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Woody’s… An Old Florida Original

2 Great Locations … 2 Great Experiences

Nothing Fancy - Just Cold Beer, Great Cocktails, Fresh Seafood

and the Best Burgers & Bar Grub Around

Woodrow Wilson
​1994-2004

The Inspiration To It All...

Woody (a pure bred yellow Labrador) was born in 1994 outside Lightstreet, PA, which is bustling suburb of Bloomsburg, PA…total population somewhere around 450. Anyway, Woodrow Wilson (Woody for short) was definitely not the runt of the litter…all paws, giant dumptruck sized head and most importantly a huge heart…truly one of a kind.

Woodrow Wilson ​1994-2004. Dog sleeping on a bed with a can of beer.

As a puppy, mischievous is a huge understatement. He knew just how to push your buttons, but he also knew how to win himself right back into your graces…usually with some sad eyes, a cocked head, and perked ears…you know the look. As an adolescent, typical rebellious behavior…he chewed up pretty much everything you can imagine, here is short list non inclusive: remotes (universal and Sony), graphic design projects, sleeping bags, couches, sport jacket, rugs, assorted clothes, anything important, etc. He also was an accomplished magician and became a master of escape. He figured his way through pocket doors, standard doors, cages, and tying him outside on a leash was begging for trouble. Woody was also a lover of the culinary treats especially those that were not meant for him. And being a very large, tall lab nobody and nowhere was safe. Stories of scarfing up whole rhubarb cakes from the counter, loaves of bread, sticks of butter, and other treats were common place. But his favorite past time was prowling the party for an unsuspecting victim not paying careful attention to the burger on their plate…Woody was a little bit of a thief in that respect. The best part about Woody though was his heart, I wish you all could have met him (there are only a few here in Saint James City that have).


There was never a bigger, gentler dog around. He was more than happy to lie around and be a jungle gym for the kids…getting ears pulled, tails tugged, hugged and kissed and groped…through it all you never, ever caught a glimpse of a mean look in his eye. He was always just happy to be around the crowd.

Woody was a true character and embodied all the qualities that make our island and our community great. A little bit of a rebel, but truly a kind spirit. An absolute joker, but a serious friend. He was a lot of different personalities and traits, but the good ones usually are. No matter what the circumstances though, it was always his goal to be at the center of the party…making people laugh, entertaining the crowd, enjoying good food, good drink, and good times... and most importantly making great friends along the way.

So on behalf of Woody and all of us…Welcome to Woody’s!​

Be Sure To Visit Both Locations!

Woody's Waterside 

Island Rum & Grille

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Woody's Local

Neighborhood Rum & Grille

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Woody's Local Neighborhood Rum & Grille

2408 Surfside Blvd Unit 101
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Tel: 239-257-2870
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Woody's Waterside

3051 Stringfellow Road
St. James City, FL 33956
Tel: 239-283-5555
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