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Swampy's Bar & Grille

19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
+1 352-547-4777
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“cheese grits” (20 reviews)
“gator bites” (42 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Florida 11 years, never had Fish and Chips like this it was the best. My visitors from the UK loved it. Shame the storm came as we sat down, and stopped us taking a riverside table.... Never mind the rain on the tin...More

Thank June W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheese grits can be used as a good guide to restaurants of this type. Good grits = a good place to eat. The cheese grits with shrimp and sausage at Swampy's are excellent. The ambiance, an outdoor terrace of weathered, paint-peeling wood is modest, but...More

Thank George E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch after tuning and were all very hungry. The kids got kids meals. The cheeseburger was large for a juds size. The fish & shrimp were a bit small. The adults had cowboy burgers & gator po boys. Food was very good...More

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us spent a day kayaking down Rainbow River. We were hungry & exhausted so we stopped at Swampy’s. It was in between peak times so they could accommodate our large group immediately. Our waiter was also the bartender! He was the greatest...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the BEST!!! things I’ve ever eaten: Gulf Shrimp and Sausage over Cheese Grits. Enjoying North Central Florida along the Rainbow River with friends. This is the quintessential Deep South kind of place to eat that you only see in the movies. Well I’m...More

Thank KC R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mom and I went here just to get out of town, what a great time ! I was using a mobility scooter due to injury and was easily able to navigate to the waterside area. The waitress was prompt and orders were taken after drinks...More

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate the wings here and they were delicious. It seems like a family run place. Loved sitting outside by the water, even saw some otters. Music was a little loud but it was a good night out.

Thank MaryBeth92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to bring the family. It is kid friendly and grownup friendly. Nice variety on the menu. I had a mahi sandwich they they nicely put in a wrap for me while my husband had a burger. The sweet potato fries are truly delish!...More

1  Thank Cisco K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here at least once a month and I’ve never had poor service or a bad meal. The wait staff is kind, fun and knowledgeable about their menu. The bartenders make outstanding specialty drinks and have a decent beer list. The food is always...More

Thank J C C
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This has become a favorite especially on the water, plus the ending of Tubing down Rainbow River. Has a great menu n great drinks. A place I will definitely be coming back!!

Thank KarenE2300
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Karen H
August 6, 2018|
Response from onthemohawk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know enough about Gluten, and their on-line menu has nothing about gluten.
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Julie and Paul C | Reviewed this property |
You can rent Kayaks and canoes right there next to the restaurant. There are several places in town that have rentals also but that is the nearest one. KP hole is a park that rents you the kayak and the brings you back to... More
Jon R
April 9, 2016|
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Response from tracieandboe2 | Reviewed this property |
You sure can. Right across the street is the city parking and put in for kayaks. You can Cruz up and down the river and stop in anytime. Weekends can be quit busy when the weather is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-547-4777
  • E-mail
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 enjoy yours.
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