We were in Ellenton today for a Mini car rally for Relay for Life and the final stop was at Woody’s River Roo.  The place was packed with their normal Sunday crowd, plus about 50 additional people from the rally.  Luckily, we managed to find a table in their small air conditioned indoor seating area.  With so many people there at once, our waiter told us the kitchen was backed up about 30 minutes, so our calamari & our lunch came out at the same time.

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The calamari was tender and tasty.  Some of the better calamari we’ve had in a while.  While Loren went for the blackened grouper, I tried their blue crab cake sandwich.  All the food was flavorful and cooked well.  We both felt that the ciabatta bun was too big for the fish & crab cake & we both ended up just eating it on one half of the bun.  The fries were crisp & tasty too.  We also finished off with a slice of cheesecake.

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For a plain cheesecake, it was pretty good.  The texture was smooth, the crust was firm, and it had a delicate flavor to it.  Overall, a tasty meal for $47.

Woody’s River Roo
5717 18th St East
Ellenton, FL
941-722-2391

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Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
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