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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty ordinary really

Had a buffalo wrap and sweet potato fries and both were quite good and reasonably priced. So that was good but the place didn't have much character, which is why I went there in the first place. There was really no parking , not surprising since it's geared to students and pedestrians, but the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
John M
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had a buffalo wrap and sweet potato fries and both were quite good and reasonably priced. So that was good but the place didn't have much character, which is why I went there in the first place. There was really no parking , not surprising since it's geared to students and pedestrians, but the inside actually looked kind of dirty... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pros: Good location very close to UF. Friendly, efficient service. Nice atmosphere. Decent menu variety. Cons: My wife and I both got salads with fish on them. The food tasted quite good. The fish portions were actually pretty reasonable. Oddly, the salads they were on were microscopic?? Looked like a garnish rather than a salad. Prices too high for the... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Food was great. Atmosphere was great. Different games playing on different TV's. Right across from UF.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?