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Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill

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US$12 - US$19
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place with live music and a full service bar. The band was rocking and the music was classic rock with a mixture crowd favorites. Bar staff was attentive and worked with the kitchen to correct an issue with an appetizer. Fish and chips was...very good and the house salad was good as well. Margarita was also very good.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun time. We didn’t know what to expect based on some of the negative reviews. There was a band playing (22N) who is fantastic. We got there early and found a parking spot. We also got a table right up front. The food...and the service we amazing considering how packed it was. Drinks were cold. Overall great experience and would not hesitate to go back.More

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

Prices were a little high but we went at lunch so it wasn't as expensive. The atmosphere was beachy and all seating is outdoors.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 June 2022

What would you expect in an outdoor Florida on the water property? Overpriced food and ordinary wine but the music is good!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 May 2022

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
Reviewed 5 May 2022 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
Reviewed 1 May 2022 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
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
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
Reviewed 8 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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7 April 2022|
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!
9 March 2022|
Response from SouthWind49 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
1 May 2021|
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