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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(352) 377-9267
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Ranked #186 of 475 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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Johns Creek, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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