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Swamp Restaurant

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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
+1 352-377-9267
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar
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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been going on Fridays this summer because of great deals between 9 and 11. The location is perfect, super close to the University and the football stadium. The wait staff is good about letting people enjoy the games and the restaurant has a massive tv...More

Thank ParkerUSCH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service but the food was really mediocre. Tables were dirty and bathrooms were rather dirty. Perhaps they are catering to drunk college kids but definitely not for sober families with young children

Thank twmark1
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Kimberly made the service delightful for us to hang out on the patio on such a beautiful day! Loved our food and mimosas! Will look forward to coming back!

Thank CricketRDH
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner while touring the university. Location is great! Sat outside, not very crowded. Service was slow and food average. Large TV’s everywhere. Great place during home games and for hanging out with friends. A must when visiting UF.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I recommend Just to sit outside and have a beer The burgers overcook; fish tacos terrible !! Or we had bad luck or food overall is terrible. But big effort in service ; really nice staff

Thank Ludwig H
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a neat little place across the street from the university. Sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed the gator tacos. Service was fine, food was prompt and the tacos had a unique taste. Also ordered the sweet potato fries which were yummy....More

Thank Marc H
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I visited here on the day of the men's basketball UF-Vanderbilt game. We were waiting quite a bit for food but it turns out two people for the kitchen didn't show to work that day. My server can't control that so it was okay. Outside...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Every time we visit Gainesville it has been a tradition to eat at the Swamp. Over the holidays, we visited Gainesville and made our ritual stop to eat at the Swamp. The restaurant was not empty nor super busy so we were easily seated. The...More

Thank the2travelingsisters
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

It was just my daughter and I. We sat outside and I had the spicy tuna bowl and it was very good. She had the turkey club on a pretzel roll with waffles sweet potato fries. Fries were excellent. Sandwich was good but she wished...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Came to the Swamp restuarant as an out of town guest on gameday since it was close to the stadium and had plenty of food and drinks available. We got there just after the "normal" lunch for a night game and it took a little...More

Thank wayneph
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February 22, 2018|
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Response from Katherine S | Reviewed this property |
There’s parking all around town around UF. I’m not certain how much around the restaurant is their parking.
April 18, 2017|
Response from 510mark510 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
June 24, 2016|
Response from 730rita | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but am guessing yes. Vey good food Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-9267
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