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Swamp House Riverfront Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Corn Meal Battered & Fried $11.99
Sweet 'n Spicy Fried $11.99
Gator Tail
Hand prepared-Citrus Marinated Gator Nuggets
St Johns Catfish Nuggets
Breaded and Fried
Classic Home Made Gumbo
A huge bowl of spicy soup with andouille sausage and chicken
Louisiana Style Crab Cakes
Home made! Blue Crab Meat Blended with our Cajun Cream Cheese, Panko Fried & Served with Sweet Chili Dip.
Chilled Blue Crab Dip
Lump Blue Crab, Peppers, Onions, & Select Secret Spices Make up this Local Favorite. Served with Lemon & Crackers.
Fresh Pork Rinds
Crispy Fried to Order & Served with our Homemade Bacon Bourbon Jam!
Classic Fried Green Tomatoes
Truly a Local Favorite Served with Chipotle Ranch
Southern Fried Pickles
Deep Fried and Served with Chipotle Ranch.
Swamp Skins
Our Swampy Take on the Potato Skin, Mojo Pork, BBQ Sauce & Cheese.
Add blue crab meat $4.49
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Served with fresh chips
Add Cup of Cajun Gumbo to any meal for $6.29
Blackened Riverfront Trio
Tasty Gator Tail, Shrimp & our Tender Flakey Whitefish. Served with your choice of 2 sides.
Fried Florida Trio
Tender Flakey Whitefish, Coconut Shrimp and a Cajun Style Crab Cake & your choice of 2 sides.
Key West Mahi
Our Big Swamp House Mahi Filet Topped with Our Homemade Mango-Pineapple Pico & Sautéed Key Lime Shrimp Served over Rice & Choice of 1 Side
Jammin Jambalaya
Shrimp, Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Onions, Green Peppers and White Rice Cooked up in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
Lobster and Crab Alfredo
Delicious Lobster & Tender Blue Crab over Penne Pasta with Toasted Garlic Bread
Swamp House Fish and Chips
Our World Famous Tender Flakey Whitefish Battered and Fried, Traditionally Served with French Fries & Coleslaw
Shrimp Dinner
Grilled, Blackened, Fried, or Coconut Battered & Deep Fried, Served with your choice of 2 sides
Fried St. Johns Catfish
Served with your Choice of 2 Sides
Shrimp Etouffee
Our Rich Cajun Etouffee With Peppers, Onions & White Rice Loaded up With Popcorn & Tail-On Shrimp
Smothered Grouper
Grilled Grouper Filet over a Bed of White Rice Smothered in Creole Shrimp Sauce
Add a Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad for $3.29 Add a Cup of Cajun Gumbo to any meal for $6.29. Add 6 Shrimp to any meal for $6.19
Fire Grilled Ribeye
14 oz. Fresh Hand Cut to Order Served with your choice of 2 sides.
New York Strip
A Hand Cut 12 oz. Butchers Choice Cut & your choice of 2 sides.
St Johns Pasta Alfredo
Our Cajun Alfredo with Chicken or Shrimp (Grilled, Blackened or Fried) tossed with with Spinach, & Onions over Penne PastaServed with Toasted Garlic Bread
Pineapple Terriyaki Chicken
Served with Grilled Pineapple over White Rice and your choice of 1 side
Cajun Pasta
A Spicy Spin-Off of our Jambalaya. We use Penne Pasta instead of Rice & Add Creamy Alfredo Sauce. Served w/Garlic Bread
Sandwich selections below are served with fresh Homemade Potato Chips or Cole Slaw. (Substitute any of our sides for $0.99)
Nightmare at the Swamp House
Two of our burgers stacked high with grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon, BBQ sauce, cheddar and swiss on a three tier roll
Mini Nightmare
1 Burger with all the Nightmare Fixin's
The Big Swamp House Burger
Over a Half Pound of Fresh Ground Beef, Your Choice of Cheese, LTO upon Request.
Black and Blue Burger
Blackened burger with blue cheese crumbles, LTO upon Request
Swamp House BIG Mahi Sandwich
Grilled, Blackened, or Fried, LTO upon Request
Grouper Reuben
Grilled grouper, coleslaw, swiss cheese & 1000 Island on toasted rye bread
Groovin' Cuban
Mojo Pork, Ham, Pickles, Mustard & Swiss Cheese on Pressed Cuban Bread.
Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or Blackened- Chicken Breast Topped with Grilled Pineapple, Swiss Cheese, Bacon & BBQ Sauce.
Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled or Blackened,, LTO upon Request.
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Fried buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese & ranch dressing
Grilled or Blackened Caesar Salad
with Shrimp or Chicken
St. Johns Riverfront Salad
Grilled or Blackened Chicken Breast, Mixed Greens, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Marinated Tomato, Onion & Our Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing on the Side.
Coconut Crusted Shrimp Salad
Fried Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Mixed Greens, Chopped Applewood Bacon, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Red Onion, Tomatoes & Raspberry Vinaigrette
Taco selections below are served with fresh Homemade Potato Chips or Cole Slaw. (Substitute any of our sides for $0.99)
Shrimp Tacos
2 or 3 - Grilled or Blackened & Topped with Our Cilantro Lime Salsa, Shredded Cheese & Sweet Chili Mayo on Flour Tortillas
Tropical Gator
2 or 3 - Tender citrus marinated gator, topped with mango sauce with pineapple chunks, & shredded cheese on flour tortillas
Mahi Tacos
2 or 3 - Grilled or Blackened - Select Mahi Fillets, Topped with Our Cilantro Lime Salsa, Shredded Cheese & Sweet Chili Mayo on Flour Tortillas
Pork Tacos
2 or 3 - Slow Roasted Pork Tacos Topped with Cheese, Cole Slaw & a Light Drizzle of BBQ Sauce
Catfish Tacos
2 or 3 - Fried Catfish Nuggets Topped with Our Cilantro Lime Salsa, Shredded Cheese & Sweet Chili Mayo on Flour Tortillas
Add Cheddar & Bacon to a Baked Potato Or Add Marsh mellows and Brown Sugar to a Sweet Potato-$2.25 Top an Entree or Burger with Sauteed Mushroom & Onions for $2.25
Red Beans & Rice
Pork Rinds
Homemade Potato Chips
Corn Fritters
Fried Onion Frazzles
Sweet Potato
Baked Potato
Sauteed Vegetables
French Fries
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Lava Cake
Turtle Cheesecake
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.
$2 - $24
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood
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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews gator bites corn fritters catfish burger tacos fries sandwiches salad john's river small marina view of the river blue springs watch the boats old florida food was great full bar great place to eat
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great lunch. It was very busy but food and service was great. Gator tail appetizer was delicious as well as all our entrees, mahi sandwich, mahi tacos, fried grouper sandwich and steak tacos.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 24maribethk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were camping in Orange City and found this restaurant online with Trip Advisor. So happy we checked it out. Great seafood and very laid back. Right on the water with swamp trees and all. One man band played while we were there He looked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tahiti2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mmmm...mmmm GOOD. The black'nd alligator, shrimp, fish sampler was really good! Every place else only had breaded and deep fried alligator. The Jueng Ling beer was really good too. Our waitress was very attentive and got our food out fast. When I get back in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MLarz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to venture out of the Orlando hustle and bustle and try some southern fare. Swamp House did not disappoint! Our server was extremely nice and hospitable (even with what looked like a 30 top that walked in after us). We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank kellybof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific setting for a place to savor some pub food. Always busy but plenty of servers to accommodate. Always have good food with a wide variety. The crab appetizer is very tasty. The peel and eat shrimp are always good. The Buffalo chicken wrap is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

35 members of our Corvette Club cruised to the restaurant house for our lunch reservation. Everyone enjoyed the food. Service was great even with that large of a group. Staff was on top of making sure everyone had what they wanted. Looking forward to our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank GwenL1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal on the river with friends. My wife and I shared the Fish and Chips. Plenty to eat for the two of us. The whitefish was battered and fried and light and tasty, It came with coleslaw and fries. Two of our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy a meal at the Swamp House when we visit family in DeBary. The food is consistently good, the staff competent and friendly. The restaurant is in a great location off the beaten track and on the river. It reminds me of the...More

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trek01196549775
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to eat, the food was good, definitely will be back! Next time will bring more people with us!

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NorthStar12117277969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at the Swamp House Riverfront Grill. Make sure you arrive early to get a seat by the windows. This place has lots of atmosphere and is very casual. We were seated near the windows and had a great view...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from chuckt81 | Reviewed this property |
Bro, just go there. It's an amazing venue with a stellar view. The wait staff is patient, knowledgeable, and efficient. The prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get. Visit, and enjoy the experience now ok?
March 1, 2018|
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Response from TupperTrish | Reviewed this property |
Downstairs on the waterfront bar
March 26, 2017|
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Response from agbdixie | Reviewed this property |
plenty of room
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