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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” (43 reviews)
“shrimp basket” (18 reviews)
“homemade chips” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2903
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived by boat, coming up the manatee river. Lots of docks and a larger parking lot for cars. They had a band, they had indoor eating, covered outdoor, patio, even an island with another bar. Food was pub like, burgers, nachos, tacos, get the...More

Thank Minkster56
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Minkster56! We love hearing when our guests had a great time! We couldn't have described our little slice of heaven any better!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though we we came late around 8pm, we were getting something to eat. The menu selections were numerous, with lots of choices. Live music. Most people on this Tuesday night were hanging around the bar. We will have to try this place again for sure....More

Thank 678ralphg
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks 678alphg! We are glad you stopped in! We do get a little busy on the weekends, but don't let the full parking lot sway you! We have FREE VALET and there is always someone going in and out so waiting doesn't take long! See...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there for lunch and the place was packed with locals! It had live music, great service. We had the coconut shrimp, fish & chips basket and a burger... all fresh and tasty!!! Also loved the craft beer selections. The atmosphere is so relaxing... will...More

Thank 1968mayrap
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks 1968mayrap! We look forward to you coming back! See YOU at the ROO!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly welcoming place right on the river. Great food and bar. Honestly for lunch or dinner you cannot go wrong here. It’s amazing !

Thank JayPee22
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks JayPee22 for this awesome review! We'll see you again here at the ROO with a VIEW!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting on the water! Inside tables, but most people sit outside. They have good live music and a lively crowd. Food isn't bad either. Plus, it is right across the road from the big outlet mall. Win - win!

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

Thanks TempeGirl! We like our little slice of heaven too! See you next time you're in town!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually stayed right next door to Woody’s and went there two nights in a row. Food was good, live bands both nights, and a very cool atmosphere. If your in town and don’t check this place out...your missing out on a great time. Will...More

Thank stevestedman23
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Steve for posting this review! We love hearing how our guests have a fun and good time! We'll see you when we see you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is great, right on the river. It is "old Florida" style, kind of rustic and almost all outdoor seating. The food was good, but not above average and priced mostly because of the venue. Service was ok, but they got my order wrong...More

Thank Gary G
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Gary, We are always looking for ways to improve and we apologize for our lack of service. We will continue to train our team on the 10 steps of service and assure that this will not happen again. We look forward to you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time here I just loved the atmosphere, and the serivce. Food and Drink aren't bad either. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank bjagiel2
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you bjagiel2 for the post! Don't let this be your last time here at the ROO! Looking forward to our next adventure!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our friends who live in Sarasota took us here for lunch soon after we arrived on holiday as we often go to Ellenton to see what bargains are on offer. We were so impressed we decided to stop by again on our way back to...More

Thank Peter F
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you pandpflynn for the great review! We love to hear when our guests have an outstanding time! We look forward to seeing you again when you come back to town! Till then, take care!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Looking online for a place to eat and found this little gem right on the river ! Loved the surfer shack/boat dock feel and the food was amazing ! Tiki bar outside on a pier that goes around a little prefabbed lagoon where there is...More

Thank 622shaung
woody r, General Manager at Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you 622Shaung, We aren't fancy, but as you say we are AWESOME! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you and family again soon!

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Morgno26
22 October 2018|
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Response from kcollins1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but you can call them at 941-722-2391..
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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
6 March 2017|
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Response from mdm7761 | Reviewed this property |
The place has so many seating options, there is barely a wait.
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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, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • 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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