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“GREAT FOOD AND FUN ON RAINBOW RIVER”

Swampy's Bar & Grille
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

great place to eat, we had 5 people eating,so we tried a little of everything, had fried pikles, fish, chicken,gator bites,fries, coleslaw,onion rings, and drinks, will visit again, cant wait

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopped here after a canoeing trip. We ended up getting fried alligator. It was cooked well. Did not taste gamey and was tender. I enjoy the outdoor seating at this place. We brought our dog here on another visit... Anyway, I definitely recommend this place if you're going down the river or are in Dunnellon.

3  Thank corvus_12
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We really like Swampy's and after canoeing on the Rainbow River have worked up an appetite. The fried alligator is good! You can take your dog to the restaurant if you sit out at one of the picnic tables (they have umbrellas for shade). We fed some alligator to our dog (just a bite or two) since we've worried about him getting chomped by one a time or two, in other places (e.g. Hillsborough River State Park). Thought we would reverse the scenario...

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

On a road trip and came by it by accident. Our good fortune. Had gator for the first time. Our waitress was very accommodating and we asked about local attractions. She should also work for the Chamber of Commerce. Even though she was from New York, it was obvious she loves her town and pointed us to the Rainbow Springs headwaters park. Luckily, we took her advice and had a great adventure on a $2 entrance fee. When in the area again, we will definitely eat at Swampy's.

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2  Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My family has ate here three times early this year (feb, mar). Our first two visits were okay, but our last one August 3rd was amazing! Our food was awesome and service was great! The new Manager sorry I forgot your name is awesome and very friendly we talked twice during our visit and he made sure EVERYTHING was perfect! The staff was fast and smiling, and the view is to die for. WOW the recent improvements are amazing. As Dunnellon locals we are always looking for a great dining experience and Swampy's you are it!

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3  Thank Stan M
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