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Swamp House Riverfront Grill

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
+1 386-668-8891
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 125
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    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service and great food~ great combination!

My husband and I went out for a relaxing dinner at the river and was delighted when we arrived at the Swamp House Riverfront Grill. It's not located where you might happen by on a leisurely drive unless you're going to the St. John's River via Debary, Florida. When you arrive ask for a table where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lady_Thimble
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Enterprise, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Enterprise, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went out for a relaxing dinner at the river and was delighted when we arrived at the Swamp House Riverfront Grill. It's not located where you might happen by on a leisurely drive unless you're going to the St. John's River via Debary, Florida. When you arrive ask for a table where Landon will be your... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Obscure location next to trailer park made me wonder if we made a bad decision. Wrong. This little gems on the St Johns River was great. Wonderful view, great service and good food. Try the gator bite tacos with draft Rolling Rock. Mahi sandwich was fresh and good. We will be back!

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Bigsky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to have lunch and watch boats go by on the river. We had the fish and chips and a burger. Everything was very tasty, our server was friendly, and the food arrived in a reasonable time. No complaints. Would definitely go back.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A good placer to take friends for a taste of Florida, including gator. Have a beer and food while enjoying a sunset on the St. Johns River. The menu choice is good especially for fish lovers (which we are). The eco boat tour from this marina is the best in the area.

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Fort Collins, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to this grille seeveral times since they are right next to the St Johns River and it is only about 2 miles from my winter home in DeBary. Typically I would get fish or alligator (unique for a Colorado boy) but felt like trying a burger and quite honestly they are about the best burgers I have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I think this is by far the worst restaurant ever. I have never given a restaurant a bad review. The food is fried so oily and thick of batter and oil, they start most of their food from frozen, mine was raw. Please if you don't want to get sick never eat there. Im an expert food critic and give... More 

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tampa
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181 reviews 181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was my first time to the area. I liked the location with the water views. Too bad it was a gloomy weekend when I was there but I'm always a sucker for a waterfront view. Normal "beach style" menu. I had the Ahi Tuna Appetizer and Gumbo, both were good. Gumbo was packed with chicken and sausage which I... More 

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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705 reviews 705 reviews
701 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excellent multi-faceted eatery nestled beside the lovely St. Johns River. The main level has a great bar area and a dining room. Open on two sides, this is a truly pleasant place to relax in good weather. The menu is huge and features mostly seafood, but other items are offered. My supper was a caesar salad and Buffalo shrimp, both... More 

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Deltona, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was my first time going with my family. The smells from outside the restaurant drew us in. We had to wait 15 minutes before being seated. Our waitress was very polite and knowledgeable of the menu. It was a bit over priced for my family but the food was okay. My Husband loved his fish and chips. My oldest... More 

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Would definitely come back but only for the tummy appetizers. The potato skins were very good and stuff mushrooms were great. The main entrees were very expensive and a bit disappointing. The chicken was small and dry and the rice and beans were dry. The rice was actually crunchy. The very expensive lobster and crab Alfredo was smothered in Parmesan.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeBary
  • Phone Number: +1 386-668-8891

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 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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