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“It has location and atmosphere going for it”

Swampy's Bar & Grille
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 November 4, 2013

We always drive past Swampy's on the way to Dunnellon on 484 over the Rainbow River Bridge and the parking lot is always packed with cars so we stopped in to see what all the fuss was about. The parking lot was a muddy mess the day we pulled in. The location and atmosphere is wonderful along the Rainbow River. The wait staff are 20 something kids that offer only acceptable service. The menu is quite pricey for what you get. We had the gator bites and grilled shrimp. It was okay but nothing special. I give this restaurant a Very Good rating for its location and atmosphere if this is what you're looking for.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Swampy's is a great place to relax and the food is awesome. I have been there several times and never disappointed. Will be going again on the 30th.

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Thank Julie L
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stop in mostly for appetizers and drinks , the service is always good and food has been very good also . A big plus if you are able to get a seat looking at the rainbow river it melts away the time and helps you forget you have other things to get done that day .

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1  Thank Guy125
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We went for a belated birthday dinner and the food and service were great. We have a two year old and they dis everything they could to help keep him happy. The only thing I suggest is a salad should be included with the meal for there prices are a bit high.

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Thank Masontucker1022
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Recently had the opportunity to eat at Swampy's, and will definitely be going back next time I'm in the area! I happened to be there during happy hour - 2 ice cold draft beers for $2.50. Ordered the shrimp/sausage/cheese grits along with a bowl of clam chowder. After having eaten chowder all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, I'd rate Swampy's as more than adequate. It was full bodied, with lots of "stuff' in it. The shrimp/sausage/cheese grits was delicious! It came in such a quantity that I was unable to eat it all, took half of it home, and had it for lunch the next day. Our server was extremely attentive, and took very good care of us. We ate on the deck right next to the Rainbow River, watching boaters, canoeists, and kayakers going down it. Swampy's isn't fancy - basically a riverside honky tonk with country playing - but for great food, great service, and a great view, it can't be beat!

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