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Swamp House Riverfront Grill

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
+1 386-668-8891
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Deltona, Florida
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218 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here with some friends after telling them how wonderful it was. Apparently 'was' is the key word. Most of our meals were okay - however, everyone pointed to my sides and asked what they were. My plantains and hush puppies were so dark - they were almost black. Someone thought I ordered fudge. Both sides reeked of... More 

Thank frmrtvlagt
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe we shouldn't visit on a Saturday night but we were here for the weekend and decided to try it out. View of the river is very nice. Food is just ok not good or great. The service we received tonight was horrible! I don't plan on returning.

Thank Tammy B
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the open air atmosphere of this restaurant right on the St. Johns River. We were able to eat, have a few cocktails and watch the boats drift down the river. We started with beer and spicy bloody mary. I was happy since they use horseradish instead of plain old hot sauce. We split an order of peel shrimp... More 

1 Thank classynj
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch after our visit to see the Manatee with Adventures Florida (excellent tour BTW). The restaurant is located right on the river, with lots of water front tables. My wife and I shared the 3 tacos, Fish Tacos (Mahi), These were the most generous sized pieces of Mahi in each taco I have ever seen in... More 

2 Thank wluding
Mentor, Ohio
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait staff friendly and helpful the gumbo was good but the fried shrimp was frozen that can be had in any restaurant up north. Probably should have had the grouper

Thank birds2c
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I ate this weekend, great hospitality and great service with a smile. I had the ribeye with French Fries cooked to absolute perfection medium rare. Also at the table were two orders of Hawaiian chicken sandwich, teriyaki chicken and chicken alfredo . All cooked perfectly and very tasty, very nice portions. Requiring a few to go boxes.... More 

2 Thank Jason C
DeBary, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swamp looks out on the St. John's River where there is always activity. It is a fun place with reasonably priced food and drinks.

1 Thank Nancy M
Ormond Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch with a friend and they had wonderful live music, terrific food and nice friendly wait staff. Had a wonderful time - go check this place out. Right on the water so you can watch the boaters coming and going.

Thank JAM32174
Lake Mary, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried something new this time, and it didn't disappoint. The Cajun pasta is another winner! Another great evening with friends and great food at Swamp House. Always have good service and the atmosphere is authentic.

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2 Thank jbarton0828
Flagler Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere and wonderful food. Right on the river. We came over to blue springs to see the manatees and will come back for the food. Great service also.

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1 Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $24
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeBary
  • Phone Number: +1 386-668-8891
The Swamp House Grill is located overlooking the St Johns River and Highbanks Marina in peaceful, beautiful Debary Florida. If you're looking for good food with a homegrown, old-Florida vibe then we're your place! Please feel free to bring your well behaved dogs and eat downstairs at The Happy Snapper Tiki Bar on Saturdays and Sundays.

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