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Swamp Restaurant

American, Bar
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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
(352) 377-9267
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local hangout on university avenue right behind campus. Food was good and service was too. Enjoyed the fish tacos.

Thank Kristine M
Riverview, Florida
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to spend a lot of time here in college. Was passing through Gainesville on my way to Jacksonville and decided to stop for lunch on a Saturday. Sat on the front lawn, great view and people watching. Food is good, not great, but good. You come here for the location and atmosphere first, food second.

Thank UFHett99
Naples, Florida
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Things stared off bad as our hostess got confused and she was going to seat us grab a group of 5 and tried to seat them ahead of us. Food was ok got a burger with jack cheese and fries. We also got buffalo wrap which was good but service was horrible. Waited 20 minutes for napkins, silverware and ketchup... More 

Thank Tom G
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recent visit to Gainesville prompted a stop in the Swamp for lunch. I tried their version of the Cuban sandwich. Missing a couple of key staples, like real genoa salami and a mojo pork. The bread was fresh and the service staff was very attentive, but suggest you try the wings. It really is more of a college sports... More 

Thank bbqisme
San Antonio, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town with my son looking at UF as prospective school for him. A local suggested we try Swamp. The fried gator tail was over seasoned. My son's burger was fine, but nothing to write home about. My sandwich was about the same. Even though the place was empty, the 6 servers standing 10 feet from us often... More 

Thank SANANNwill
Naples, Florida
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326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Swamp is a fun place to knock back a few drinks and grab a bite to eat. While the food is average the drinks are reasonable and the service pretty good. This is also a great place to people watch from the front patio. If you bleed orange and blue this place is for you!

Thank BlueMarlinDave
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading the reviews I thought we were going to a restaurant that was more than a college town bar. Even with that said, after arriving we were happy to give it a try. We ordered wings as an appetizer...8 for $10 which is a little steep. The wings arrived and were barely warm. This was disappointing since we were... More 

Thank ken344
Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Loved This Place! Food is delicious. Unexpected quality for a student oriented college restaurant. I had a burger, others at my table had the seared tuna, and grilled chicken and ???. Friendly service. Fun ambience. Simply a great spot.

Thank Buddy H
Phoenix, Arizona
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Good menu of burgers, salads, fish. Neat setup with a variety of nooks and corners to provide some privacy. This place could be loud and crowded with college students, we were here in the middle of a summer storm and it was largely empty. Enough people having a beer (or a few) to provide a glimpse of what may happen... More 

Thank gaylordm
Kirkwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Ordered alligator bites appetizer, blackened fish of the day (flounder) platter, salad with salmon, and a veggie wrap. All very good. Service was good. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 232SAJE1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
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: (352) 377-9267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?