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Woody's Waterside

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3051 Stringfellow Rd, Saint James City, FL 33956-2343
+1 239-283-5555
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived by boat so the pitcher of beer went down real smooth. We waited a few minutes for the happy hour, great happy hour menu. Ordered 2 appetizers and it was just enough, though finger licking good. Quick service, friendly staff. Inside and outside seating. Fun place! I hear it's very busy during "season"

Thank WBFtoledo
Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been there many times, you would think we would have learned our lesson! Tried several things on the menu and not one was that good. We are done now and after today, WE ARE DONE

Thank harley4417
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a perfect little spot to spend a few hours listening to live music, drinking refreshing rum runners and munching on the delicious pulled pork nachos. I usually don't believe restaurants when they say that the tortilla chips are homemade but these really did taste like they were just fried for our nachos....plus there was a French fry mixed in... More 

Thank Geli87
Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took Dad there last Fathers day for lunch and I'm sorry that I don't remember what we had, but we did have a good time. We watched cover band Hester Prynn set up, I BS'ed with the bassplayer for a few and then the band played. The sun was high, the breeze was refreshing as were the adult beverages... More 

Thank Bassmanblues
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went in on a Saturday evening, sat outside and waited 15 minutes, no one came to wait on us, several of the staff walked by us numerous times,never looked up at us or said anything. It was 7:30 pm and they weren't busy at all. No one ever waited on us, so we left. Poor management,... More 

Thank Lori C
Fort Myers, Florida
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to give Woody's Waterside a try after dining at Woody's Surfside for years. The atmosphere is fun and engaging and the view is nice and relaxing. Being on the lower part of Pine Island (in Saint James City) it's a bit of a drive to get there but it's worth it. The food was fresh... More 

1 Thank Ryan G
Cape Coral, Florida
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693 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. What a view. That's the main reason we come to St James City. You are literally right on the water. Boats can dock along side the small walkway. Food is average. Drinks are a little high, maybe because you are paying for the view. It's a cute little place. They specialize in smoked BBQ but I wasn't... More 

Thank terri E
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the boat so that was nice. A nice place with plenty of outdoor seating. They had a one man band going with some music which was also very nice. food is so so. My burger was good, my sisters was undercooked and the boys had shrimp wraps that they liked. Its a little overpriced for what... More 

Thank erinmt24
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you see smoked devilled eggs topped with bacon jam on a menu, you order them! They were great! I had the seared ahi tuna wrap which was awesome. I snuck a couple of bites of the smoked ribs and OH MY! The ribs were outstanding! I am also a big fan of sitting outside and watching boats go by.... More 

Thank Fullandgrateful
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here once before a few years ago and said if we came back this way we would go again. We had planned on Matlacha but decided to drive the extra miles to St James City because Woody's would be a better choice! Glad we did!! Cold beer and fresh food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3051 Stringfellow Rd, Saint James City, FL 33956-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint James City
  • Phone Number: +1 239-283-5555
An Old Florida Original...Laid Back, Nothin' Fancy....Just Cold Beer, Fresh Gulf Seafood & The Best Burgers Around! Located in the heart of St. James City and Old Pine Island, you will find everything you are looking for and something you never knew existed...Fresh Ingredients and Local Seafood, Great Service, Live Entertainment, Great Daily Specials and Happy Hour, Comfortable Outdoor Waterfront Dining, Quick Boat Access, Lots of Seating and Plenty of Parking. See you in St. James City...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?