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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene


Gator Tail
Hand prepared-Citrus Marinated Gator Nuggets
Corn Meal Battered & Fried USD 12.99
Sweet 'n Spicy Fried USD 12.99
St Johns Catfish Nuggets
Breaded and Fried
USD 12.99
Classic Home Made Gumbo
A huge bowl of spicy soup with andouille sausage and chicken
USD 9.99
Louisiana Style Crab Cakes
Home made! Blue Crab Meat Blended with our Cajun Cream Cheese, Panko Fried & Served with Sweet Chili Dip.
USD 11.29
Chilled Blue Crab Dip
Lump Blue Crab, Peppers, Onions, & Select Secret Spices Make up this Local Favorite. Served with Lemon & Crackers.
USD 11.29
Fresh Pork Rinds
Crispy Fried to Order & Served with our Homemade Bacon Bourbon Jam!
USD 8.99
Classic Fried Green Tomatoes
Truly a Local Favorite Served with Chipotle Ranch
USD 8.29
Southern Fried Pickles
Deep Fried and Served with Chipotle Ranch.
USD 8.99
Swamp Skins
Our Swampy Take on the Potato Skin, Mojo Pork, BBQ Sauce & Cheese.
USD 8.99
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Served with fresh chips
USD 10.29
Add blue crab meat USD 4.99
Add Cup of Cajun Gumbo to any meal for $6.99
Blackened Riverfront Trio
Tasty Gator Tail, Shrimp & our Tender Flakey Whitefish. Served with your choice of 2 sides.
USD 23.99
Fried Florida Trio
Tender Flakey Whitefish, Coconut Shrimp and a Cajun Style Crab Cake & your choice of 2 sides.
USD 22.99
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
USD 26.99
Jammin Jambalaya
Shrimp, Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Onions, Green Peppers and White Rice Cooked up in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
USD 19.49
Lobster and Crab Alfredo
Delicious Lobster & Tender Blue Crab over Penne Pasta with Toasted Garlic Bread
USD 26.99
Swamp House Fish and Chips
Our World Famous Tender Flakey Whitefish Battered and Fried, Traditionally Served with French Fries & Coleslaw
USD 17.49
Shrimp Dinner
Grilled, Blackened, Fried, or Coconut Battered & Deep Fried, Served with your choice of 2 sides
USD 19.49
Fried St. Johns Catfish
Served with your Choice of 2 Sides
USD 19.49
Shrimp Etouffee
Our Rich Cajun Etouffee With Peppers, Onions & White Rice Loaded up With Popcorn & Tail-On Shrimp
USD 18.49
Smothered Grouper
Grilled Grouper Filet over a Bed of White Rice Smothered in Creole Shrimp Sauce
USD 24.99
Add a Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad for $3.99 Add a Cup of Cajun Gumbo to any meal for $6.99. Add 6 Shrimp to any meal for $6.99. Add Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions for $2.49
Fire Grilled Ribeye
14 oz. Fresh Hand Cut to Order Served with your choice of 2 sides.
USD 21.59
New York Strip
A Hand Cut 12 oz. Butchers Choice Cut & your choice of 2 sides.
USD 20.59
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
USD 19.49
Substitute Mahi USD 22.99
Pineapple Terriyaki Chicken
Served with Grilled Pineapple over White Rice and your choice of 1 side
USD 17.99
Cajun Pasta
A Spicy Spin-Off of our Jambalaya. We use Penne Pasta instead of Rice & Add Creamy Alfredo Sauce. Served w/Garlic Bread
USD 20.99
Sandwich selections below are served with fresh Homemade Potato Chips or Cole Slaw. LTO= Lettuce, Tomato, Onion. (Substitute any of our sides for $1.29) Add Bacon for $1.99 or Extra Cheese for .99¢.
The Big Swamp House Burger
Over a Half Pound of Fresh Ground Beef, Your Choice of Cheese, LTO upon Request.
USD 10.29
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
USD 18.99
Mini Nightmare
1 Burger with all the Nightmare Fixin's
USD 13.99
Black and Bleu Burger
Blackened burger with bleu cheese crumbles, LTO upon Request
USD 11.29
Swamp House BIG Mahi Sandwich
Grilled, Blackened, or Fried, LTO upon Request
USD 14.99
Grouper Reuben
Grilled grouper, coleslaw, swiss cheese & 1000 Island on toasted rye bread
USD 14.49
Groovin' Cuban
Mojo Pork, Ham, Pickles, Mustard & Swiss Cheese on Pressed Cuban Bread.
USD 11.99
Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or Blackened- Chicken Breast Topped with Grilled Pineapple, Swiss Cheese, Bacon & BBQ Sauce.
USD 13.59
Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled or Blackened,, LTO upon Request.
USD 10.29
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Fried buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese & ranch dressing
USD 11.99
Grilled or Blackened Caesar Salad
with Shrimp or Chicken
USD 14.49
Substitute Mahi USD 17.49
St. Johns Riverfront Salad
Grilled or Blackened Chicken Breast, Mixed Greens, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Marinated Tomato, Onion & Our Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing on the Side.
USD 15.49
Substitute Mahi USD 18.49
Coconut Crusted Shrimp Salad
Fried Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Mixed Greens, Chopped Applewood Bacon, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Red Onion, Tomatoes & Raspberry Vinaigrette
USD 16.49
Taco selections below are served with fresh Homemade Potato Chips or Cole Slaw. (Substitute any of our sides for $1.29)
Tropical Gator
2 or 3 - Tender citrus marinated gator, topped with mango sauce with pineapple chunks, & shredded cheese on flour tortillas
USD 14.99
USD 18.99
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
USD 13.99
USD 16.99
Shrimp Tacos
2 or 3 - Grilled or Blackened & Topped with Our Cilantro Lime Salsa, Shredded Cheese & Sweet Chili Mayo on Flour Tortillas
USD 12.99
USD 15.99
Catfish Tacos
2 or 3 - Fried Catfish Nuggets Topped with Our Cilantro Lime Salsa, Shredded Cheese & Sweet Chili Mayo on Flour Tortillas
USD 12.99
USD 16.99
Pork Tacos
2 or 3 - Slow Roasted Pork Tacos Topped with Cheese, Cole Slaw & a Light Drizzle of BBQ Sauce
USD 10.99
USD 14.99
Add Cheddar & Bacon to a Baked Potato Or Add Marsh mellows and Brown Sugar to a Sweet Potato-$2.49 Top an Entree or Burger with Sauteed Mushroom & Onions for $2.49
Red Beans & Rice
USD 3.99
Pork Rinds
USD 3.99
USD 3.99
Homemade Potato Chips
USD 3.99
Corn Fritters
USD 3.99
Fried Onion Frazzles
USD 3.99
Sweet Potato
USD 3.99
Baked Potato
USD 3.99
Mixed Vegetables
Key West Mix: Broccoli, Green Beans, Yellow Carrots, Diced Red Peppers
USD 3.99
French Fries
USD 3.99
Key Lime Pie
USD 6.49
Chocolate Lava Cake
USD 6.49
Turtle Cheesecake
USD 6.49
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
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lily is an awesome bartender and waitress. The service was excellent. This is my second time at this place. The grouper is amazing and so is their burgers. They have a large selection of menu items, and great drink selections and specials. I like they...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled into this restaurant after visiting the Blue Springs manatees. The food was very good and the drinks were cold! Overlooking the river was a very scenic lunch. We will return as soon as we can!

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Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at the Swamp House Riverfront Grill in February for my son's 24th birthday. There were about 10 of us...so a large party. The server was super friendly and fast!! She gave us the best service!!! She took care of our every need. We...More

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Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are always looking for new and different places. The Swamp hits all the targets: great location, friendly staff, and great food.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area of DeBary, FL, this is a must stop! The Swamp House Grill has some of the best food and a great atmosphere. Sitting on the banks of the St. Johns River, you can approach by car, bike or boat....More

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Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Swamp House Grill! The food was great and you can’t beat the view! We visited every weekend for the music. It was a favorite place for cocktail hour with friends . It was our favorite part of winter2020. Thank you for the...More

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Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stepfather took me here a few years ago. Had a great time, great food and awesome atmosphere and in his memory, I will keep coming back to bring back happy memories

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 23, 2020 via mobile

Good food, reasonable prices, excellent service. Best part was sitting in the screened in area and the view! Plenty of free parking.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2020

While this place is on the St. John's River, it isn't much to look at. We were staying at the RV park there and kept noticing lots of cars in the lot. So, we decided to give it a try - good decision! The food...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

Our family of 10 went to the Swamp House after kayaking. What a perfect spot. Friendly staff, great food and authentic Florida setting without the chains! Thank you Swamp House, we will be back!

Date of visit: March 2020
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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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