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Woody's River Roo

More to explore: Eat & Drink Bar & Grill Ellenton Casual Dining Location: Ellenton
5717 18th St. E.
Ellenton 34222, Fl

Ask the locals for a great place to eat with a spectacular view and they’ll tell you to go to “The Roo!” Woody’s River Roo is the dining destination for delicious food, outstanding service and a picturesque view. Woody’s offers a little of everything, which is why everyone enjoys the eclectic, family operated restaurant. 

Live music can be heard 6 days a week and Karaoke is showing off talent on Tuesday nights. There is inside and outside dining along with a Tiki Bar! Woody’s has a full bar and private dining areas. The fun and relaxed “Old Floridian” atmosphere is revealed by the outgoing and friendly staff that is eager to help you choose your meal or where to visit while you’re here. 

The menu is well rounded featuring Black Angus Burgers, Fresh Seafood and Homemade Soups. For the adventurous eaters, Woody’s specializes in exotic burgers such as Ostrich, Bison, Kangaroo, Buffalo and Elk. Try the Grouper Reuben, with its homemade sauce and tropical coleslaw or try Woody’s signature dish, The Famous Beer Battered Fish and Chips. The full menu is served from 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. The bar is open until 1am or later daily.

Easily located off I-75, the restaurant can be reached by car, bike, boat and, on occasion, sea plane! Woody’s River Roo is the place to be in Manatee-the only thing missing is you!

Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. everyday
Facility Amenities:



Free admission


Facility Amenities

Food/Beverage Service




Facility Amenities

Full Bar, Outdoor Dining, Waterfront Dining

Cuisine Type

American, Seafood


Entertainment & Nightclub

Live Entertainment, Nightlife