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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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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  • 144
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food.

Everyone was friendly. Love the view of the river as you dine. We enjoyed the food and full bar. The fried shrimp meal was very good. Interesting fries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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deltona Fl
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went in from the river. There was 5 of us, 4 adults and one child. We each ordered something different, I had the crab cakes. They were small and not good. $8.95. The best thing that was ordered was the grouper sandwich $12.95, the other items were wraps and chix fingers (processed). None of us ordered any alcohol and... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not a fancy place but definitely a "home feeling" there and a great view of the river and if you eat downstairs outside you can watch the boats come and go from the marina. There's an RV resort right on site too if you are travelling through. This place, to me, is all about ambience, being near the water and... More 

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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everyone was friendly. Love the view of the river as you dine. We enjoyed the food and full bar. The fried shrimp meal was very good. Interesting fries.

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DeBary, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Atmosphere is great! People are friendly! Close to home but may be hard to find if you are not familiar with area.

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DeLand, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been coming to this place from time to time for the past 15 years, my last visit I had the fried shrimp special, the portion was more than enough, and great taste!

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Osteen, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good food and atmosphere. I came in by boat and docked. Met up with the motorcycle group I ride with. You can eat in the AC upstairs or sit on the dock. Waitress was very nice and friendly. Food came out in a timely manner and I didn't hear one complaint. Lots of cool things inside to look at. Make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is great! Loved the atmosphere & Rog Lee guitarist. Gator Tacos & Handmade burgers & drunk rednecks falling off boats into the water-great people watching. 👍🏽👍

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Party of four. Everyone had a variety of dishes and appetizers, Everyone thought that there food was excellent. Food looked real good when served. Good price and good service. Nice atmosphere.

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Sanford, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The service was poor. Our Fried Green Tomato appetizer was a very low-grade frozen version from what I could tell - certainly not what I was expecting. The icing on the cake came when my Coconut Shrimp Salad showed up with a 3 - 4" hair laying directly down the center of it.

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DeBary, Florida
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The atmosphere is great, kinda old relaxed Florida waterfront restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is just average, everything tastes the same. Depends on how busy they are as to how quickly you get your food. A little pricey for what you get.

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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 to 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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