one feels ripped off. This does not encourage me to return any time soonMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, service was good. Food was good, nothing great. Disappointed that not only did they not have a Gluten Free menu, their regular menu had no notations of what was GF. Our server had limited knowledge on what was safe to eat, only knowing...they offered a GF bun. I ended up getting the BBQ pulled pork nachos and hoped for the best. They were good. I’d go back again for the atmosphere but would probably call ahead to tt someone about the GF options.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to restaurant which is half way between Tampa & Sarasota when I meet a friend. Food is very good with a great water view, always had a great experience, staff very friendly. Prices reasonable for amount of food. Also a plus...that it is so close to outlets!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

We were met by a really friendly, helpful and polite waiter (Willie) who was attentive and informative. Of the four who ate there were 3 different main meals all of which were really really tasty. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the food and the...overall experience sitting, literally on the water enjoying great food, well prepared and well delivered👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022

We got lucky! The place was packed - possibly because of the really good cover band playing that evening - but we still got good seats at a counter on a pier overlooking a small marina and the main restaurant. We could watch the fishes...and listen to the music, which was not too loud thanks to the distance from the main restaurant. Our party had fish and chips and nachos. Both were good. As were the $5 margaritas. The nacho cheese was a bit on the cheap side.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022

Met some friends for dinner. Had heard so much good about it. Our evening wasn't as sunny and was a little cooler, otherwise we probably enjoyed it more. However, we still did enjoy the music and our food was good. Great attentive server. This is...a bar food establishment but the scenary and the set up they have on the River is second to none. We would absolutely go back and think it would be a lot of fun when the weather is hot and people are dancingMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022

Staff was attentive and fun, thank you Lynn and Raven! Views of the river are great from all over. Sooo many choices to sit to fit your vibe. LIVE MUSIC!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Waterfront bar where boats can pull up and dock. Lots of fun - crowded but we were able to find a table (you find an empty table and take it - no hostess). We were there during the day and there was a band and...people were dancing and having fun. Good food and enjoyed the drinks. I would go again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

Place was packed! Our server Toni U was fantastic. Friendly. & Sprised me w an amazing rice bowl. Thank you. Another server even stopped to help out. I like to see that!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

The music was good (Electric Soul Therapy), so was the food (Caprese salad, pork BBQ sandwich, salmon BLT, key lime pie), vibe was good, and the server, Reece P., was excellent, A very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure, it probably depends on the day of the week, so suggest you contact the restaurant direct. Hope you enjoy!
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Response from Anna D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, according to their website. Call 941-722-2391
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

Yes, Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill offers takeaway services.

Yes, Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5