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Swamp Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
+1 352-377-9267
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location very close to campus. Came for a later dinner with a group of students while we were attending a conference. We had been driving all day to get there. They had the heaters with the cool flames so we ate out on the patio even though it was alittle chilly - novel for us this time of year being... More 

Thank 84Hokie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hugely popular campus hangout at University of Florida. Always seems to be packed on game days. Food is fine, beer is cold, servers do their best with huge crowds, indoors, outdoors and upstairs. It is the place to see and be seen.

Thank shellsmedina
Clarksville, MD
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217 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had lunch here while visiting U of FL. Looks like it would be a fun place to go watch a football game or hang out at the bar. The food was so so. I got the steak kabobs and there were a few chewy pieces. The flavor overall was good though. My daughter enjoyed her panini with tomato and mozzarella... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I guess it is a local staple and you got to take a meal at this place. The interior is nice and cozy. The staff is very friendly. They had Mahi Mahi as a fresh catch of the day, so three people out of our group of 8 ordered the dish, two grilled and one lightly blackened. It took a... More 

Thank Luv2Tour2
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One must try this place at least once. It has a great atmosphere especially in the front lawn. Food is pretty good but the prices are a little on the higher side

Thank James N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch. It was ok. I tried the Swamp Juice drink and was not for me. I sent it back and opted for the Mojito. It, like everything else, was okay but not worth the $11 price. I had the Cuban sandwich and my husband had a burger. Both were "okay". The Cuban could have used more... More 

Thank Nancy C
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 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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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-9267

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