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Swamp House Riverfront Grill

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
+1 386-668-8891
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: The Swamp House Grill is located overlooking the St Johns River and...
The Swamp House Grill is located overlooking the St Johns River and Highbanks Marina in peaceful, beautiful Debary Florida. If you're looking for good food with a homegrown, old-Florida vibe then we're your place! Please feel free to bring your dogs and eat at The Happy Snapper Tiki Bar on Saturdays and Sundays.
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  • 38
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful service and great food!

We were a group of six and were accomodated also immediately after entering. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we felt welcome here. The food was in good portions, tasted great and was, we all felt, a good bang for our buck! The unique decor was certainly a conversation topic. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
skyflier59
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of six and were accomodated also immediately after entering. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we felt welcome here. The food was in good portions, tasted great and was, we all felt, a good bang for our buck! The unique decor was certainly a conversation topic. The exterior and the dining room were well... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is consistently good. It is an open air concept restaurant that can close up the outside air if the weather turns bad. This makes for a beautiful setting for early evening by the water. The menu is varied but there claim to fame is hamburgers. They are good.

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1 Thank Steve B
Columbia, South Carolina
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location, atmosphere, and food make this an enjoyable place! Found the appetizer prices a bit high, but maybe portions are bigger and maybe this place attracts a lot of beer or drink only crowd who just have appetizers? Entrees that we had were both good!

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2 Thank David R
Florida
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just looking for somewhere different to go for lunch, preferably on the water and Swamp House fit the bill nicely. There is upstairs dining with a full bar and downstairs was open air. They had live music which was nice but a little loud outside if you were looking to have a conversation. Good song choices though. Our... More 

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2 Thank rayboy
California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant after visiting the blue springs park to see the manatees. We had the citrus marianated gator nuggets. Excellent. It was the first time I had alligator. Very tasty and tender. Also had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of coleslaw and some local beer. All was very good and the service was excellent. For desert we... More 

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1 Thank BeckCalifornia
Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gator tail appetizer was tender and seasoned perfectly. I like both the blackened and also the fried. My next trip I want to ask if they can blackened first and than fry- just a thought The coconut shrimp were cooked just right- I haven't tasted my Mahi Mahi dinner yet but I already can smell it :)

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2 Thank Steve A
DeBary, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

With the restaurant half empty it took 10 minutes to get anyone's attention. Then another 45 before we got our lunch,. Kids running the place. Where is there an "active" manager EVER on DUTY???

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Thank MZMORG
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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257 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We ate on December 26th and the place was busy. So we order our food and wait and wait and wait and at the 40 minute wait mark we told the server we were leaving to eat someplace else. She said our order was up next and then ten minutes later we got our food, really 50 minutes? We ask... More 

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Thank Jim A
DeBary, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The time we went it was very hot and humid in a outside covered area. It was very busy and only had a couple of servers. It took over a half hour for the food to arrive at our table and it wasn't hot. It was a very disappointing experience.

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Thank Frank S
Winter Garden, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited today after a trip to Blue Spring State Park based on the Travelocity reviews. We loved everything about it. The servers were very helpful and courteous. The food was exceptional. I had the blackened seafood trio (gator, shrimp and white fish) and my wife had a grouper sandwich. Also had the black and blue chips and corn fritters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeBary
  • Phone Number: +1 386-668-8891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The Swamp House Grill is located overlooking the St Johns River and Highbanks Marina in peaceful, beautiful Debary Florida. If you're looking for good food with a homegrown, old-Florida vibe then we're your place! Please feel free to bring your dogs and eat at The Happy Snapper Tiki Bar on Saturdays and Sundays.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?