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Swampy's Bar & Grille

19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
+1 352-547-4777
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese grits” (18 reviews)
“gator bites” (41 reviews)
“turkey wrap” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner on the deck over looking the river. Our server was a sweet young lady and took very good care of us. Husband had the Mahi Mahi which was excellent, i had the gator salad and it was excellent as well....More

Thank cathie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get a great view of the river if you sit outside. Pretty extensive menu - good wings, love the jazzed up shrimp skewers, good sandwiches & fries & full bar & beers on draught. Have a little patience and it's all fine. Fun...More

Thank Janeinfl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous fresh-air spot for a meal right on the Rainbow River in Dunnellon. ~~ They also have a small in-side dining area with a full-glass wall facing the river. The river and the fresh air and sunshine are the best parts of the experience....More

Thank 5kidsgma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had shrimp with fries/cole slaw and hubby had fish and chips with cole slaw. Great food, not greasy. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Thank Linda Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last night in town we went here for dinner. I ordered a burger well done like I always do and this one came out burnt. On one half I could taste the charcoal on the burger. Needless to say I was done with my...More

Thank tlee470
Chuck B, Owner at Swampy's Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize that your burger was burnt and not cooked right. I have passed on the information to our kitchen manager and we will make sure this does not continue to happen. Thank you for bringing it to our attention there is always room for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with friends for dinner. Swampy's is a 'rural' Florida type restaurant located next to the river. Nothing special aesthetically, basic bar a table and chair restaurant with outdoor seating next to the river which, when the weather is nice, can be enjoyable....More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place by the river. Food was good. Service was excellent. I had shrimp and it was very good. They also have alligator. Prices were reasonable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for dinner with friends and was surprised at how good the food was. gator soup was great. everyone liked the food. service wasn't great but that was because we were not sitting near bar.

Thank Dogosaurus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Swampy's has a very good shrimp po boy and good red beans and rice with good andouille sausage. We are from Louisiana (Cajun country) so we are quite picky about alleged Cajun food. This is good. The views are great. You can get there by...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing spot on the river. Drove by here once before on the way to Cedar Key and this time decided to stop for lunch. It's absolutely idyllic. Would give it three for the food--my kids seemed to like their meals just fine, but...More

Thank Brian A
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21 February 2017|
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Response from Julie and Paul C | Reviewed this property |
You can rent Kayaks and canoes right there next to the restaurant. There are several places in town that have rentals also but that is the nearest one. KP hole is a park that rents you the kayak and the brings you back to... More
Jon R
9 April 2016|
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Response from tracieandboe2 | Reviewed this property |
You sure can. Right across the street is the city parking and put in for kayaks. You can Cruz up and down the river and stop in anytime. Weekends can be quit busy when the weather is good.
19 March 2016|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Swimming is not a problem enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-547-4777
  • E-mail
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.
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