About Us


Our Founders

Oscar & Jessica Mendez have been residents of Miami Springs since 2016 and right away embraced the community thru Woody’s.  Oscar Mendez Sr., a Vietnam Veteran, and previous Liquor Store owner from New York, shared the same affection for the neighborhood thru his patronage of local establishments.

Bringing Woody’s back to the neighborhood was of top priority for the Mendez Family.  Our vision lays on the foundation of our community’s family-oriented environment and our concept is based on providing VIP service to every guest, especially those who reside in the beautiful city of Miami Springs!  A place to gather with friends and family, while enjoying great food & drinks, live music & sports, along with exceptional service!! We strive to build relationships and our attention to detail will allow us to know your name!

Our menu includes familiar food with a unique taste, and we offer full liquor services including cocktails, imported, domestic and local beers that will have you visit us time and time again!

General Manager

Cesar Gomez

Cesar is Miami born and raised with both parents of Guatemalan descent and is the youngest of three siblings. Cesar was brought up from humble beginnings, as his father was the sole income earner for his family. Cesar began in the food service industry at age 16 working for Domino's Pizza. Through hard work and determination he worked up the ranks working as a dishwasher, busser, food runner, barback, server, bartender, and finally General Manager. Through his father's example Cesar worked diligently and earned degrees in hospitality management from both MDC and FIU. He has managed 7 different concepts, including the Graziano's Group, Grove Bay Hospitality, Tapco (Tap42) and North Italia (a Cheesecake Factory Restaurant) before embarking on this new opportunity of reviving Woody's Backyard Grill (formerly Woody's West End Tavern), a staple of the Miami Springs community. Through Cesar you can count on an individual that has passion for his industry and someone that understands that customer loyalty is earned and never taken for granted. 

"I am definitely a servant leader who's committed to the development of my own personal craft and growth of my collective team, which will directly impact the level of service that our guests will experience."