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Swamp Restaurant

American, Bar
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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
(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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Naples, Florida
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467 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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86 reviews
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 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Homewood, Alabama
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is wonderfully close to the campus and service was quick and food was good. We enjoyed the sports on the TVs. It was noisy as I would expect a bar and grill with TVs.

Thank Kim B
Maitland, Florida
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Excellent location with outdoor seating to people watch the sidewalk. Bar is crowded at night and you'll love the scenery. Food is also good. TV with sports on all the time. Fun place.

Thank MdvGator
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I asked a friend of mine who said this was the place to go. I checked out their website and saw all the drink specials and decided to give it a try. The food was good, but not great. A little pricey for food served in a plastic basket. The drink specials that they had on their website had changed... More 

Thank Michael C
Gainesville, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

If there's any place that will have a vibe going on around campus, this place will be involved. Good drinks, food, and atmosphere...not much else to desire.

Thank adamsrod
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We enjoyed outdoor dining at the Swamp before a Gator's basketball game. The service and food could not have been better, plus $6.50 for a pitcher of ice cold beer was a great deal. We shared a hummus, pita strips, fresh fruit, and veggie tray as well as chicken nachos and it was way more than we could eat! Plus,... More 

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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
  • 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?