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Welcome to Swampy’s Bar & Grille in Dunnellon, Florida! Looking over the beautiful Rainbow River from our restaurant deck, you can enjoy and understand the inspiration which created Swampy’s. It is the raw beauty of the Florida river swamp with a few extra conveniences added – Swampy’s great food and drink. If you arrive early enough, you may observe the family of otters that swim, eat, and live right here at Swampy’s river bank. As early afternoon arrives, you view local residents and tourists lazily floating down the river in tubes, kayaks, canoes, and a few boats. As the day ends, and the sun sets, you may again observe the family of otters venture out to enjoy their river dinner, as you
$7 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was nice- on Rainbow River. Food was very mediocre at best. If you use a credit card, they charge you a service fee. No fee if you pay with cash. This is the first time that I experienced a restaurant charging a service fee...in the United States.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was ok, our server was very sweet. The location is fantastic, after kayaking in the sun for 4 hrs we were ready for some grub.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last week for lunch. While we were waiting for a table on the porch we sat at the bar for a drink. Then it started pouring and the porch emptied!! So we ordered at the bar and Stesha was our server. We ordered...the fish dip to start and I had the gator wrap (I'd never eater gator before) and my wife had the fish tacos. Everything was delicious and we'll definately be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just really liked this place. It isn’t fancy but the food is delicious. It’s a shack style bar and grill right on the river. The sitting is super chill and lively. We had a variety of dishes and food and everyone was completely pleased...with their food. Service was quick and friendly. I would totally go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great! The restaurant actually sits on the Rainbow Spring. So if you want to spend a day tubing your last stop is at Swampy's. I had the gator nuggets and they were cooked PERFECT! For dinner I had the crab cakes &...sweet potato fries. Yummy!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed May 14, 2021

Great place and a beautiful view of the river! After a fun day exploring Rainbow Springs my friend suggested that we check this place out, and I'm so glad we did! Fast friendly service, good drinks and reasonably priced pub food. I loved the gator...bites and buffalo wings! Would come back here in a heartbeat!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 9, 2021

Six of us stopped in for a late lunch after kayaking on the river. Had to wait 15 minutes for a table so we all ordered a drink at the bar to pass the time. When we got our table we all ordered and the...food arrived pretty quickly. We all pretty much ordered something different and everyone was happy with what they got. The fish tacos probably got the highest marks of all the entrees. Nice to enjoy an outside meal all together.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2021 via mobile

Food was excellent. Gator nuggets and cornbread as appetizers. Fish tacos were very good. Hubs had a fish sandwich that was also good. Beer was cold and refreshing. Swampy's is on the Rainbow River which is almost a Carribean blue. We sat outside.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

Just love this restaurant! It’s awesome to eat outside along the river watching kayakers and tubers float by. Everyone is friendly, the food is good and the view is beautiful. My faves from the menu were the corn bites, blackened mahi sandwich with the corn...casserole side, absolutely delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 31, 2021

We had to wait 20 minutes for a table on the veranda overlooking The Rainbow River even though there were a couple of empty tables out there. Hmmm...we wonder why! We took Minnesota friends to Swampy's today for lunch. Even though we had to wait...for a table on the veranda we still totally enjoyed our lunch and the tranquil Florida scenery. I asked for an Old Fashion (cocktail) The bar was out of bitters...again. Tom's cup of clam chowder soup, Reuben sandwich and fries was "Excellent" My Blackened Chicken sandwich with side of Cheesy Grits was very tasty. Service from Christopher (414) was perfect Our MN guests had great food and a positive experience at Swampy's (except for the long wait when tables were visibly empty)More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Response from cyn12142019 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs there so I would say yes.
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May 27, 2019|
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Response from Todd_Rundgren_Rocks | Reviewed this property |
There is one inside I believe and you have one outside that is more non-handycaped.
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Swampy's Bar & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5