We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 95 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
MUCH BETTER THAN LAST YEAR

Was very critical last year and will avoid game day menu. Regular menu was much better and prefer variety. Had panini and was super. Wife had a chicken wrap. However the drinks are the ticket and of course the atmosphere. Tebow us long gone but still a fun place and simply will never be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
golfgator
,
Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was very critical last year and will avoid game day menu. Regular menu was much better and prefer variety. Had panini and was super. Wife had a chicken wrap. However the drinks are the ticket and of course the atmosphere. Tebow us long gone but still a fun place and simply will never be a top 20 college bar again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grapevine, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Food was good. Swamp juice was delicious! Wait staff was friendly and took great care of us. We were with our 3yr and 11mo. Our youngest spilled Cheerios all over and as I bent down to pick them up a waitress rushed over, told me to stop, and said, "that's what brooms are for." Made me way more at ease.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Delicious food. Heard about this place by watching Gameday and SEC Nation. This place is awesome. Friendly staff, great beverages, and awesome atmosphere. I enjoyed the gator tail tacos. They were perfect and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for something different while in Gainesville.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Swamp for the first time the other day. I tried the pork quesadillas and they were fantastic! We also had the carrot cake for dessert. It was good however, the size was rather small.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Mediocre service it could be good or awful depending on the waitress you get. Sometimes it's good sometimes it's abysmal. Foodwise... A couple tasty things on the menu (Hawaiian pork quesadilla and queso are good) but otherwise very VERY overpriced and very mediocre. Nachos were soggy and flavorless and no meat and just terrible. Drinks (two margaritas and two mojitos)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windermere, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We eat at the Swamp every time we come to Gainesville. It has a nice menu selection of sandwiches, salads, tacos, and the drink specials are great!! I Love the atmosphere of sitting street side taking in the people walking to/from campus. It's location is ideal if you are going to UF for anything. Definitely recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I were there for a campus visit because he is an online master's student and rarely gets to come to campus personally. We had never eaten at "The Swamp" before and did not regret it. Their broccoli bites were DE-LICOUS. They didn't sound that great at first, but my husband ordered them, and I had a bite...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bermuda
Level Contributor
460 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Think my husband and i were the oldest folks in the place other than a mother who was obviously in town and 'hosting' her son and his friends. We were seated in a more quiet front section, but it took a number of minutes before our drink orders were taken and then our orders. There was a 'trainee' accompanying our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Mind you, this is not a gourmet restaurant, however for a bar restaurant right across from the football stadium, the food is surprisingly good, and, gasp, even healthy. I've eaten here five or six times and each time I was impressed. Last two times I've had the spicy tuna bowl, similar to what some of the finer Japanese restaurants are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Level Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After serving me my drink with a long black hair on it, to which I amazingly had to point out to my waitress, she brought it back to the bar where I could see her with the manager. They proceeded to remove the hair which came from the bartender who had ling black hair that was swaying all over the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Swamp Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Swamp Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 377-9267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swamp Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?