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Welcome to The Roo With A View!



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 (Seasonal). 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 till 11pm on Friday and Saturday. (Bar open til 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!


SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11am-1am  (Kitchen Hours 11am-10pm)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11am-2am  (Kitchen Hours  11am-11pm)