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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.
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My new favorite spot!! Let’s start with the setting which provides a beautiful view of the St. John’s River. Our server was extremely friendly and very attentive. The food was excellent and well prepared. We started with fried green tomatoes which were perfectly fried and...ripe, not hard and crunchy like most restaurants. We also tried the corn fritters which were literally the best hush puppies I’ve ever had. Very rich, dense and dusted with just the right amount of powdered sugar. Then we had the house made pulled pork tacos which were very flavorful and topped with crunchy coleslaw and bbq sauce. My husband had the Swamp House burger cooked perfectly medium with a nice char on it. Great atmosphere, family friendly and just an overall great experience. We will definitely be back!!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020 via mobile

The view of the river is the best thing about this place food is ok and a little pricey. But the workers/ waitress worst ever I guess with that view you get away with bad costumer service. Only hope management will fix the problems!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Other than our server girl did a great job, the food is awful including their ice tea. Very disappointed after laying 60.00 down on lunch. Don’t get the fried shrimp, pork stuffed potatoe skins, cold slaw, onion ring things or the grouper sandwich. It all...was gross and the grouper mahi-mahi and extremely dry. Place is a dump inside. Gross that we could see mold and broke windows and plastic. This place is ripping off tourist and giving Florida nature a bad taste Maybe need a new manager or a manager at all. Never saw one, no manager ever stopped by our table. Place just plain sucks. Won’t be recommending to any of our local friends in OrlandoMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

We stopped in for lunch today. We have been here several times before, always pleased. They have an upstairs dining room and open air seating below. We opted for the open air, picnic table under an umbrella, comfortable with a cool breeze. I had the...Smothered Grouper, very good, a large fillet covering a bed of rice topped with creole shrimp sauce, almost like a gravy. My wife had the Mini Nightmare Burger(without the bun, low carb diet). She did allow me a bite, mushrooms, cheese, grilled onions and bacon cooked to order. That's the way it's supposed to be, especially if you can't decide on toppings, get 'em all! As always the service is good the food is delicious. I believe they provide a way to download a touches menu on your phone, beyond my tech skills. The tables are physically distanced. Hope to see ya there!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Love sitting out under the magnificent oak trees just watching the river flow north and loving family time!!! The food was delicious as always but the service was a bit off...one person started our orders and then there were a few others that stepped in...and somehow things got a bit confusing and we were left service less for a bit. No one asked how our food turned out and the girl that did come over grabbed a glass to refill with water and took off faster than we could catch her to also fill another drink. All in all it is a great place but they must have had an off day.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020

A great hole in the wall bar and grill! On the water, great ambiance and good food! Not far from the highway.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 23, 2020

A group of 20 from our motorcycle group rode to DeBar y for lunch. Although they would not take reservations, they accommodated our group almost immediately, by setting up tables outside under their trees with an awesome view of the river. The tables were set...apart observing Covid-19 regulations. Our servers were excellent and all 20 meals and appetizers came out together. The corn fritters were more fritter than corn but still tasty. The burgers were juicy and large. The endless sweet tea was just that, endless! A great place to have a relaxing lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in at the Swamp House today & got delicious burgers. Cooked perfectly with chips & pickle. The tables were set far en apart for Social Distancing. Our server was really good & kept checking on us. I recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2020

Employees were friendly and tended needs. Good food in a relaxing enjoyable atmosphere.Would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 9, 2020 via mobile

Went around 4PM to miss the crowds. Still full with social distancing in place. Raining or the deck would have been full. My crabcakes sandwich and loaded baked potato were awesome. The wines were cold and filled to the brim. The regular loaded burger...only one...patty was medium well as requested and still juicy. She had the fries and slaw as sides. Both were as good as always. This has to become one of those "at least once a month " stop.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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jwrkmch
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?
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Response from TupperTrish | Reviewed this property |
Downstairs on the waterfront bar
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ahall241
March 26, 2017|
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Response from agbdixie | Reviewed this property |
plenty of room
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