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Swamp Restaurant

1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
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Ranked #192 of 470 Restaurants in Gainesville
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The hostess at the front was very friendly and assured us our party of 11 would be sat soon. We were sat and our server was attentive and also friendly. The food was surprisingly great. Between the salmon club sandwich, and the gator tacos, it was quite a delectable experience. Surprising because the food didn't use to be great We'd... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Absolutely not sure what happened but the Swamp has gone down hill. No breakfast no more is a terrible, terrible mistake. The so called brunch menu is a joke ! over priced, poor quality and when stopping by for the 12 final game was SHOCKED to see that breakfast isn't offered. MISTAKE. nobody waited on us again, which is also... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had brunch at the Swamp this past Saturday before the game. Great Bloody Mary. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits and that's what I got, one shrimp and some lumpy grits. I kept thinking I'd surely have more than one shrimp and each time I thought I had one on my fork it turned out to be another lump of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking to celebrate or drown your sorrows during a Florida Gators game, stop looking! Just go to the Swamp, across the street from the stadium. Great atmosphere, not crazy busy, even on game day we got served right away. Heard they had some very good food as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We attended a Florida game and wanted to experience the atmosphere of the area. Wandered into the Swamp and it was crazy busy on gameday. If you are a Florida Gator fan then this is your place. Luckily found a seat and ordered a club sandwich. My expectations were low but the food came in even lower. Fries were soggy,... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We recently visited, as out of town visitors attending the UK vs. FL game. Someone told us to check out The Swamp across from the stadium, instead of tailgating. The place was packed! It's literally first come, first served - so make sure you go early. The wings were excellent! Beer was good. What a fun atmosphere for game day!

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Hollywood, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Swamp Restaurant

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

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