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Swamp Restaurant

1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
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Hollywood, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While attending the Gator Vs Kentucky game (Sept 2014) we stopped buy the "Swamp" for some drinks. Did I mention it was game day.......crazy busy!!! If your going to a came come early to get a table otherwise it's standing room only. Definitely the place to be. The food coming out looked great. The beer was cold and the weather... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Swamp as very very close to the UF stadium and odds are you could have found parking not that far away if need be. The Cuban wasnt much of a sandwich, wouldnt recommend it, but the bucket specials were good. The service is obviously very much a plus for a game day environment!!!

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Miami, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were surprised to find that the quality of food was better than expect it. We thought we were at a fun bar. We were there because our college age kids took us there. Yes it was fun but it was refreshing to see that they run a good kitchen and keep the prices within reach.

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Delray beach
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sat outside on the front patio. With fans blowing a nice steady breeze from the trees and string lights throughout the Canopy of Trees it was a great night in Gainesville. Server was attentive and fast. Honey bbq wings and nachos to start were both winners. Grouper tacos w black beans and yellow rice were huge and tasted great.

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Orlando, Florida
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255 reviews 255 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located directly across from the UF campus and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium sits The Swamp Restaurant, occupying the space previously filled by Chaucer's Attic. The Swamp is a dining establishment in a old Gainesville house and was voted the best sports bar in the country by Playboy magazine in 2012. Parking can be an issue, but you can't beat the... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The night before my son's UF tour we decided to dine at the SWAMP. I can see the appeal; there's plenty of outdoor/indoor seating, the AC inside was on full blast, the atmosphere is open, even those on the top level can engage with friends below (if desired). Our waitress was sweet but not too chatty, the food was delivered... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My favorite place to go when I was attending UF. The swamp hasn't changed much and why should it, great beer selection, friendly people, and decent food. I ordered the gator tail tacos which were delicious, gator was a little tough but cooked well. I wish I lived closer so I could come more but it's fantastic too see UF... More

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Palm City, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We had our first "local" meal here in Gainesville at the world famous Swamp Restaurant. Inside was filled so we sat outside. In the shade it was still hot being this is summer. Service was slow but my food was good. Most of us in the party of give felt that way. If I was a UF college kid I... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

1. service excellent 2. beer average 3. food bad We'd recommend you go somewhere else. If you must sit down, have a drink and then move on. They didn't even turn out a decent burger. Our server was wonderful but honestly, she didn't have much to work with on the food. They just can't be even trying.

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Miami, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It's in a cool spot, but the food is definitely nothing special. It wasn't bad, but not memorable. Pretty tasteless, average bar food.

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