We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Woody's Waterside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3051 Stringfellow Rd, Saint James City, FL 33956-2343
+1 239-283-5555
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 333: English reviews
Fort Myers, FL
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to just hang out. However, if you are expecting prompt service, this is not the place! Waited 20 minutes for the waitress to even stroll over to give us a menu. Then, she took drink order but we had to look for her again to take our lunch order...and, again, to give us a bill. The good news... More 

Thank skippie10
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food, stick with the seafood and burgers. Great service. The usual ever so slightly higher prices (think of it as the "cover charge" for the free boat slip). Clean, relaxing, fresh food.

Thank Michael K
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
613 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some friends in for the weekend and wanted to show them Woody's. We were some of the first seated outside on the dock for the day. We ordered a round of drinks. We had to go inside to order our second round as we never saw our waiter again. After paying our bill, our friends asked about shirts... More 

Thank terri E
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us drove to Woody's for lunch on a Friday afternoon. There were seats readily available in the outdoor area and it looked like fun. What a terrible idea. We waited for 20 minutes to place a drink order consisting of beer and iced tea. It was another 20 minutes before we could find our waitress for the lunch... More 

Thank Sandy K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there by car a couple of years ago and decided to make the 18 mile trip by boat. Food was very good both times. Lots of outdoor seating with good entertainment. Friendly, efficient staff. We will certainly be back.

Thank Tim A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to enjoy their amazing beer battered fries with some beer but they changed their fries to in house and they suck. The fries are mealy and taste burned on the outside. The owner needs to realize this is no small change. People come to the island from all over the country and enjoyed Woody's old menu. I have... More 

Thank Seth M
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do a bike ride on the island and stopped in for lunch at our half way mark. Really cool outdoor waterfront seating, fun music and unique menu items. Had shrimp and chicken tacos comes with dirty rice and black beans and onions, totally delish! Clean fresh meal on the go. Hubby says best shrimp tacos he's ever had.... More 

Thank cbomli
Golden, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love a place where patrons arrive either by boat or car. Locals came from the canals to join us for lunch. This was a nice find in the sleepy little community of St James City. The food was surprisingly good, but the service was amazingly slow......

Thank Steve J
Saint James City, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The night we went in there was a guitar player there with some very amusing songs to entertain! even a sing-a-long! Very laid back and comfortable atmosphere. You can sit inside (A/C) or on the back dockside with views down the canal! The staff are happy people who love where they work! and they certainly make you feel at home.... More 

Thank mgambuto
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woodys has a great menu, great service and great food. It's easy to get there and tie up by boat and when you're there you know you're in good hands. My girlfriend would eat their sweet shrimp wrap daily if she could. Anyone in the area would be wise to give it a visit

Thank Ed G

Travellers who viewed Woody's Waterside also viewed

Saint James City, FL
Saint James City, FL

Been to Woody's Waterside? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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...

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Woody's Waterside and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Cape Coral, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Woody's Waterside staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?