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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Good place for Gator fans to eat at

The Swamp is a popular bar/restaurant right across the street from the University of Florida campus. This is a good place for Gator fans to go as there is a lot of Gator pictures and memorabilia. Ate the Fresh Catch Platter and is was Mahi Mahi and it was good. Prices are a little steep for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Don N
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Ormond Beach
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 21st Birthday party at this Sports Bar, for our grandson. Approximately, 25 people were there for a late lunch. Servers were very attentive, and food was good. Fish tacos, salads, wings typical sports bar food was served. All good. Would go back there again.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always wanted to visit the Swamp Restaurant for its lovely patio and location across from campus, so we stopped in on a quiet winter Saturday. The walls are covered in Gainesville memorabilia and with flat screen TVs tuned in to sports channels (and Gator games if they are playing!) The cold kept us off the patio, but we... More 

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Thank EconMom
Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

After many years as a customer of The Swamp, I must report that it is in decline. The food and service do not measure up to it's historical standards. The past 3 visits were not good enough for a continuation of it's use. No one incident of bad food or bad attitude by employees. It has deteriorated. No longer on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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427 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The Swamp is a popular bar/restaurant right across the street from the University of Florida campus. This is a good place for Gator fans to go as there is a lot of Gator pictures and memorabilia. Ate the Fresh Catch Platter and is was Mahi Mahi and it was good. Prices are a little steep for lunch okay for dinner.... More 

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Thank Don N
Boca Raton, Florida
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

My daughter is doing a college tour...my wife has been in the past so we tried the place...it was during the week so maybe that changes things. Nice outdoor seating...was professional type college students...not what I would have expected in a college town...food was priced fair...but a crazy deal..15 bucks for a bottle of wine...didn't have that when I was... More 

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Thank eric p
Rhode Island
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

If you enjoy waiting hours for your food and drinks, this is the place for you. Our server was pleasant, but totally inept. When our food finally did arrive, it was barely edible. Maybe this was a particularly busy night, or maybe the wheels fell off in the kitchen, but we could not find anything to enjoy about this place.

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Thank genevaRhodeIsland
Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stopped by before the Ole Miss/FL game and it was packed. My Dad and I were sitting on the front steps drinking a beer and started a conversation with the gentleman standing next to us. He turned out to be the owner of the place and was very nice to get us a table. At OM we try to treat... More 

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Thank Scott W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Was in Gainsville for two days and stumbled across this place. The food is really good (try the Freshman Burger) and the staff are really friendly and helpful. I had Ellie serve me who was really great and helped me choose from a very tempting menu. If you're in town give this place a look - you won't regret it... More 

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Thank vizzyanthro
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Gainesville always has great food. Anytime we're in town we try to aim for more local restaurants. We choose to stop by the Swamp Restaurant to give it a try. The menu was cutely designed as well as having a variety of options. The staff was quick and friendly and the food tasted great. The atmosphere had a very gameday... More 

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Thank Victoria C
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Came here with some friends before the Ole Miss game. It seemed to filter out the college kids and see more of a college graduate and above crowd. We got there early and got a great spot upstairs overlooking all the TVs. The staff and service was very hardworking and respectful to visiting fans. The food and drinks were a... More 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?